FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC)
Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. We call FIRST Robotics Competition the ultimate Sport for the Mind. High-school student participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have.”
Under strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six-week time limit, teams of students are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team.
As this program is administered by FIRST in Texas directly, we have little involvement in the program at the local / regional level. We will be happy to address any questions you may have or connect you with those that can promptly answer any questions or concerns you may have.
The following school districts are involved in FRC here in the RGV:
IDEA Public Schools
Juan Diego Academy
- FRC accounts for 4% of teams in all four programs of FIRST in the RGV.
- FRC teams in the RGV account for roughly <2% of FRC teams state wide.