FIRST RGV, INC. takes the safety of our volunteers, staff and students very seriously. We are actively monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic in south Texas and will adjust guidance as required to comply with local, state and federal health officials. Currently, masks are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED at all of our events.

For students who like to problem solve and design things, there is something in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) pathway for you.  In the STEM pathways, you will learn by doing. This hands-on approach to learning gives you the 21st-century skills you will need to compete in our global society.  Our programs are designed to promote specific skills in working as a team, sustainability, business planning, and coding/programming. Our programs require working as a team to code, build, and promote your robot while involved in a fast past robotics competition.

Our programs include these important skills: problem-solving, critical thinking, 21st century learning skills, and emotional learning.

Scroll down to learn about our focus on equity, inclusion, and diversity.

Camps, Workshops and Professional Development

We are excited to offer year-round STEM and Professional Development opportunities for students and adults.  Students and adults can quickly review what we have to offer either in person or online. This allows for maximum inclusion in the excitement we have created in the Rio Grande Valley in robotics, coding, and various other STEM activities.

Through various partnerships, we can host an event at your campus, at one of our partner entities or even at our offices. We will gladly work to customize an opportunity/subject of interest to you and your organization.

Inclusion of Young Women

Our Team Growth

Title I Community in FIRST RGV

Team Grant Funding

2016 85,000 dollars
2017 147,000 dollars
2018 160,000 dollars
2019 156,000 dollars
2020 147,120dollars

Approximately 78% of the eligible teams that request grant assistance receives funding. Thanks Texas Workforce Commission, Dell and others. (FIRST In Texas administers grants)

Our Core Values

We express our philosophies through our Core Values:

  • Discovery: We explore new skills and ideas.
  • Innovation: We use creativity and persistence to solve problems.
  • Impact:  We apply what we learn to improve our world.
  • Inclusion: We respect each other and embrace our differences.
  • Teamwork: We are stronger when we work together.
  • Fun: We enjoy and celebrate what we do!

5211 S McColl Street – Ste C
Edinburg, Texas 78539

956.320.9311 (Main)
956.217.0989 (Fax)

Proudly serving the counties of: Brooks, Cameron, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Kenedy, Starr, Webb, Willacy, and Zapata

State Level Sponsors

that support RGV teams

We proudly serve the robotics communities of: Harlingen, Brownsville, Mercedes, Donna, La Sara, Rio Grande City, McAllen, Edinburg, Hidalgo, Alamo, Mercedes, Palmview, Palm Valley, Alton, Palmhurst, San Juan, Pharr, Mission, Palmview, Laredo, La Joya, La Grulla, Hebbronville, Los Fresnos, San Benito, Rio Hondo, Lyford, Raymondville, Weslaco and Roma.