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.

FSFLL to hold 6 qualifier events this season

FSFLL will cosponsor 6 qualifier events this season as well as the final Champions Tournament.  Teams can now register for the 2014-15 season and get ready for the World Class challenge. On October 1, 2014,  online registration opens for the area events at the FSFLL website.

  • December 7, 2014 (tentative) at Rowan University (Wilmington, DE)
  • December 13, 2014 at Conrad School of Science (Wilmington, DE)
  • January 3, 2015 at Patton Middle School (Kennett Square, PA)
  • January 10, 2015 at Oxford Area High School (Oxford, PA)
  • January 10, 2015 at Salem Community College (Carney’s Point Township, NJ)
  • January 17, 2015 at Delaware State University (Dover, DE)

Qualifying winners will advance to the Champions Tournament, scheduled for February 14, 2015 at Delaware State.

Go teams!

Two robotic events, fifty+ teams, one day

Photo: A.Groisman

Photo: A.Groisman

Mark your calendar! FSR sponsors two action-packed robotic events at the same place and time-October 18, 2014, at the DuPont Fieldhouse at Salem Community College in Carneys Point Township, New Jersey.

  • At the Duel on the Delaware FTC Scrimmage, more than 20 FTC teams from around the region will mark the opening of 2014 season and participate in robotics workshops and an informal scrimmage jointly sponsored by Diamond State FTC, New Jersey FTC and Pennsylvania FTC. The middle school and high school- aged students were challenged this September to design and build robots for a new game- Cascade Effect.

Diamond State FTC 2014-15 schedule of events announced

Delaware FTC teams gathered at DSU last Saturday September 6, for the kick off of 2014-15 FTC completion challenge- Cascade Effect. The event was co sponsored by Diamond State FTC and Delaware State University.

DSFTC also announced its schedule of technical workshops, scrimmages, and competitions for the season. Online registration for Duel on the Delaware FTC Scrimmage will open on Oct. 1, 2014.