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2 Current Countries with FIRST Programs Argentina Austria Bahrain Belgium Chile Columbia Czech Republic Denmark Egypt Faroe Islands France Germany Haiti Hong Kong Hungary Iceland Ireland Israel Japan Jordan Kuwait Lebanon Malaysia Mexico New Zealand Norway Palestine Peru Portugal Qatar Saudi Arabia Singapore South Africa South Korea Spain Sudan Switzerland Syria Taiwan, R.O.C. Thailand Tunisia Turkey United Kingdom Yemen Indonesia Scandinavia Benelux Brazil United States India Canada Australia Sweden Netherlands Lithuania Luxembourg Poland Slovakia Romania Bosnia/ Herzegovina Russia China Philippines Estonia Slovenia

3 Grades 7-12

4 F OR I NSPIRATION AND R ECOGNITION OF S CIENCE AND T ECHNOLOGY Its a competitive sport. Its a life experience. Its opportunity. Its community. Its amazing.

5 F OR I NSPIRATION AND R ECOGNITION OF S CIENCE AND T ECHNOLOGY Founded in 1989 by inventor Dean Kamen Devoted to helping young people discover and develop a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). 295,000+ Students 90,000+ Mentors/Volunteers/Adult Supporters More than 50 countries 2012/13

6 F OR I NSPIRATION AND R ECOGNITION OF S CIENCE AND T ECHNOLOGY Who is it for? For Students (ages 6-18): the hardest fun youll ever have. For Mentors, Coaches, Volunteers: the most rewarding adventure youll ever undertake. For Sponsors: the most enlightened investment you could ever make.

7 F OR I NSPIRATION AND R ECOGNITION OF S CIENCE AND T ECHNOLOGY FIRST learning … … never stops building upon itself, starting at age 6 and continuing through middle and high-school levels up to age 18. Young people can join at any level. Participants master skills and concepts to aid in learning science and technology through innovative projects and robotics competitions, while gaining valuable career and life skills.

8 F OR I NSPIRATION AND R ECOGNITION OF S CIENCE AND T ECHNOLOGY The FIRST Tech Challenge

9 F OR I NSPIRATION AND R ECOGNITION OF S CIENCE AND T ECHNOLOGY Head-to-head competition using sports model Teams design, build and program robots based on sound engineering principles Develop strategic problem-solving, organization, and team-building skills Mentored by professional engineers Awards for competition, community outreach and design Qualify for $11 million in scholarships What is FTC ® ?

10 F OR I NSPIRATION AND R ECOGNITION OF S CIENCE AND T ECHNOLOGY FTC is a widely accessible, hands-on robotics program INSPIRES children in grades 7-12 to participate in science and technology DESIGN, BUILD AND PROGRAM robots GET hands-on programming and rapid- prototyping experience APPLY real-world math and science concepts TEACHES the engineering process DEVELOPS strategic problem-solving, organizational and team-building skills LEARN about Gracious Professionalism What is FTC ® ?

11 F OR I NSPIRATION AND R ECOGNITION OF S CIENCE AND T ECHNOLOGY What is FTC ® ? How It Works PROBLEM-SOLVING AND TEAM-BUILDING Design, build, test and compete with a LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT-powered robot, built from a reusable kit of parts and a wide variety of raw materials! New engineering-based game challenge presented each year TEAMS OF CHILDREN AND MENTORS Participants learn to work as a team Students work alongside adult Mentors to gain practical, hands-on experience BUILD AND COMPETE Follow the engineering process to design, build, program and test a robot Compete and cooperate in Alliances at Qualifying and Championship events

12 F OR I NSPIRATION AND R ECOGNITION OF S CIENCE AND T ECHNOLOGY What is FTC ® ? FTC Teams APPLY real-world math and science concepts to research, design, build and program autonomous and driver-controlled robots USE LEGO MINDSTORMS ® technology GAIN hands-on experience Robot Game Project-based Learning LEARN from and interact with adult mentors WORK as a team to overcome obstacles and meet challenges ENGAGE with their communities

13 F OR I NSPIRATION AND R ECOGNITION OF S CIENCE AND T ECHNOLOGY FTC Impact Proven Results 78% of FTC participants believe their desire to do better in school is a direct result of their participation in FTC 84% of FTC students cite FTC as the driving force behind their interest in majoring in math and science FTC is unlocking interest in math and science (90% of participants cite FTC as directly responsible)

14 F OR I NSPIRATION AND R ECOGNITION OF S CIENCE AND T ECHNOLOGY 2,900 North American teams (projected) 23,000 middle and high school-age students 200+ Qualifying and Championship Tournaments, 4 Super-Regionals, 1 World Championship FTC is international! Over 3200 teams compete in 16+ countries to advance to the FTC World Championship in St. Louis FIRST ® Tech Challenge (FTC ® ): Season What is FTC ® ?

15 F OR I NSPIRATION AND R ECOGNITION OF S CIENCE AND T ECHNOLOGY FTC ® Growth OVER YEAR 2012 Program Growth

16 F OR I NSPIRATION AND R ECOGNITION OF S CIENCE AND T ECHNOLOGY 2012/2013 Game FTC BLOCK PARTY! sm is played on a 12x12 square Field. Two randomly selected teams are paired together as an Alliance to play one match against a second Alliance. Alliances are designated as either Red or Blue. During autonomous and driver-operated periods, Teams use their Robots to balance their pendulum goal by scoring blocks into buckets. During the final seconds of each match, Teams may continue to score blocks, raise their Alliance Flag, drive up the ramp and do a pull-up.

17 F OR I NSPIRATION AND R ECOGNITION OF S CIENCE AND T ECHNOLOGY Organizations Any group can create a team: schools, community groups, churches, neighborhoods Teams are made up of students, grades 7-12, and 2 to 3 adult Mentors Cost $2,500 for new teams; $1,200 for returning teams (U.S.) Season Overview May – October ………………...Online registration Early September ………………..Game is revealed September – October………..…….Design & build November – March...…………Tournament season March – early April……………....Super-Regionals April …………………………..World Championship What is FTC ® ? FTC ® Season

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