FIRST Tech Challenge is a student-centered activity that is mentor supported and is about giving students a unique and stimulating experience. We want students to learn the value of teamwork and to respect everyone's ideas and contributions to the team. FIRST Tech Challenge allows high school students to work hand-in-hand with technical professionals to develop a solution to the annual challenge. The students do
a majority of the work, but the mentor is there to offer guidance, suggestions, and coaching to keep the students on task and successful. FIRST values are about appreciating our differences and learning what those differences add to our lives. FIRST programs succeed most fully when team members bring the FIRST values they learn back to their communities.
The FTC Competition Kit challenges students' creative problem-solving skills by enabling them to build robots that do amazing things. When you bring dedicated, enthusiastic students and a mentor together, the results can be phenomenal! Students design and construct robotic devices which can be autonomously programmed or operator-controlled to perform various tasks.
FIRST Tech Challenge teams receive each year's game during a September Kickoff. The game's rules and regulations are provided on the www.usfirst.org website.