FIRST Tech Challenge

Team Picture

FIRST Tech Challenge for girls in 6th-12th who want to compete head-to-head, using a sports model robot. Teams of up to 10 students are responsible for designing, building and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. Teams including coaches, mentors and volunteers help to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for the competition as well as for community outreach, design and other real-world accomplishments.

Teams will:

  • Design, build and program robots
  • Apply real-world math and science concepts
  • Develop problem-solving, organizational and team-building skills
  • Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments
  • Earn a place in the World Championship
  • Qualify for over $12 million in college scholarships.

Teams are now accepting new girls in:

Dover, NH: The DaisyBots are a returning team with a spot for one more girl (must be in 7th grade or older).

Brandon, VT: This team will meet at Otter Valley High School, day and time TBD.

Rochester, NH: This team will meet at schools in Dover and Rochester, day and time TBD.

The cost is $75 per girl. Contact Melissa for placement on a team.

2014 Team Timeline

Tuesday, June 3rd 6pm St. Alphonsos Parish, Pittsford, VT

Wednesday, June 4th 6pm Sacred Heart, St. Francis de Sales Parish Center Bennington, VT

Tuesday, June 17th 6:30pm  Bedford Office

Thursday, June 19th 6:30pm Camp Seawood

Information meeting for volunteers interested in starting a team
July 3rd Applications due to GSGWM. This is the last day; the sooner the better for funding purposes
July 17th Applicant teams will be notified of there status.
August Information Release for this year
December Regional Tournament – required for all teams
January State Tournaments



Check out these pictures from last year's team!

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Preparing to Compete
Tagalong in action
Updating the code