Welcome to the FIRST® Championship

The annual FIRST Championship, presented by Qualcomm Inc., is the culmination for student teams who participated in regional competitions held around the world. During high-energy matches, more than 30,000 students will put their custom-built robots to the test with the help of mentors and professional engineers. With the support of FIRST Sponsors, it promises participating teams and spectators alike an exciting, action-packed, once-in-a-lifetime experience that has all the heart-pounding thrills and team spirit of a professional sporting event.

Hotels & Badging

FIRST housing and travel iconTeam registration is open.

Houston | Detroit
 

Volunteer, Special Invited Guest, and Exhibitor registration will open January 2018.

Sponsors

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FIRST Impact

Internal and external studies are conducted to assess impact on youth participants including understanding changes in STEM interest and intent, education achievement, post-high school plans, career intent and outcomes related to 21st century work skills, as a result of participating in FIRST.

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