Pittsburgh FIRST

Upcoming FIRST Events & Volunteer Opportunities

Note: This is a repost from December 13th, 2013. 

Over 1,075 children and teens in the Greater Pittsburgh region participated in FIRST last year! Join us at one of our upcoming events, and see how these innovative programs inspire kids and teens in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills.
We’re deeply grateful to hundreds of volunteers who make FIRST possible in western PA, and the many, many sponsors and donors for our teams and our events.

If you’d like to learn more about FIRST volunteer opportunities, please click on the program link below –

FIRST LEGO® League (FLL) Events in SW PA: Contact Norm Kerman

FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) in SW PA: Click here to volunteer for FTC in PA

FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) in Western PA: Contact PittsburghFIRSTVolunteers@gmail.com

Upcoming FIRST Events in Southwestern PA:

Feb 22 – Western PA FLL Grand Championship hosted by Carnegie Robotics (note, this is a new location for FLL)

Mar 27-29 – 2014 FIRST Robotics Competition – Greater Pittsburgh Regional will be held at a new location: the Convocation Center, California University of Pennsylvania, and, as always, is free & open to the public. The move to Cal U will allow our event to grow from 45 to 54 teams.

Interested in starting a team? Experience one of our events – talk to our coaches and volunteers – and see the Starting a Team pages at USFIRST.org or on our pages; and feel free to contact us. Mike Klanica is one of our dedicated volunteers who has 1st-hand experience starting a team. If you’re thinking about 2015, plan to visit our event and see what the excitement is all about!

FIRST is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity, and a “2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit” on GreatNonprofits.org or Guidestar.

Click here if you would like to donate to our local FIRST programs

Thanks to the generosity of foundations, corporate sponsors, and individual donors like you, we can bring the excitement and inspiration of FIRST programs to our region – thank you!

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