FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is a unique varsity sport of the mind designed to help high-school-aged young people discover how interesting and rewarding the like of engineers and researchers can be.
The FIRST Robotics Competition challenges teams of young people and their mentors to solve a common problem in a six-week time-frame using a standard "kit of parts" and a common set of rules. Teams build robots from the parts and enter them in competitions. There are over $9 million in schollarship opportunities available to accomplished team members from nationally acclaimed academic associations and universities.
FIRST redefines winning for these students because they are rewarded for excellence in design, demonstrated team spirit, gracious professionalism and maturity, and the ability to overcome obstacles. Scoring the most points is a secondary goal. Winning means building partnerships that last.
www.usfirst.org official website for the united states
www.12voltbolt.com website for my team #1557
Step 1: Why you should join a team
you might be worried about people calling you a "geek" or "nerd" but they are just missing out on all the opportunities that you will have there is over 9 million dollars in schollarships vailable!
www.chiefdelphi.com (a great forum with lots of info)
and just think you could be building a super awsome robot instead of sitting inside playing video games and getting fat!