Welcome to FIRST Pittsburgh, serving Western & Central Pennsylvania FIRST® = For Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity.
2018 WESTERN & CENTRAL PA
FIRST® POWER UP KICKOFF
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Auditorium Entrance of McKeesport Area High School
New Location: Penn State Greater Allegheny Frable Building
Agenda11:00 – 1:00 Arrive, Register and Pick up Kit of Parts
Alternate Pickup: Monday, January 8, 2018
McKeesport Area High School 1960 Eden Park Blvd, McKeesport, PA 15132
Hours: 3:00 – 8:00 after school hours.
Please enter through the front entrance and follow the signs to Lab 104, where you will receive your kit of parts.
See teams compete in FIRST POWER UPSM with 120-lb. robots they built in six weeks!
Volunteers make FIRST inspiration possible – thank you!
New FIRST Alumni Group forming – stay tuned for more info
FIRST Robotics Competition News:
- Interested in starting a team? Contact us! You can also find more info on the FIRST website and here at PittsburghFIRST.org. If you’d like to chat about possibilities and what’s needed, contact us – we are More Than RobotsSM!
- We still have a few spots left. Register your team now for the 2018 – FIRST Robotics Competition – Greater Pittsburgh Regional
Call for Volunteers – We need you!
We still need volunteers – both technical & nontechnical – and this year it’s more important than ever to sign up early on the FIRST Volunteer Info site. See more info on our volunteer page, and learn more about volunteer roles on the FIRST website. Thanks! We can’t do it without you!
What’s FIRST Robotics Competition?
The hardest fun you’ll ever have! Combine the excitement of sports, science and technology, business management, marketing, and fundraising while competing with your teammates in a unique varsity Sport for the Mind™. In just six weeks, with the guidance of adult Mentors, your team will design, build, program and test your robot to meet the season’s challenge. As part of an FRC team, students get to:
- Learn from professional engineers
- Build and compete with a robot of their own design
- Learn and use sophisticated software and hardware
- Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments
- Earn a place in the World Championship
- Qualify for over $20 million in college scholarships
Thanks to teams, volunteers, sponsors, friends and fans who helped to make the Greater Pittsburgh Regional a success!
If you have a time-critical question that isn’t readily answered on this site, please call our Regional Help Line at 724-997-1578. This will connect you to one of the Regional Planning Committee (RPC) members who will help you with the issue. (Please note that after you give your name it will return to ringing while the RPC member is being connected. This is an attribute of this number being a Google-based phone number. Please don’t hang up – your call is indeed going through.)