Grants of all FIRST Robotics Levels!!!
CALLING ALL ROOKIE FRC TEAMS!!!
Good afternoon! FIRST Idaho Robotics, Idaho Regional Robotics, Inc. and the Idaho FRC Regional would like to invite you to apply as a Rookie FRC team for 2021-22!
With the generosity of the Argosy Foundation, we have grants available to cover:
- Team registration,
- $1,500 in coaches’ stipends ($1,000 lead, $500 assistant), and
- up to $1,500 in travel funds for food, travel and hotel costs for the team to come to the Idaho FRC Regional event March 31-April 2, 2022 in Nampa, Idaho at the Ford Idaho Center.
- We will also provide a flat bot tote full of parts and pieces, a laptop and access to the Idaho Discord server for remote meetings and classes to build this flat bot for your drive team to practice on this fall.
- We have an extensive network of veteran teams across the state and will pair your team up with one closest to you for assistance, collaboration and camaraderie!
Team Registration opens October 14th. Season Kick Off is January 8th!
Opens: October 1, 2021
Closes: October 14, 2021
Award Date: October 21, 2021 Here is the link to apply: https://forms.gle/D6e77Lcp8jEcuLwd7
Four Programs… One Mission!
To inspire young people to be science and technology leaders!
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is an all-inclusive, character driven, K-12 STEM education program that uses robot challenges to build science and technology skills and interests in a holistic way that also inspires self-confidence, leadership, and life skills. FIRST was founded in 1989 by inventor Dean Kamen to inspire youth interest and participation in science and technology. Based in Manchester, NH, this not-for-profit public organization designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while gaining self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills. With support from a comprehensive network of a majority of Fortune 500 corporations, educational and professional institutions, foundations, and individuals, FIRST provides more than $50 million in college scholarships. Programs include FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC® ) for students in Grades 9-12; FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC® ) for Grades 7-12; FIRST® LEGO®League (FLL® ) for Grades 4-8; and Junior FIRST® LEGO®League (Jr.FLL®) for Grades K-3. In April, the four programs culminate in the0
FIRST Championship, an international robotics competition and celebration where teams win recognition, build on their self-confidence, make new friends, and perhaps discover exciting new career paths.
FIRST at a Glance
FIRST is an international program with growing impact:
460,000+ students, 52,000+ teams, 40,000+ robots, 120,000+ Mentors/adult supporter roles filled, 110,000+ other Volunteer roles filled (e.g. event Volunteers, Affiliate Partners, VISTAs), More than 3,500 Sponsors, including corporations, educational and professional institutions, and individuals.
Every FIRST program is run by a dedicated and accomplished group of volunteers, including the parents, teachers, friends and engineers, who spend many hours each year to make FIRST a reality for all of the students. Increasingly, these active volunteers and role models are FIRST Alumni.