FIRST® Tech Challenge Louisiana

FIRST® Tech Challenge

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Introducing the 2018-2019 FIRST Tech Challenge Competition: ROVER RUCKUS

Gather Your Squad and Launch Your Mission


ROVER RUCKUS Presented by Qualcomm Incorporated

In the 2019 FIRST® Tech Challenge season, teams will explore STEM concepts through a challenging, and out-of-this-world space-themed game. Prepare to rouse a ruckus and take your team on an adventure when the new season launches this September.

Volunteers make up 99.9% of the FIRST® workforce. Whether you have a single Saturday to help with an event or can help at the program level, whether you have technical or non-technical expertise, there is a volunteer role suited to your unique interest. Click the button below for more information about Louisiana FIRST® Tech Challenge volunteer opportunities!

About FIRST® Tech Challenge

It’s way more than building robots
"We're using robots to build kids." Dean Kamen

FIRST® Tech Challenge is designed for students in grades 7-12 to compete head to head, using a sports model. Teams are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. The robot kit is reusable from year-to-year and is programmed using a variety of languages. Teams, including coaches, mentors and volunteers, are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles.


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Our Partners

Thanks to these organizations for their financial and in-kind contributions to Louisiana FIRST® Tech Challenge and our competition robotics teams

Your donations help us make a high-quality FIRST® Tech Challenge program accessible and affordable for Louisiana students. Please consider supporting us with a one-time or recurring financial or in-kind contribution.