FIRST® Robotics Competition
Team Registration Sponsorship made possible by Micron and the Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation
Opportunity Goals and Objectives: The goal of this opportunity is to support the Idaho FIRST Robotics teams planning to participate in the Idaho regional competition.
Brief Description: Idaho will host its fifth FIRST Regional Robotics Competition in 2020. The acronym FIRST represents “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology”. FIRST is a national organization founded in 1989 to inspire high school students to pursue careers in STEM. Understanding students “can’t be what they can’t see”, the program relies on working collaborations of high school students with STEM professionals and academic mentors in communities across the state. The result is a business-like environment in which, under a time constraint of only 6 weeks, student teams design, build, test and field a robot which performs specific tasks. Students hone STEM skills while also developing skills in creativity, teamwork, critical thinking and problem-solving, project management, marketing, presentations and public speaking.
FIRST Rookie Grant also available -->
Idaho FIRST Regional Competition:
March 27-30, 2020
Open: September 1, 2019
Close: September 30, 2019
Award date: October 15, 2019
Max funding per award:
to $5,000 per team
Anticipated # of awards:
5 rural teams, 5-10 Treasure Valley teams
Rural team registration funding is made possible by the Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation. Treasure Valley team funding is made possible by Micron.
Treasure Valley team funding is made possible by Micron Foundation.
Rural team registration funding is made possible by the Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation.