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RI FIRST Tech Challenge 12th Season Robotics

2017-2018 Season

Saturday, September 9, 2016

Calling all students, educators, parents, mentors, and volunteers who have an interest in robotics!  The Rhode Island FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) sponsored by New England Institute of Technology invites you to the kick off the 2017-2018 robotic seasons! 

Join us to learn about the new season, meet teams and be the first to see the 2018 game.  Groups interested in establishing a FIRST Tech Challenge Robotic team are encouraged to attend.  Bring your robot and try out the new game!  Food available for purchase.

Saturday, September 9, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Registration at 8:30 a.m.

New England Institute of Technology
One New England Tech Boulevard
East Greenwich, RI

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Over 55 Rhode Island teams were involved in FIRST Robotics last season.  Students in grades 7-12 are eligible to participate in the FIRST Tech Challenge.  Don’t miss out! Teams are welcome to attend without their coach.   Please RSVP not later than September 8th to:  Erin Flynn, New England Institute of Technology, 401-739-5000 ext. 3462,  For more information on FIRST Robotics go to  

What is the FIRST Tech Challenge? To watch this video, click here.

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Our mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, 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.