NC FIRST Robotics

FirstLogoNC FIRST Robotics is the North Carolina affiliate of the FIRST Program which was created to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders.

Students engage in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, inspire innovation, and foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

As part of a FIRST team, students apply math and science knowledge, solve problems, make decisions, communicate complex ideas, collaborate as part of a team, exercise leadership, manage resources, create and execute business plans.

FIRST offers a tiered Robotics Program and competitions for students aged 6-18. Mentorship and coaching opportunities at the local level and provide the key ingredient in the success of a FIRST Robotics team.

Sigma Xi Volunteers


Sigma Xi members and staff support the NC FIRST Robotics program through financial support and by serving as advisors at team competitions.

Sigma Xi Members are encouraged to visit the US FIRST website to learn about volunteer opportunities in your area or visit the NC FIRST Robotics site to see enthusiastic FIRST Teams in action.