The mission of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in  exciting Mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.


FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC)

"The varsity Sport for the Mind," FRC 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 robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors. It’s as close to "real-world engineering" as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team.

Team Co-Captain: 

Build and Drive Team
NIck Druckrey
The Mentors of Team 999
From Left to Right:
Chuck Caron, Eric Scheuing, Bill Druckery, and James Travers 


Team Co-Captain: 

Build and Pit Crew
Mallory Groom