** IDAHO REGIONAL OFF SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT **
The FIRST® Idaho FRC Regional is excited to announce
Inaugural “I2: Idaho Invitational” off season event!
We invite you to join us in playing the INFINITE RECHARGESM FIRST® GAME CHANGERSSM 2021 game competition at the Mountain View Events Center in Pocatello, Idaho, Thursday, September 9th through Saturday, September 11th, 2021!
Load-in on Thursday, September 9th
Competition on Friday, September 10th and Saturday, September 11th
Load-out immediately following awards ceremony on Saturday.
Registration ($450) opens May 15th at 12:00 noon MST
Final “Registration, pay and Let’s PLAY!” due by midnight MST on August 15th.
This event will be consistent with local health district and CDC safety measures necessary to ensure teams and spectator safety.
Registration form, deadlines, payments and more information can be found on our website www.idahofrcregional.org.
We can’t wait to see you all in September!
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.