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FIRST Robotics Competition District Event - CANCELLED

Friday, March 20, 2020 to Sunday, March 22, 2020

The FIRST Robotics Competition has suspended its season following the guidance of WHO and CDC and in consideration for the well-being of all participants, volunteers, and spectators.


Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. We call FIRST Robotics Competition the ultimate Sport for the Mind. High-school student participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have.”

Under strict rules, limited time and resources, teams of students are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team.

This event will feature 40 teams from across New England, competing to earn a spot in the New England District Championship in April.  

This event is free for spectators to attend and is a family-friendly event.

Colleen Shaver