Welcome to FIRST Robotics BC!
Our mission is to inspire young people in British Columbia to pursue further studies and careers in the field of science, technology, engineering, and math through robotics competitions for school-age students.
Ages 4 to 14, grades Pre K-8
FIRST® LEGO® League introduces STEM 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. The three divisions inspire youth to experiment and grow their critical thinking, coding, and design skills through hands-on STEM learning and robotics.
Ages 12-18, 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.
Ages 14-18, 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.
Lights, camera, STEAM! Science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) inspire big ideas, bold action – and creativity. Our skills make it possible to create art and experiences that bring us together, entertain us, and move us.
During the 2023-2024 FIRST season, FIRST® IN SHOWSM presented by Qualcomm, we’re shining a spotlight on the role STEM plays in the arts and empowering young people to design and build a world of endless possibilities. The future is a place you will create.
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- FLL and FTC Season Start Events
- FIRST Robotics BC Society AGM
- BAE Systems Grants for FIRST Teams
- REV Robotics team sponsorship opportunity for FTC and FRC teams
- FIRST LEGO League Information session – Victoria