Event Name Week Day/Date Location Address
FIN District Kokomo Event sponsored by AndyMark 1 Fri-Sun March 4-6 Northwestern High School 3431 County Rd N 400 W Kokomo, IN USA
FIN District Columbus Event sponsored by Toyota 3 Fri-Sun March 18-20 Columbus East High School 230 S Marr Road Columbus, IN USA
FIN District Tippecanoe Event 4 Thur-Sat March 24-26 Jefferson High School 1801 S. 18th Street Lafayette, IN USA
FIN District Championship 7 Thur-Sat April 14-16 Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 5500 Wabash Avenue Terre-Haute, IN USA

Dubbed a “Varsity Sports for the Mind,” FIRST Robotics Competition combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of 25 students or more are challenged to raise funds, design a team brand, hone teamwork skills, and build and program a robot to perform prescribed tasks again a field of competitors. It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get. Professional mentors volunteer their time and talents to guide each team.

To learn more about FRC, visit the FIRST website.

Teams:

  • 15-60 Students
  • 1-2 Coaches
  • 3-10 Volunteer Mentors

Season:

  • Game Announced: beginning of January
  • Build Season: January — mid-February
  • Competition Season: March & April
  • Meetings: 2-4 hours, 3-5 days per week

High School students ages 14 – 18 get to:

  • Work alongside professional engineers.
  • Build and compete with a robot of their own design.
  • Learn and use sophisticated hardware and software.
  • Develop design, project management, programming, teamwork, and strategic thinking skills.
  • Earn a place in the World Championships.
  • Qualify for over $30 million in college scholarships.