New Mexico FIRST LEGO League
FIRST® Tech Challenge

What's FIRST Tech Challenge? video

FIRST Tech Challenge students learn to think like engineers and produce an engineering notebook to document their progress. Teams develop strategies, build robots from a reusable, kit of parts, and compete head to head. 

Students in grades 7-12 get to:
  • Design, build, and program robots
  • Apply real-world math and science concepts
  • Develop stratigic problem-solving, organizational, and team-building skills
  • Compete and cooperate in alliances at tournaments
  • Earn a place in the World Championship
  • Qualify for nearly $10 million in college scholarships

FIRST Tech Challenge Information

FTC Core Values

FTC is More Than Robots! While competing, students develop personal and professional skills they will be able to rely on throughout their life.

FIRST asks everyone who participates in FTC to uphold and promote the following values:

  • We act in a Gracious and Professional manner with everyone we engage with and in everything we do.
  • We act with integrity.
  • We have fun.
  • We are a welcoming community of students, mentors, and volunteers.
  • What we learn is more important than what we win.
  • We respect each other and celebrate our diversity. 
  • Students and adults work together to find solutions to challenges.
  • We honor the spirit of friendly competition.
  • We behave with courtesy and compassion for others at all times.
  • We act as ambassadors for FIRST and the FIRST Tech Challenge.
  • We inspire others to adopt these values.


New Mexico FTC Teams