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FIRST®  is excited to bring the thrill of competitive sports in science and engineering to UIL Robotics.

Video ThumbnailRay Almgren Explains the Impact of Robotics as an Official Sport in Texas – youtube Video

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Any Texas school that is a member of the UIL may choose to participate in the robotics in accordance to each program’s particular guidelines.


STEM Education through the robotics program is an interactive hands-on science and engineering program for middle and high school students.


Working with adult mentors, students apply and extend their classroom knowledge through hands-on, authentic engineering, and science challenges. Student team members are encouraged to bring any skills they already have, like programming, electronics, metalworking, graphic design, web creation, public speaking, videography, and many more. FIRST welcomes every student, with or without special skills. Like our Mentors say, “This is the only sport where if you show up, you can play.”


Our PartnersMentorsDonors, and Volunteers help build the school-to-career pipeline that will provide opportunities to inspire students to become the next generation of STEM professionals.

FIT Robotics Team

We hope you will support these exciting student programs that make science, technology, engineering and math as cool for kids as sports.

Fill out the “Contact Us” form for more information or details on forming and registering a team for FIRST® as part of  UIL Robotics.

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UIL Robotics – FIRST Programs:

FIRST® Tech Challenge: Teams design, build, and compete on a small field of play.

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FIRST® Robotics Competition: Teams work together to build a team brand, then build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks before a field of competitors.

Video ThumbnailWhat's FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) – :60 version – youtube Video