Rutland County, Vermont 802-448-2370

Rutland Area Robotics

Rutland Area Robotics is the parent organization of several robotics teams in the Rutland, Vermont area. We have programs for kids of all ages K-12. If you want to know more, get in touch!

We strive to instill a passion for science, technology, engineering, and math in our team members. Students learn project management skills and how to work as part of a team. These are the future engineers that will become the workforce upon graduation from college. Our goal is to give them the abilities they need to excel in the workplace. We are always looking for new members, mentors, and sponsors.

What is FIRST?

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is an organization founded by inventor Dean Kamen in 1989 to develop ways to inspire students in engineering and technology fields. Based in Manchester, NH, the 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit public charity designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills. There are over 350,000 students on 32,600 teams from around the world competing at various programs.

The FIRST Robotics Competition is a competition where thousands of high school robotics teams from around the world build robots to solve a unique challenge. This year’s challenge is called Infinite Recharge, and it is played by two competing Alliances of three robots each on a flat 25’ x 56’ foot field. Details of this year’s challenge will be release at kickoff on January 4th, 2020.