Welcome to FIRST Western & Central Pennsylvania
FIRST® = For Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity.
Registration for the 2023 FIRST Robotics Competition is now open. Register your team through your dashboard at firstinspires.org.
The hardest fun you’ll ever have! Combine the excitement of sports, science and technology, business management, marketing, and fundraising while competing with your teammates in a unique varsity Sport for the Mind™. In just a few weeks, with the guidance of adult Mentors, your team will design, build, program, and test your robot to meet the season’s challenge. As part of an FRC team, students get to:
- Learn from professional engineers
- Build and compete with a robot of their own design
- Learn and use sophisticated software and hardware
- Compete and cooperate in alliances and competitions
- Earn a place in the World Championship
- Qualify for over $80 million in college scholarships