New York City

FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC) students in grades 7-12 design, build, program and operate robots in a game of skill and strategy against other teams. They practice engineering principles while realizing the value of teamwork, innovation, and sharing ideas.



  • Design, build, program and operate robots.

  • Apply real-world math and science concepts.

  • Develop problem-solving, organizational and team-building skills.

  • Compete and cooperate in alliances at tournaments.

  • Compete to earn a place in the World Championship.

  • Qualify for more than $80 million in college scholarships.