Feb 14, 2019

FIRST Robotics Competition

  • Crimson Education
  • China, Worldwide
Multiple Competition

Description

FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is an international Robotics Competition initiated by FIRST group and has gained worldwide influence.

This is an international competition for children aged 15-18. Every January, FIRST Robotics Competition announces its annual challenge to teams around the world.

The challenge encourages children to investigate and design robots in a scientific way. Under the guidance of instructors, students design, process, build and program the robots to complete the competition.

Awards: $50 million FIRST scholarship and plenty of internship opportunities at top companies.

For more information visit the official website at http://www.firstinspires-shanghai.org/index.shtml

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range

N/A

Competitiveness

4/5

In 2018, 3,647 teams with more than 91,000 students and 25,000 mentors from 27 countries built robots. They competed in 63 Regional Competitions, 85 District Qualifying Competitions, and 10 District Championships.

Participation Cost

5/5

Registration fee: 6000 USD for new teams,
5000 USD for old teams

Minimum Technical Skill Needed

4/5

Coding, robotics knowledge & skills, team work

Time Commitment

5/5

Teams work during a six-week period to build game-playing robots

Application Deadline

"1) Initial Event Registration ends in Sep 2) Second Event Registration ends in Oct"

Application Process Includes

http://www.firstinspires-shanghai.org/docs/2019/event-preference-system-user-guide.pdf

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