Pittsburgh FIRST

Welcome to FIRST Pittsburgh, serving Western & Central Pennsylvania

FIRST®For Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity.

See teams compete in the 2020 challenge Infinite Recharge with 120-lb. robots they built in six weeks next spring!

Registration for the  2020 FIRST Robotics Competition – Greater Pittsburgh Regional begins in the fall.

2019 Results


What is the 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

What’s FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC)- video

More details about the FIRST Robotics Competition on the FIRST website

Interested in starting a team? Contact us! You can also find more info on the FIRST website and here at PittsburghFIRST.org

We are More Than RobotsSM!