"For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology" (FIRST) is an organization which sponsors robotics teams of all levels from all around the world in various types of competitions. Their goal is to inspire students from elementary school all the way through high school and into college to get excited and learn about the process of designing and building robots, as well as technology in general. Students also learn how to work together on a team, and manage different roles.
There are four levels of teams:
Ingraham Robotics has an FRC and FTC team, the two types that compete at a high school level. We aim to use our FTC team as an introduction to robotics, and then allow students to gain valuable skills that they will use during the higher-pressure FRC build season.