FIRST® is excited to bring the thrill of competitive sports in science and engineering to the UIL robotics pilot program.
Any Texas school that is a member of the UIL may choose to participate in the robotics pilot in accordance to each program’s particular guidelines.
STEM Education through the robotics pilot 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.”
FIRST® Robotics Programs
FIRST® Tech Challenge: Teams design, build, and compete on a small field of play.
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.