As a FIRST Tech Challenge team there is a great need to communicate with and help other FIRST Tech Challenge teams. This site is used to help other teams and share what we've learned about the competition. FIRST Tech Challenge teams are challenged to design, build, program, and operate robots to compete in a head-to-head challenge in an alliance format. Students develop STEM skills and practice engineering principles, while realizing the value of hard work, innovation, and sharing ideas.Teams also must raise funds, design and market their team brand, and do community outreach for which they can win awards. Participants have access to tens of millions of dollars in college scholarships.