FIRST Robotics BC wants to encourage young people in British Columbia to become science and technology leaders. Kids from kindergarten through high school are engaged in exciting, mentor-based, research and robotics programs that help them become science and technology leaders, as well as well-rounded contributors to society.
FIRST® LEGO® LEAGUE
Grades preK – 8
FIRST® LEGO® League introduces STEM to children ages 4-14 through fun, exciting hands-on learning. Participants gain real-world problem-solving experiences through a guided, global robotics program, helping today’s students and teachers build a better future together. FIRST LEGO League’s three divisions inspire youth to experiment and grow their critical thinking, coding, and design skills through hands-on STEM learning and robotics.
FIRST® Tech Challenge students learn to think like engineers. Teams design, build, and program robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. Robots are built from a reusable platform, powered by android technology, and can be coded using a variety of levels of Java-based programming.
FIRST® Robotics Competition teams design, program, and build a robot starting with a standard kit of parts and common set of rules to play in a themed head-to-head challenge. Teams also build a brand, develop community partnerships for support, and work to promote STEM in their local community.
FIRST remains committed to continuing our efforts to give students the skills and confidence they need to change the world – today and tomorrow. Learn about opportunities for online learning/skills development, FIRST supported activities, and a place to stay connected to the FIRST community during this global pandemic. FIRST at Home
As part of the Society Act, FIRST Robotics British Columbia will hold its Annual General Meeting on Sunday, June 14th 2020, at 6pm. This will be a virtual meeting and the meeting invitation will be sent out electronically to all registered members on June 1st. If you would like to become a member please fill out our FIRST […]
The Chicago Robotics Invitational is a premier FTC off-season event that features the previous competitions field with a slight twist. This year teams will compete in 3v3 matches on a 16×16 field and there are a few new scoring elements that have altered and have been added. The event takes place on July 10-11 at […]
FIRST Teams from across Canada will be featured as part of a 2 hour showcase on weekdays from 9am to 11am PST March 19 to April 3. Check out the topic schedule or watch live. FRC and FTC Teams from across Canada can apply to be part of the showcase. Teams that are selected to […]
Team applications are now open for the largest, most competitive, international, off-season FTC tournament in the world! Teams from regions where the Championship was cancelled or postponed past March 23rd due to the COVID-19 outbreak are encouraged to still apply. In these cases it is vital that you submit a three minute video showing the capabilities of your […]
The British Columbia FIRST Tech Challenge Championships will be held on Friday February 21 and Saturday, February 22, 2020 at St. Michaels University School (3400 Richmond Road, Victoria). Families are welcome to come and watch. The best robot viewing is probably between 2-4pm.