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Meet the Operations Team at FIRST HQ!

May 06, 2021 Written by Naomi Mancuso, FIRST Operations Support Manager

Ever wonder about the FIRST employees working behind the curtains at FIRST HQ? My name is Naomi Mancuso, and I am the manager for the FIRST Operations team, also known informally as Team Support or “Ops.”

2022 FIRST Robotics Competition Initial Registration Fees

Apr 30, 2021 Written by Frank Merrick, Director FIRST Robotics Competition

Hello, Teams! This is a super-short blog today just to let you know that initial registration fees have been published for the 2022 season on the Cost and Registration page.

Off-Season HYPE! End-of-Season Celebration HYPE! First 2021 Game Play HYPE!

Apr 29, 2021 Written by Frank Merrick, Director FIRST Robotics Competition

I hope everyone saw the announcement FIRST made on the Inspire Blog announcing the return of off-season events starting July 1.

INFINITE RECHARGESM at Home Challenge Skills Competition Winners and Finalists

Apr 21, 2021 Written by Ted Hood, Kit of Parts Engineer

We are happy to announce the Skills Competition Winners and Finalists for the INFINITE RECHARGESM at Home Challenge. 

Safety Animation Award

Apr 20, 2021 Written by Frank Merrick, Director FIRST Robotics Competition

We have the winner and runners-up for the 2021 FIRST® Robotics Competition Safety Animation Award sponsored by UL!

Congratulations to our 2021 FIRST Innovation Challenge Semi-Finalists!

Apr 15, 2021 Written by FIRST Staff

We are beyond excited to announce this year’s FIRST Innovation Challenge presented by Qualcomm semi-finalists.

Skills Challenge, Innovation Challenge, & Larry Retiring

Apr 12, 2021 Written by Frank Merrick, Director FIRST Robotics Competition

What a rush to the deadline! As folks know, last Thursday was the deadline to submit and lock INFINITE RECHARGESM at Home Skills Challenge scores, and we saw lots of teams coming in during those final hours.

Scores Deadline, Award Shows, Trophies, Interviews

Mar 31, 2021 Written by Frank Merrick, Director FIRST Robotics Competition

Big Chairman’s Award Announcement & Unofficial Score Reporting Details

Mar 26, 2021 Written by Frank Merrick, Director FIRST Robotics Competition

Great news! We have decided that even though we won’t be having FIRST Championship this season, we will still be selecting FIRST Championship-level Chairman’s Award winners and finalists.

Kit of Parts Survey, Public Leaderboard, and Score Calculator

Mar 22, 2021 Written by Frank Merrick, Director FIRST Robotics Competition

We need your help! Every season we ask teams to complete surveys about their Kit of Parts experience to help us improve the program. The survey is open now and closes this Friday, March 26th at 5pm ET.