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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

    Saturday, March 19–Sunday, March 20, 2022
    Anthony S. Caprio Alumni Healthful Living Center*

    In RAPID REACTSM, teams re-imagine the future of safe and high-speed transport, rushing to load critical cargo and propel the evolution of transportation forward. Robots begin on their respective tarmacs and are preloaded with cargo, and once “cleared for takeoff,” can deliver their payloads and collect additional cargo for delivery. Robots can receive assistance from human players at the terminal and can earn points for reaching various hanger rungs before the match is over.

    *No public spectators will be allowed at any official NE FIRST district event this season. Only the following community members will be allowed at each event:

    • Team members officially registered through the FIRST Registration System of competing teams for the event and listed on the official Team Roster
    • Officially registered event Volunteers
    • Planning committee members
    • NE FIRST Board Members and staff
    • Officially registered VIPs
    • Venue staff
    FIRST staff