New Mexico FIRST LEGO League
FIRST® Robotics Competition

Mentored by professional engineers, FIRST Robotics Competition teams compete with up-to-150-pound robots of their own design in this varsity Sport for the MindTM, combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology.

Students in grades 9-12 get to:
  • Work alongside professional engineers
  • Build and compete with a robot of their own design
  • Learn and use spohisticated hardware and software
  • Be exposed to design, project management, programming, teamwork, strategic thinking, and CoopertitionTM
  • Earn a place in the Championship
  • Qualify for nearly $15 million in college scholarships

FIRST Robotics Competition Information


Gracious Professionalism® is part of the ethos of FIRST. It's a way of doing things that encourages high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others, and respects individuals and the community.

  • Gracious attitudes and behaviors are win-win
  • Gracious folks respect others and let that respect show in their actions
  • Professionals possess special knowledge and are trusted by society to use that knowledge responsibly
  • Gracious Professionals make a valued contribution in a manner pleasing to others and to themselves

This means that all teams and participants should:

  • Learn to be strong competitors, but also treat one another with respect and kindness in the process
  • Avoid leaving anyone feeling as if they are excluded or unappreciated
  • Genuinely blend knowledge, pride and empathy 
FRC 2018 Challenge -  coming January 2018

New Mexico FRC Teams