NE FIRST FRC Season Update

Dear New England FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Teams As you probably have read by now, FIRST released a statement on Thursday announcing the revised direction for the 2021 FRC season. FIRST has made the decision to open FRC registration on October 5th with a reduced registration fee that does not include in-person event competitions. TheRead More »

2020 FIRST Community Conference

Over the next two weeks, your leaders from across the New England FIRST community will be attending the FIRST Virtual 2020 Community Conference. During these sessions, we will be learning about the upcoming 2020/21 season, workforce development initiatives, alumni support, sponsor engagement, team development and program specific reviews. We will be sure to share theRead More »

Congratulations Class of 2020!

To all the graduating seniors who have participated in FIRST, we salute you! You have endured major challenges and hurdles these last few months. Congratulations on your amazing achievements not only in robotics but through your entire lifetime. We are proud of you! Check out some of the benefits of being a FIRST alumni.

Join the PTC Onshape Challenge

With Robots to the Rescue underway, PTC, a New England sponsor, has a handful of webinars scheduled to help FIRST teams use Onshape for their robot designs. The two webinars already held can be accessed through You Tube. Introduction to Onshape for FIRST Teams Working with the FRC Kit of Parts Mark YourRead More »

Thank You 2020 Sponsors

We are so grateful to the New England sponsors who come back year after year, as well as a few new ones this year. While we were not able to complete our season as planned, our sponsors are graciously providing mission support so we can continue to build our STEM presence and our robotics teamsRead More »

FIRST Suspends 2020 Season

Below is a letter from FIRST HQ President Larry Cohen regarding the suspension of the 2020  Season. A customer service line has been set up by FIRST HQ to respond to your questions. Emails can be sent to: Dear friends, colleagues & partners, It is with deep disappointment that I share an update on theRead More »

NE FIRST Weeks 3 & 4 Events Cancelled

Dear FIRST Robotics Competition Teams and Volunteers, I am writing to share the disappointing news that as a result of the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, we have decided to cancel NE FIRST events occurring this coming weekend (March 13-15) and the following weekend (March 20-22). I know this is a change from the email we sent earlier today. Given the Governors ofRead More »

NE FIRST COVID-19 Preparation

New England FIRST and FIRST recognize that the health and safety of FIRST teams, volunteers and staff must be our top priority. We are following guidelines from state and county health departments, the CDC and local school districts regarding COVID-19. Decisions regarding event planning are made based on the guidance and policies as established by community and public healthRead More »

BAE Systems Helps Launch 2020 FRC Season

Week One Kicks Off in Salem, New Hampshire SALEM, N.H. – An incoming asteroid shower is taking direct aim at First City, and some of the brightest young minds in the Granite State must innovate ways to protect the people who live there! That’s the premise for the game challenge called “INFINITE RECHARGE” chosen forRead More »

Changes @ NE FIRST

Over the last nine months, NE FIRST has undergone a strategic review to determine how to best restructure the organization and create greater efficiencies. In the process, the ingenuityNE Board of Directors has had to make some difficult decisions, including the elimination of one of our three regional director positions. For more than a decade,Read More »