FIRST Robotics BC


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.  This season will be an opportunity for innovation as we all navigate Covid-19 while creating a fun and exciting season for our students.

It’s time to be Game Changers

For centuries, sports have played an integral part in our culture. The FIRST community is building a culture that recognizes the athlete in each of us. This season, our programs represent the evolution of our sports and activities that make us physically and mentally strong. We’re teaming up with Disney and Lucasfilm for our 2020-2021 robotics season theme: FIRST GAME CHANGERS, powered by Star Wars: Force for Change. It’s time to redefine the game and revolutionize the way we play and move. Explore our programs and join us on the field this season.

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.

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FIRST®
TECH CHALLENGE

Grades 7 – 12

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.

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FIRST®
ROBOTICS COMPETITION

Grades 9 – 12

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.

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At-Home Learning

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

Platinum Level Sponsors

BC Government Logo
Microsoft Logo
Boeing
GSL Group