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Grants and Curriculum Available for First Tech Challenge Robtotics Teams

Wednesday, September 7, 2016  
Posted by: ASTA
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Start a robotics team at your school! FIRST Tech Challenge is an exciting and challenging robotics program for grades 7-12. Rookie teams may apply to receive a $750 grant ($275 registration + $475 for robot kit). Visit the FIRST Tech Challenge Grants page for more information.


Kickoff for the FIRST Tech Challenge season in Arizona is September 10, 2016 at the Arizona State University Memorial Union in Tempe. The game for the 2016 season will be revealed and a dozen workshops for team members and coaches will be offered in a conference style setting. All rookie teams and coaches are encouraged to attend!


FIRST Class is a curriculum that provides authentic, real-world learning to students by bringing FIRST® Tech Challenge into the classroom. The curriculum is designed to be a stand-alone robotics/programming/engineering course for grades 7-12 but also follows a timeline to allow students to be competition ready if they choose. Off season curriculum is designed to strengthen students’ programming and engineering practices. FIRST Class is delivered through a learning management system and includes monthly webinars and is supported by a very active community including FIRST Staff and veteran coaches/educators.


For more information on the FIRST Tech Challenge Program, contact Christine Sapio ( or Dave Thompson (

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