We are pleased to announce the award of FIRST Tech Challenge grants by Newport News Shipbuilding. Funding was localized to teams in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia for the 2017-18 FTC competition season.


  • Team 9882, Hines Middle School (Newport News)
  • Team 8788, Nansemond Suffolk Academy (Suffolk)
  • Team 201601588, Passage Middle School (Newport News)
  • Team 5527, Landstown High School STEM Academy (Virginia Beach)
  • Team 11991, Norfolk Tech (Norfolk)
  • Team 10570, Heritage Governor's STEM Academy (Newport News)
  • Team 12140, Southside STEM Campostella (Norfolk)


NNS is again working with FIRST Chesapeake to support the FIRST Chesapeake District Competition, March 16-17, 2018, at Churchland High School.

Newport News Shipbuilding is a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries and is the nation's sole designer, builder and refueler of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and one of only two shipyards capable of designing and building nuclear-powered submarines. The shipyard is also home to the nationally recognized Apprentice School that has graduated over 10,000 students in its 96-year history.

Thank you to Newport News Shipbuilding for their generous support of Hampton Roads area FTC teams!

Newport News Shipbuilding