First State Robotics is a Delaware 501(c)(3) nonprofit that fosters a love of science and technology by engaging students in the engineering design process and in robotics competitions while promoting the core value of gracious professionalism.
Gracious Professionalism is a way of doing things that encourages high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others, and respects individuals and the community. Created in 2001, we inspire and motivate young people to extend learning beyond the classroom in order to-
• Develop and pursue interests in science, engineering, and technology
• Become confident, independent, and responsible
• Use creative thinking and problem-solving to make a difference in the world
Our robotics programs and affiliate partners impact students of all ages:
• Jr. FIRST® LEGO® League (Jr.FLL®) – grades k to 3
• FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®) – grades 4 to 8
• FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC®) – grades 7 to 12
• FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®) – high school
Our annual local and statewide competition events are free and open to the public.
To view non-profit approval, documents of incorporation, and tax returns, click here.
An invitation to FTC teams
Please join FTC team Rhyme Know Reason 8528 on Saturday, August 22, 2015 for a Notebook Writing Workshop.
We will be working on improving your team’s notebook by focusing on content and detail. Different formatting options will be introduced, including handwritten and electronic.
We will be doing a short build activity so please bring your safety glasses.
The event will be from 9:30-11:30. If you would like to join us for lunch after the activity, please bring $5 per person for the pizza.
The event will be held at DuPont, Chestnut Run Plaza, 974 Centre Road; Building 700, the Cafeteria.
Space is limited to 30 students. Please RSVP by August 19 via this form:
If you have any questions, we would be happy to answer them. firstname.lastname@example.org
10 years of evaluation data indicates that with participation in FIRST, team members are:
STEM MAJOR CITED BY FIRST PARTICIPANTS
21ST CENTURY WORK-LIFE SKILLS GAINED BY FIRST PARTICIPANTS
SCHOOOL ENGAGEMENT INCREASES FOR FIRST PARTICIPANTS
FIRST ALUMNI IN STEM CAREERS
Highlights from 2015 FIRST® Impact Report