NASA FIRST Robotics Grants Available

The application for NASA sponsorship for the 2008-2009 FIRST Robotics Competition season is now open.

FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is a unique varsity sport of the mind designed to help high-school-aged young people discover how interesting and rewarding the life of engineers and researchers can be.

The FIRST Robotics Competition challenges teams of young people and their mentors to solve a common problem in a six-week timeframe using a standard “kit of parts” and a common set of rules. Teams build robots from the parts and enter them in competitions designed by Dean Kamen, Dr. Woodie Flowers, and a committee of engineers and other professionals.

Approximately 170 grants will be awarded. The grants will provide $6,000 funding to cover the registration costs for a team to attend one Regional Competition event and part of the cost of constructing the robot for the competition.

Applications for this grant opportunity are due Oct. 20, 2008.

To learn more about the NASA FIRST Robotics Regional Challenge Grants and Program Growth Grants, visit Questions about this sponsorship should be directed to

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