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Expanding the Kit of Parts

May 15, 2023 Written by Collin Fultz, FIRST Robotics Competition Senior Program Director and Ted Hood, Kit of Parts Engineer

We are so excited for CRESCENDOSM presented by Haas, but before we get there, we have off-season events to attend, game details to finalize, and an exciting announcement to make!

Celebrate the Class of 2023

May 09, 2023 Written by Michelle Long, Director of Alumni Relations

Class of 2023: CONGRATULATIONS. We, across FIRST, are so proud of all that you have accomplished so far and all that you will accomplish in the future. You have made it through the most tumultuous years of high school that anyone could imagine. We are so proud to have you as a member of the FIRST community, and we look forward to being with you as you step into adulthood and become a FIRST alum.

Championship Reflections

May 03, 2023 Written by Collin Fultz, FIRST Robotics Competition Senior Program Director

Nearly 50,000 people came to the 2023 FIRST® Championship presented by BAE Systems. With 619 teams in FIRST® Robotics Competition alone, it took a massive effort from our dedicated staff and nearly 1,000 volunteers to put on the event. To all who helped make the 2023 season an impactful reality, thank you!

End of Season and Championship Divisions

Apr 13, 2023 Written by Collin Fultz, FIRST Robotics Competition Senior Program Director

Over the last six weeks, more than 3300 FIRST® Robotics Competition teams have competed in more than 15,000 matches across more than 160 events. And we aren’t done yet!

Interns and District Championship Advancement

Apr 10, 2023 Written by Collin Fultz, FIRST Robotics Competition Senior Program Director

FIRST Championship Information

Mar 29, 2023 Written by Collin Fultz, FIRST Robotics Competition Senior Program Director

In just 3 weeks, more than 600 FIRST® Robotics Competition teams will load in for the 2023 FIRST® Championship presented by BAE Systems. More than 200 teams are already registered for the event, and many more will qualify in the next 2 weeks.

Support your FIRST teams with DonorsChoose

Mar 13, 2023 Written by Vinnie Rodino, Sr. Director – School Engagement and Education, FIRST

We are excited to once again partner with NewsCorp to support FIRST® teams and Class Packs with their DonorsChoose projects.

Week 1 Reflections

Mar 08, 2023 Written by Collin Fultz, FIRST Robotics Competition Senior Program Director

Week 1 events are officially complete and the CHARGED UPSM presented by Haas season is off to an energizing start!

Zebra MotionWorks™ for FIRST® Robotics Competition at the FIRST® Championship

Mar 01, 2023 Written by Asher Kaufman and Matt Boehm, Zebra Technologies

Learn about what the solution is, and more importantly, how it can improve gameplay and the spectator experience

Week 1 – Here We Come!

Feb 20, 2023 Written by Collin Fultz, FIRST Robotics Competition Senior Program Director

Week 1 events start in less than 7 days, and I cannot wait until teams are playing in official events!