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Welcome to the  Orlando FRC Regional, now in its 18th year of developing Florida’s future high tech work force.

How We Build the Future

We do this by hosting the Orlando Regional, a premier FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Regional each spring!Orlando Regional sign

When: March 11-12, 2016
Where: CFE Arena, University of Central FL
12777 Gemini Blvd N, Orlando, FL 32816
Why: To Build the Next Generation of our Science & Technology Leaders!
Admission: FREE and Open to the Public!

The competition challenges high school students around the world to build up to 120 lb. robots to solve playing field challenges in fast paced matches.  The Orlando Regional is committed to inspiring young people to become passionate about careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

The Orlando Regional

The 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.

Students involved in FIRST Robotics Competition 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 $25 million in college scholarships

The 2016 Engineering Challenge

frc-2016-hero2The new game is released each year, in early January.  The 2016 game will be revealed, worldwide, on January 9.  But here’s a sneak peak at what’s in store…

The Orlando Regional is organized and produced by the Florida FIRST Robotics Education Foundation (FFREF), an all volunteer,  501(C)3, non-profit organization.