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FIRST Robotics Competition

The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is an international high school robotics competition. Each year, teams of high school students, coaches, and mentors work during a six-week period to build game-playing robots that weigh up to 120 pounds. Robots complete tasks such as scoring balls into goals, flying discs into goals, inner tubes onto racks, hanging on bars, and balancing robots on balance beams. The game, along with the required set of tasks, changes annually. While teams are given a standard set of parts, they are also allowed a budget and are encouraged to buy or make specialized parts.

Students in 9th through 12th grade are available to register for the FRC program. Enrollment for the FRC program is generally open from June to December of each year. To signup to participate in this program, please fill out and submit a member application.

Dues for the year are $600 per student that help cover the operating cost of the program. Payments can be processed through our website or via check (Payment Policy). Students have the option of paying in Thirds or Full increments. Payment is due by the below dates (or within 7 days of initial registration). If a student registers between dates, the latest amount that has not passed is due.

  • August 1st – Minimum $200 Due
  • September 1st – Minimum $400 Due
  • November 1st – Full Payment Due

Travel costs to competitions are not included in the above registration cost. Travel costs will be solidified once the season competitions have been announced. Estimated travel costs are: Local Competition (2x) – $150, District Championships – $275, World Championships – $1000 (including flights to Houston TX).

growingSTEMS currently hosts 1 FRC Team as part of our Community Robotics Program.

FRC 836 – The RoboBees