imgSeattle Public Schools
Seattle Public Schools
img2020 FIRST RISE Challenges
2020 FIRST RISE Challenges
imgFIRST LEGO League Jr.
imgFIRST LEGO League
imgFIRST Tech Challenge
FIRST Tech Challenge
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FIRST Robotics Competition

Welcome to FIRST  Washington

FIRST  Washington supports and engages today's tech-native youth with a league of their own, inspiring them to build on their passions and preparing them to be the STEM leaders of tomorrow.

Creating.  Theorizing.  Tinkering.  Testing.  Expanding their worlds.  Getting their hands dirty.

FIRST  Washington ignites youthful minds through education, hard work, mentorship, and healthy competition.

Just as important, participants are integrated into a fun, team-based learning environment created to encourage their interests, teach the benefits of collaboration, boost self-confidence - and illuminate the exciting world of STEM study and careers.

At FIRST  Washington, we sum it up this way:

What's going to be happening next in STEM is happening here.



Congratulations FRC Team 2976, the Spartabots from Skyline High School, Sammamish WA, FTC Team 12611, TechNova, Renton, WA on your World Championship! To see full team results from the Houston World Championship, April 18-21, 2018.

Team summary of Awards: 

FIRST LEGO League, 4th-8th grade: here

FIRST Tech Challenge, 7th-12th grade: here

FIRST Robotics Competition, 9th-12th grade: here



Four Amazing Programs.  One Amazing Community

Professional Development

FIRST Washington helps K-12 school teachers gain the skills and confidence to teach students Computer Science (CS) and STEM through robotics. Since 2016, over 600 Washington teachers have taken STEM Robotics PD and are using its free and customizable OSPI approved curriculum.

STEM Robotics introduces the energy and excitement of establishing a FIRST LEGO League Jr. (K-4th grade), FIRST LEGO League program (4th-8th grade) into a school and its "Java for Robots" extension provides a platform to teach Java for FIRST Tech Challenge (7th-12th grade) and FIRST Robotics Competition (9th-12th grade) students.

The STEM Robotics curriculum is used by over 4,400 registered teacher-users around the world. Working with our state's network of 9 ESD's, FIRST Washington continues to provide STEM Robotics Professional Development across the state.

For more information please check out our FAQ page here. Space is limited.

To apply now, please check out our PD Program Application page here