Our FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) program is designed for students in grades 6–9 to compete head to head, using a sports model. Teams are responsible for designing, building, and programming an 18 by 18 by 18 inch robot over the course of a 5 month regular season to compete in an alliance format against other teams. The robot kit is reusable from year-to-year and is programmed using Java, the MIT App Inventor, or other Android programming systems.
The FTC teams meet on two days throughout the week at The Stachelczyk STEM Center (43883 Airport View Dr, Hollywood MD 20636). You can check out our full program calendar.
Dues for the year are $350, to reserve your spot on the team please pay at least half within 14 calendar days of submitting your application (Please submit an application here). Payments can be processed through our website* or in person via check or cash.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*A $11 surcharge has been added to cover the credit card processing fees.