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Terrorbots & Minibots

This story is a testimonial provided by FIRST Robotics Team 3623 – Terrorbots, written by Robotics Coordinator Jake Janssens. When New England’s minibot challenge rolled out, The Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leomister would soon realize that this small robot would create such a big impact within their team. When we opened the boxRead More »

Minibots & Andromeda One

This story is a testimonial provided by FIRST Robotics Team 4905 – Andromeda One on 6/28/2021. Written by Bill Walter and Seth Valliere. When FRC4905 Andromeda One picked up their free Romi Mini-bot, they had no idea that it would lead to such a broad path of learning and fun while improving the team’s capabilities. Team 4905Read More »

Greetings from New Executive Director Michael Fantom

To my new FIRST family! Please let me share a little about who I am and what makes me tick — like a little Romi Robot! I grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland the youngest of five children. I studied education at University in the UK and taught in Argentina and Scotland before becoming involved inRead More »

New Executive Director Announced

A Letter to the NE FIRST Community March 2021 Dear NE FIRST community, I hope everyone is having a great start to 2021. By now, you should have all received your MiniBot for the NE FIRST MiniBot challenges, presented by BAE Systems. BAE Systems has been a long time supporter of FIRST and NE FIRST,Read More »

STEM@WORK Series Launches on March 20

At NE FIRST, we are building a series of seminars and workshops for our teams across New England. The first event, New England Innovation Day,  will be held via Zoom on March 20 from 11 to 12:30 pm. Download the PDF here to share with your friends. NE Innovation Day 2021 Please register to receiveRead More »

Mini Bot Challenge Office Hours 2/17

Have questions about the NE FIRST BAE Systems Mini-Bot Challenge? Tune in tonight for our office hours from 7 to 8 pm on Discord. https://discord.gg/5mCn3WhU

New England Launches BAE Systems Mini-Bot Challenge

Dear New England Teams: We are so excited that kickoff off for the 2021 season is finally here!!! In addition to what you will be seeing today from FIRST HQ at noon, we would like to share with you a new challenge for our registered New England teams. BAE Systems has generously provided funding forRead More »

Executive Director Search Closed

Thank you all the  interest in the Executive Director position. We are currently reviewing all applications, and are no longer accepting any additional applications at this time. Sincerely, ingenuityNE Board of Directors

NE FIRST Seeking Executive Director

Come lead a team of dedicated professionals and volunteers as we prepare the next generation of technology leaders, innovators, educators and entrepreneurs. We have many success stories behind us… and many more to come. The world is changing. It is moving faster and becoming more complex. Technology is driving this change, and the next generationRead More »

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 »