First State Robotics… Join us


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 4
• FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®) – grades 5 to 8
• FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC®) – high school
• 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 and documents of incorporation, click here.

Upcoming Delaware Championship Events

First State Robotics 2014/15 qualification events are almost over for FTC and FLL. Winning teams will advance to compete with the best for the regional championship and the chance to represent Delaware at the FIRST International Championship in St. Louis, MO April 22-25, 2015.

FSR competition events are free and open to the public. Come out to cheer for your favorites!

Diamond State FIRST Tech Challenge Championship

January 31, 2015,
Doors open to teams 7 am- 6 pm
Opening ceremony 10:45 am

Memorial Hall Gym
Delaware State University
1200 DuPont Hwy.
Dover, DE

More info at

2014/2015 First State FLL State Championship Tournament

February 14, 2015
Event Start Time: 8:00am

Delaware State University,
1200 North Dupont Highway
Dover, DE 19901

More info at

World wide challenge– Recycle Rush

2015 FRC challengeSix weeks to design- build- test and rebuild a robot that can meet the challenge and beat the competition? No problem! Last Saturday, January 3, high school students around the world received their kits of parts, their competition manuals, and their first looks at the task ahead. They’re focused and ready to work.

To follow DuPont-sponsored FSR team, the Miracle Workerz, as they prepare for regional and international competition events this spring, click here.

Here’s what they saw on Saturday.


Good luck teams!

Year-end thanks

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All that we do at First State Robotics is possible because of our generous sponsors and amazing volunteers. Thank you for supporting our youth and helping them become the leaders and innovators of tomorrow.

To learn more about FSR sponsors, click here.

To become an FSR sponsor, click here.

To join our team of FTC or FRC event volunteers see these web sites.

To volunteer for an FLL or JFLL event, contact the directors by email.