FIRST Robotics works to get youth interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math). This is done by holding sports-like robotics competitions consisting of robots built by students. There are 4 age appropriate programs in FIRST – ranging from the 6 – 18 year olds. Younger students build robots using LEGO parts, and older students build larger robots (up to 5 feet tall) using parts they make themselves. The final competition, held in Chicago is at the UIC Pavilion and is free to the public.
For more information visit http://www.firstillinoisrobotics.org