FIRST Robotics

FIRST Robotics provides organized competitions that are "For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology"

The goal is to provide students with a different technical challenge to solve each year. There are programs for students from k-12 and align well with curriculum goals and developing 21st century college and career readiness skills. 

Mentors have the opportunities to work with students who are legitimately interested in learning how to make things work and eager to contribute. The challenges are by no means trivial nor are the tools and timelines necessary to compete.