Team Lunch pre-order form for the FIRST Chesapeake District Richmond VA Event Sponsored by Dominion Energy is available on the event webpage or here. Payment may be made via check, credit card or PayPal.

Deadline Feb. 25th. 

We are happy to let you know the 2018-19 FIRST Chesapeake FTC event photos are up on our Flickr page! (Not all events had volunteer photographers, so some qualifiers are not represented)

Check them out!

There are now TWO separate livestream links- one for each division- on Youtube!

If you are watching on a computer, you can switch between divisions on one screen, but this is not possible on a phone.

Kamen Division

Flowers Division

If you are planning on submitting nominations for the Dean's List for FRC, the deadline for submissions is February 14 at 3:00 pm EST.
After careful review of the criteria for the Dean’s List Award, each FIRST Robotics Competition team is invited to nominate up to two student members as Semi-finalists who are 10th or 11th grade students. It’s important that teams nominate only those students they believe are truly deserving of this honor. A mentor, who is not related to either of the students chosen as the team’s Dean’s List Semi-finalists, shall complete and submit the application in the Team Registration System to compete for the FIRST Dean’s List Finalist designation at one (1) qualifying event. Students previously selected as FIRST Dean’s List Semi-finalists or Finalists in a prior year are eligible for nomination again this year provided they meet all of the criteria.

For further information such as the criteria for nominations and the information required, check out the following link and scroll down to the Dean's List description: 


Showbest Fixture Corporation has generously funded grants for 13 FRC teams in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia for the 2018-2019 competition season.
We are happy to announce the following winners:
  • Team 1080 - Resurgence Robotics
  • Team 1629 - Garrett Coalition (GaCo)
  • Team 1727 - Rex
  • Team 2106 - Junkyard Dogs
  • Team 2377 - C Company
  • Team 2998 - The Vikingbots
  • Team 401 - Copperhead Robotics
  • Team 4472 - SuperNOVA
  • Team 5243 - Aegis Robotics
  • Team 5279 - Bionic Eagles
  • Team 5954 - Portable Chargers
  • Team 612 - Chantilly Robotics
  • Team 7770 - Infinite Voltage
FIRST Chesapeake would like to thank Showbest Fixtures for their considerable contributions of talent and resources over the years. We are grateful for their support and thank them for partnering with us to encourage youth to become science & technology leaders.
At the Reaching for the Stars: Women in STEM Breakfast Sponsored by Rolls-Royce on January 17th, FIRST Chesapeake awarded three young women with educational scholarships sponsored by LMI. 
Congratulations to Catherine Kosiba, Leslie Lytle, and Jessica Aujla. 
Bettina Welsh, CFO of LMI, stated, "Our principles align with those of FIRST Chesapeake, where every person is welcome, respected, and valued. We believe that by providing opportunities for FIRST participants to continue their education and support their aspirations, we are helping to build tomorrow's technology leaders who will one day help us solve the government's toughest problems."

Once again, funding to FRC teams in Hampton Roads has been made available through a generous contribution by Newport News Shipbuilding. The following teams received awards to help defray travel and lodging costs for the 2019 FRC Season:
  • Team 1793 - Aviators
  • Team 1610 - Blackwater 
  • Team 2028 - Phoebus
  • Team 5957 - Cybercanes 
Newport News Shipbuilding is the sole designer, builder and refueler of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers and one of two providers of U.S. Navy submarines. With approximately $4 billion in revenues and more than 20,000 employees, they are the largest industrial employer in Virginia and the largest shipbuilding company in the United States. Newport News Shipbuilding is also home to the Apprentice School, where they are committed to developing core leadership principles in all apprenticeship students along with the character and technical competence.