FIRST Robotics Competition  

Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. We call FIRST Robotics Competition the ultimate Sport for the Mind. High-school student participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have.” Under strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six-week time limit, teams of 20 or more students are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team.

All FIRST Chesapeake District Events and the Championship  are free and open to the public. Click the links below to learn more:


Watch the 2018 FRC Challenge Power Up

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Live Stream Video of each FIRST Chesapeake event is Sponsored by:

Northrop Grumman 


For more information about FIRST Robotics Competition, contact FIRST Chesapeake Programs Director Kristin Clemons, or visit