FIRST® Tech Challenge



FIRST® Tech Challenge

The FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) is designed for students in grades 7–12 to compete head to head, using a sports model. Teams are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. The robot kit is reusable from year-to-year and is programmed using a variety of languages. Teams, including coaches, mentors and volunteers, are required 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. The ultimate goal of FTC is to reach more young people with a lower-cost, more accessible opportunity to discover the excitement and rewards of science, technology, engineering and math.

The GRASP Lab logistically support Philadelphia public school teams, participates in the Philadelphia kick-off and manages an Americorps VISTA to support these schools.

FIRST® Tech Challenge 2015-2016 - RES-Q℠

FIRST® Tech Challenge - New Technology



Free Workshops to FTC Teams

Program It! Philadelphia:  October 31, 2015 

Location: Freire Charter High School

2027 Chestnut Street 

Philadelphia, PA

Drive It! Philadelphia:  November 21, 2015

Location: TBD


Philadelphia FTC Teams Qualifiers

Register Here

Meet 1: Wednesday January 6, 2015
Meet 2: Thursday January 7, 2015

Meet 3: Wednesday January 20, 2016
Meet 4: Thursday January 21, 2016
College of Engineering Building
Room 102 Exhibition Hall (off lobby)