About FIRST Robotics
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) is the non-profit whose vision is to "inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership." See www.firstinspires.org for more.
Our story actually began before our official start as a 501(c)3 in 2011.
About the Teams
There are three levels within FIRST, and PIE3 supports teams at each level in different ways. We also partner with Carroll County Public Schools to grow teams within the school system.
Options for K-8
We have 10 FLL Teams and 6 FLL Jr Teams for 2019-2020
Open to students grades 7-12
Our teams include FTC Team 4991 and 16540
The "Varsity Sport for the Mind", grades 9-12
FRC Team 2199 the Robo-Lions is the lead team and the only FRC Team in the county.
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