It’s never too early to start learning and discovering STEM. FIRST Lego League allows children ages 4-16* to explore STEM through, fun and exciting hands-on learning. FIRST LEGO League is comprised of three divisions:
The first is LEGO League Discover for children in Pre-K through Grade 1 or ages 4-6. The Discover League is an introduction to STEM and allows children to explore their natural curiosity through hands on learning using LEGO Duplo bricks.
FIRST LEGO League Explore is for children in grades 2-4 or ages 6-10. The League Explore focuses on the fundamentals of engineering while being faced with real-world problems. Children also learn to design and code while creating solutions with LEGO bricks powered by LEGO Education robot.
FIRST LEGO League Challenge is for children in grades 4-8 or students ages 9-16. Competition is the at the center of the Challenge League as teams research, problem-solve, code and engineer LEGO robot to patriciate in missions in the robot game. Challenge teams also research real world problems and identify solutions.
If you would like to learn more about FIRST LEGO League or support a team, you can find more information here. https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/fll
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.
Learn more at https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/ftc
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.
If you would like to learn more about FIRST Robotics Competition, please follow this link. https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc
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 email@example.com.
- 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
- Must intend to pursue a major/concentration relating to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Mathematics)
Applications are due May 31 each year, in advance of the start of the applicant’s first year of college. Winners will be reviewed and selected by July 15, 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. See a list of our chapters here: https://www.triangle.org/our-chapters/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or FIRST@triangle.org.
Everything you need to begin your volunteer journey with FIRST ® is below, just click the buttons to get started!
FIRST ® teams and events have been established all over the U.S. and Canada. Click the link below to view the full list of teams and events in your area and FIRST ® contacts near you!