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Western NE District Event

FIRST® Robotics Competition challenges high school students 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—all while working under strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six-week time limit.

NE FIRST is the operational partner of the FIRST Robotics Competition in the six New England states and is supported by ingenuityNE, a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit public charity incorporated in the State of Connecticut.

NE FIRST provides accessible, innovative robotics programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills. It strives to support the FIRST global mission, which is “to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.”

Learn more about FIRST Robotics Competition and its impact on participants.

Upcoming Events

  • Western NE District Event

    At this event, 40 teams from the New England region will compete in the Western NE District Event (Qualifying Event). It is open to the public.

    Friday, March 20–Sunday, March 22, 2020
    Western New England University Alumni Healthful Living Center

    In INFINITE RECHARGESMSM, two alliances work to protect FIRST City from approaching asteroids caused by a distant space skirmish. Each Alliance, along with their trusty droids, race to collect and score Power Cells in order to energize their Shield Generator for maximum protection. To activate stages of the Shield Generator, droids manipulate their Control Panels after scoring a specific number of Power Cells. Near the end of the match, droids race to their Rendezvous Point to get their Shield Generator operational in order to protect the city!