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 FIRST POWER UPSM  with 120-lb. robots they built in six weeks!

2018 Schedule of activities

2018 Team List & Event Info

Qualification Match Schedule & Results

2018 Team Rankings

Playoffs (Saturday afternoon)

2018 Awards

We still have a few spots left.  Register your team now for the 2018 FIRST Robotics Competition – Greater Pittsburgh Regional

March 21-24, 2018, Convocation Center, California University of Pennsylvania MAP – Cal U.

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

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.  If you’d like to chat about possibilities and what’s needed, contact us – we are More Than RobotsSM!