Our programs

Click to learn more about our programs and partnerships which introduce children and youth of all ages to robotics:

First State Jr. FIRST® LEGO® League (Jr.FLL®) – grades k to 3
First State FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®) – grades 4 to 8
Diamond State FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC®) – grades 7 to 12
MOE Robotics- FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®) – high school
■ MOE FTC #365-  FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC®) high school team
Rhyme Know Reason #8528- FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC®) high school


Every year we hold statewide and regional events– tournaments,  expos, and championships–which are free and open to the public. We offer the First State FLL Rookie team Sponsorship program, partial sponsorships for 1st and 2nd year FLL teams. Learn more here.

These programs and events are staffed by volunteers– students and adults interested in inspiring youth and providing opportunities for them to explore math, science, engineering, and technology through robotics and real world problem solving.

Program directors and partners- contact information

FIrst State JrFLL Partner
Teshenia Hughes- JRFLLDSU@gmail.com

First State FLL Partner
Eric A. Cheek- FLLDSU@gmail.com

Diamond State FTC Partner
Eric A. Cheek- FTCDSU@gmail.com

MOE Robotics FRC Team Director
John Larock- john.a.larock@gmail.com

MOE Robotics FTC Team Director
Andrew Szeto- moe365.ftc@gmail.com

Rhyme Know Reason FTC Team Director
Michelle Petrucci- truccmom@yahoo.com