Miami Valley FIRST

Miami Valley Regional

March 1 - March 3, 2018

Southwest Ohio's eighth annual FIRST Robotics Competition will be held at the Nutter Center at Wright State University; February 28th - March 3rd. The event is free and open to the public. The FIRST Robotics Competition is an adventurous and creative multinational competition where the best and the brightest come together to solve an engineering design problem in an intense and competitive way. The program is a wonderful opportunity to change, mold, and inspire the people on nearly 4,000 teams participating from all over the WORLD! The Miami Valley Regional Event will host 2,000 energetic students from 62 of these teams. There have been international teams from Canada, Turkey, Japan, Brazil, China and Mexico!

Colleges, universities, corporations, businesses, and individuals provide scholarships to our participants. Involved engineers experience again many of the reasons they chose engineering as a profession, and the companies they work for contribute to the community while they prepare and create their future workforce. The competition shows students that the technological fields hold many opportunities and that the basic concepts of science, math, engineering, and invention are exciting and interesting.


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Nutter Center - Wright State University
3640 Col Glenn Highway
Fairborn, OH 45324

FIRST Jr. Lego League

For children ages 6-9, Junior FIRST® LEGO® League (Jr.FLL®) captures young children's curiosity and directs it toward discovering the wonders of science and technology. This program features a real-world scientific concept to be explored through research, teamwork, construction, and imagination. Guided by adult Coaches, teams use LEGO® bricks to build a model that moves and develop a Show Me Poster to illustrate their journey.

FIRST Lego League

Introduces younger students to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. FLL teams, guided by their imaginations and adult coaches, discover exciting career possibilities and, through the process, learn to make positive contributions to society.

FIRST Tech Challenge

FTC is designed for students in grades 7-12 to compete head to head, using a sports model. Teams are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. The robot kit is reusable from year-to-year and is programmed using a variety of languages. Teams, including coaches, mentors and volunteers, are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for the competition as well as for community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments.

FIRST Robotics Competition

The varsity Sport for the MindTM, FRC combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of 25 students or more are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of 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.