How do we do this?
By hosting a premier FIRST Robotics Regional each March committed to inspiring young people to become passionate about careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
Students get to:
- Learn from professional engineers
- Build and compete with a robot they design
- Learn to 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
The 2015 Orlando Regional will be held March 11-14, at the CFE Arena on the campus of the University of Central Florida!
Orlando FIRST Robotics Regional Competition started in 1999 with 28 teams at the Kennedy Space Center Visitors Center. After four years of growth, the decision was made to move to the University Of Central Florida Arena in 2003. In previous years we have had teams from Canada, Germany, Australia, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Great Britain. The event is the oldest in Florida, one of the most veteran in the nation, and is an international favorite.
The Orlando Regional is organized and produced by the Florida FIRST Robotics Education Foundation (FFREF), an all volunteer, 501(C)3, non-profit organization.