FIRST Robotics Challenge (FRC)

BadgerBOTS FIRST Robotics Challenge (FRC) is a unique techno varsity Sport for the Mind™ program designed to help high-school-aged students learn and discover how interesting and rewarding the lives of engineers and scientists can be.

The year-round program is about learning, growing, teamwork, real-life challenges and hands-on opportunities, but the 150 pound, industrial-sized robot makes it fun. From a kit of parts with no instructions, the team has six weeks starting in January to build a robot to perform particular tasks on a large playing field against 50 or more teams at competitive tournaments. In the off-season, students mentor FLL teams, tour local technology companies, listen to guest speakers, and work on teamwork and technical and computer skills.