About FIRST® Tech Challenge

FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC) is a high school robotics program focused on engaging students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. It is designed for those who want to compete head-to-head with robots, using a sports model. Teams of up to 10 students are required to develop a strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles. They design, build, and program their robots to accomplish tasks that score points as defined in each season’s Robot Game.

FTC Teams compete in an alliance format against other teams at the local, regional and national level. Awards are given for success in the robot game as for well as for community outreach, robot design, and other real-world accomplishments.

During each season, students get to:
·         Design, build, and program robots

·         Apply real-world math and science concepts

·         Develop problem-solving, organizational, and team-building skills

·         Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments

·         Earn a place in the World Championship

·         FTC students also gain access to over $10 million in college scholarships

There are over 20,000 students from around the globe who participate in the FIRST® Tech Challenge. Georgia will have approximately 65 teams for the 2013-2014 season.