Dubbed the “Varsity” Sport for the Mind TM, FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. With professional mentors, but no blueprints to guide them, student teams build and program robots to solve problems and performing prescribed tasks using a standard “kit of parts” and a common set of rules. Bound by a six-week timeframe, teams are challenged to raise funds, design a team brand and hone teamwork skills as they work to unleash their robots against a field of competitors. In the Kansas City FRC region, more than 40 high school teams work with Kansas City area mentors to design and build robots, and to discover the skills and education they need to pursue STEM-based careers in our region.
The Greater Kansas City Regional FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC) event will offer prominent visibility opportunities to recognize the support and generosity of its Sponsors. The three-day event will include students and large audiences of parents, university and corporate mentors, as well as local leaders in business, government, education, and the media. CLICK HERE for full details and sponsorship benefits.
2014 Greater Kansas City FRC T-Shirts!
Pre-order a 2014 Greater Kansas City FRC T-Shirt for $15. Proceeds from the sale of spirit wear go to the KC STEM Alliance to suppport and expand the FIRST Robotics programs in the Greater Kansas City area. KC STEM Alliance is an operating program of the University of Missouri – Kansas City and funds are administered by the UMKC Foundation, a 501c (3) charitable organization. To pre-order your shirt, CLICK HERE!
Last day to pre-order is March 5th. Cash or checks accepted. Checks should be made payable to: KC STEM Alliance. Shirts can be picked up at the concessions stand during the event — March 13-15.