Triangle Fraternity is honored to be one of the newest Alliance Partners with FIRSTFor Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology — one of the largest and most successful organizations in the world dedicated to STEM education and careers. More than 480,000 K-12 students around the globe participate in one or more of FIRST’s four major programs:
It’s never too early to discover STEM. First LEGO League JR. is designed to introduce STEM concepts to kids ages 6 to 10 while exciting them through a brand they know and love – LEGO ®. Each year, FIRST LEGO League Jr. presents a new and exciting Challenge to ignite the creativity of children age 6 to 10. Each team of up to 6 children begins the exploration of this real-world theme with an exclusive LEGO ® Education Inspire Model. Using this model as a starting point, they design a new model of their own with LEGO ® elements. As they work, they learn basic engineering and programming skills with LEGO ® Education WeDo and apply those concepts to make their model move.
Tomorrow’s innovators practice imaginative thinking and teamwork. Guided by two or more adult coaches, FIRST Lego League teams (up to 10 members, grades 4-8) research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution. They also must design, build, and program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS ®, then compete on a table-top playing field.
It’s more than building robots. FIRST Tech Challenge teams (10+ members, grades 7-12) are challenged to design, build, program and operate robots to compete in a head-to-head challenge in an alliance format.  Guided by adult coaches and mentors, students develop STEM skills and practice engineering principles while realizing the value of hard work, innovation, and working as a team. Each season concludes with regional championship events and an exciting FIRST Championship.
Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. We can FIRST Robotics Competition the ultimate sport for the mind. High school student participants call it the “hardest fun you’ll ever have.”  Under strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six-week time limit, teams of students are challenged 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. It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team and each season ends with an exciting FIRST Championship.

FIRST ® NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

Triangle Fraternity was born in the spring of 1907 in order to provide a social, educational, and professional resource for engineers, scientists, and architects while in pursuit of their careers in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Today, the Triangle Education Foundation is honored to continue this legacy by offering four (4) $2,500 scholarships for students of FIRST robotics as they seek continuing education in STEM areas. If you have any questions about the scholarship or application process, please email first@triangle.org.

Requirements:

  • Must be a current member of a FIRST Robotics team
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative high school GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Must be a current high school senior, planning on attending an accredited 4-year US educational institution in the fall of 2019
  • Must intend to pursue a major/concentration relating to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Mathematics)

Applications are due May 31, 2019. Winners will be reviewed and selected by July 15, 2019, by which date the winners will be contacted via phone or email. The Triangle Education Foundation will award scholarships on the basis of holistic achievement and a demonstrated passion for STEM. Areas of the review will include academic accomplishments, community service & extracurricular activities, references, and a personal essay. Scholarships are awarded without regard to race, color, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation.

Preference will be given to students attending universities associated with a chapter of Triangle Fraternity.

JUNE 29 – 30, 2019 | JOHNS HOPKINS APPLIED PHYSICS LABORATORY | LAUREL, MD

Join Triangle and FIRST ® at Johns Hopkins University as the Maryland Tech Invitational (MTI) brings together FIRST ® Tech Challenge teams from the region, nation, and around the world who have demonstrated excellence in science, technology, engineering and math for a high-quality competitive off-season tournament.

Triangle will be hosting a booth in an effort to engage both FIRST ® students and alumni — informing them about Triangle, how we can support them through our National Scholarship, and ways we can support their efforts throughout the year. Additionally, MTI is in need of several volunteers for the weekend’s events.

If you would like to serve as a Triangle FIRST ® ambassador at one of our booth locations or a volunteer for the actual event, please click the button below.

VOLUNTEERING FOR FIRST®

There are so many great opportunities to get involved with FIRST®. Whether you are able to support a local team, participate as a coach or referee, or even help Triangle out as a Triangle FIRST ® Ambassador, you will be contributing to the STEM community in undeniable ways!

As a Triangle FIRST ® Ambassador, you would be volunteering at one of the Regional or National FIRST ® events or Championships. Typically, ambassadors will be stationed at the Triangle booth, engaging with FIRST ® competitors, volunteers, alumni, and family members introducing them to Triangle, the support we offer, our National scholarship, and much more!

However, we understand that you may want to volunteer with FIRST ® in another capacity — which is FANTASTIC! We would just love to know about it! Please, still complete this form so that we know you plan on getting involved and then you can continue to the FIRST ® Volunteer Registration Site.

All volunteers (whether volunteering for Triangle or in another capacity) need to register as a volunteer on FIRST’s website, so please be sure to complete that final step! Any questions can be directed to jeff@triangle.org or FIRST@triangle.org.

Everything you need to begin your volunteer journey with FIRST ® is below, just click the buttons to get started!

LOCAL & REGIONAL FIRST ® EVENTS
FIRST ® teams and events have been established all over the U.S. and Canada. Below is a calendar of events near some of our local chapters, but be sure to check out the buttons below to view the full list of teams and events in your area and FIRST ® contacts near you!

National Headquarters Address

120 S. Center Street
Plainfield, IN 46168
P | (317) 837-9640
F | (317) 837-9642

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern)