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.




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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