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FIRST ® Tech Challenge
Way More Than Building Robots

2021-2022 FREIGHT FRENZYSM presented by Raytheon Technologies

Race against time to transport essential goods and explore the future of transportation
Kickoff, September 18

Game and Season Info


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Proven, Verifiable Impact!

87% Express Interest in Attending College

98% Problem Solving Skills Increase

100% Teamwork Skills Increase

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The really cool thing about FIRST Tech Challenge is...all skill levels are welcomed and needed, technical or non-technical. Student and adult team members are encouraged to bring any skills they already have, like coding, electronics, metalworking, graphic design, web creation, public speaking, videography, and more. Adult coaches guide students as they gain skills and confidence in a supportive, inclusive environment.

Individual Team: Guide a team of up to 15 students as they work together to design, build, and program a robot by exploring advanced engineering concepts, brainstorming innovative ideas, and developing career-ready practices. Participants have access to over $80 million in scholarships to colleges, universities, and technical programs. 
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Class Pack:  A larger, flexible curricular option for up to 24 students in the classroom or after-school programming. Students will create a robot and utilize tools for self-growth in technical skill development and engineering design. Each semester of the course culminates in an event where students present what they've learned and use their robot to compete in a class mini-game.
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Experience a FIRST Tech Challenge Event

Hard work pays off! Each FIRST Tech Challenge season culminates with local and regional events where qualifying teams compete for awards and a spot in the FIRST Championship.

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Cost & Registration

Costs for fielding a FIRST Tech Challenge team may vary depending on level of participation.

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