Program, design and compete with robots!

Since 2005, the FIRST Tech Challenge has been challenging students from all parts of the world to think like an engineer. Through robotics competitions, kids learn the fundamentals of teamwork by applying  the values of Gracious Professionalism® and Coopertition®.  

Un programma per studentesse e studenti dai 12 ai 18 anni!

Adatto ad ogni indirizzo di studio a partire dalle scuole secondarie di primo grado: Un team FIRST Tech Challenge ha bisogno di competenze negli ambiti più diversi, tecniche e non. 

I partecipanti sono incoraggati a portare nel team le capacità che già possiedono, che siano programmazione, web design, parlare in pubblico e qualunque altra. Saranno i loro Coach a guidarli e ad aiutarli a crescere e acquisirne di nuove in un ambiente inclusivo.

NB. GLI EVENTI FINALI IN PRESENZA OSPITERANNO TEAM STRANIERI E SARANNO SVOLTI IN LINGUA INGLESE 

TUTTI I MATERIALI RELATIVI ALLA CHALLENGE SARANNO DISPONIBILI 

IN LINGUA INGLESE.

LA FORMAZIONE DOCENTI INCLUSA (6 ore online) E ALCUNI DEI WEBINAR PER GLI STUDENTI saranno svolti anche in lingua italiana.

 

An educational and PCTO pathway


Suitable for every field of study starting from secondary schools:
A FIRST Tech Challenge team needs skills in a wide variety of areas, technical and non-technical.

Participants are encouraged to bring to the team the skills they already possess, be it programming, web design, public speaking and any other. It will be their Coaches who will guide them and help them grow and acquire new ones in an inclusive environment.

NB. THE FINAL IN-PERSON EVENTS WILL HOST FOREIGN TEAMS AND WILL BE CONDUCTED IN ENGLISH

ALL MATERIALS RELATED TO THE CHALLENGE WILL BE AVAILABLE

IN ENGLISH.

INCLUDED TEACHER TRAINING (6 hours online) AND SOME OF THE WEBINARS FOR STUDENTS will also be conducted in Italian.

FOR NON-SCHOOL TEAMS

Coaches and team members (including school members) may join the association as partners and/or volunteers thus benefiting from insurance coverage for their activities .

Civic education and active participation

All participants are expected to represent and convey the Core Values that FIRST® advances in all its programs:

Gracious Professionalism®

a way of operating that encourages high-quality work, emphasizes the value of everyone and respect for all individuals and the community. With “Gracious Professionalism,” fierce competition and mutual gain are not separate concepts. “Gracious professionals” learn and compete like Matti but treat each other with respect and kindness throughout the process. They avoid treating others as losers, no arrogance on the part of winners or even feigned condescension. Knowledge, competition and empathy are blended. In the long run, Gracious Professionalism is a way to achieve a meaningful life. Individuals can be part of society by being aware that they have acted with integrity and sensitivity.

Coopertition
®

Coopertition means demonstrating unreserved kindness and respect in the context of fierce competition. It is based on the concept and belief that teams can and should help and cooperate with each other even as they compete with each other. It includes learning from fellow team; teaching teammates, It means learning from Mentors. It is also Coordinate and be coordinated. It still means competing but helping and supporting others in doing so whenever possible.

How to participate

THE TEAM.

FROM 3 TO 15 Components + 2 Coaches and no limit on the number of Mentors

A Kit

The basic participation kit costs around 1,000 euros. In addition to the electronics of the REV platform, which can be reused from year to year all materials readily available on the market (including self-produced with 3D printing) can be used very soon you will find on this site our proposals for kits that will also be purchasable through the MEPA platform and may also include FIRST® (Professional Development) certified training. At this


link

find the allowed and disallowed materials document related to last season. (The document is being updated for the 2023-2024 season).

Enrollment cost

The cost for individual team registration to the 2023-2024 season is 300.00 euros. The formalization of enrollment with payment of the fee by June 30 or the registration of 3 teams will entitle to 10% discount.

Support in fundraising

Arthur is a nonprofit association

Ie donations made to the association or sponsorship of activities carried out by the association allow private donors (individuals or companies) to usfrue tax benefits.

Collaborations for fundraising related to participation in activities can also be activated for individual teams. The modalities of collaboration will be established through agreement with individual teams.

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