Something New – Team Avatars

Nov 09, 2017 Written by Danny Diaz, FIRST Robotics Competition Systems Engineer.

Avatars have been used in arcade video games since the early-mid 1970’s, and have become a way to represent and identify players and personalities. 

Award Portals & Some Tips

Nov 09, 2017 Written by Allen Bancroft & Cindy Stong, Co-Chief Judge Advisors

It’s everyone’s favorite time of the year – Today at Noon, the Chairman’s, Dean’s List, and Entrepreneurship portals were opened!

FIRST Honors President Barack Obama, Commits to Closing STEM Equity Gap

STEM Education Nonprofit Hosts Third Annual FIRST Inspire Gala, Raises Funds to Make FIRST Programs More Widely Available to Underserved Students

FIRST honors President Barack Obama for his significant contributions to spreading the mission and impact of FIRST

International Game Pieces and Kit and Kickoff Registration

Nov 07, 2017 Written by Frank Merrick.


International Game Pieces

As we said in this blog, teams outside the United States have the option of receiving an extra set of game pieces in their Kickoff kits in exchange for 20% of their FIRST Choice credits. This option closes this Thursday, November 9, 2017, at Noon Eastern Time. See the blog for more details. If you want to exercise this option, please be sure to do so by the deadline!


Digital Animation Award sponsored by Automation Direct

Nov 06, 2017 Written by Frank Merrick.

The details about the 2018 Digital Animation Award sponsored by Automation Direct are here!

More Info on Registrations Opening and Behind the Lines!

Nov 01, 2017 Written by Frank Merrick.

More information about the three registrations opening Thursday, including important clarification about open events and waitlists. Plus, Behind the Lines Episode 3 is on tonight!