We call FIRST Robotics Competition the ultimate Sport for the Mind. High-school student participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have.”
Under strict rules, limited time and resources, teams of students are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded 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.
Each year FIRST Alberta hosts the Canadian Rockies Regional – An intense 3 day competition where teams compete against up to 32 other teams for the title of Regional Winner. The competition is held in Calgary Alberta, a short drive from the scenic rocky mountains in Banff national park.
Students interesting in finding a team, or starting their own can Contact Us for assistance.
For more information, visit FIRST Inspires