About the Regional

Idaho FRC Regional | Inspiring the Next Generation of Science & Technology Leaders through FIRST Robotics Competition


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How will we do this? 

We will do this by hosting a premier FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Regional each March. The competition challenges high school students around the world to build up to 120 lb. robots to solve playing field challenges in fast paced matches.  The Idaho Regional is committed to inspiring young people to become passionate about careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

The Idaho Regional

The Idaho FIRST Robotics Regional Competition started in 2017 with 36 teams at the Boise State University, Taco Bell Arena. March 30 – April 1, 2017.

Students involved in FIRST Robotics Competition get to:

  •  Learn from professional engineers
  •  Build and compete with a robot they design
  • Learn to use sophisticated software and hardware
  • Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments
  • Earn a place in the World Championship
  • Qualify for over $20 million in college scholarships

Previous 2016 Engineering Challenge

2016 FIRST StrongholdIn 2016 the challenge was a medieval theme FIRST STRONGHOLD! we were to crash our opponent defenses and knock down their strength while we showered the castle with rocks to also be able to capture the other teams castle once we had brought down their defenses.  The final was to scale the opponent’s castle to show that we had ultimately captured it.  This was a very fun and exciting game that kept you guessing and using strategy.

2015 Engineering Challenge

Recycle Rush logoIn 2015 the  game was RECYCLE RUSH!, a recycling-themed game played by two Alliances of three robots each. Robots score points by stacking totes on scoring platforms, capping those stacks with recycling containers, and properly disposing of pool noodles, representing litter.

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