“Our mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.” – FIRST
FIRST Mid-Atlantic is a non-profit that functions as an area partner of New Hampshire based FIRST Robotics. Any donations, small or large, that are consistent with our mission are welcome.
- New Volunteer Clearance RequirementsFIRST Mid-Atlantic’s priority is the safety and well-being of all students who attend our competitions. FIRST requires that all volunteers be screened under its Youth Protection Policy (“YPP”). In addition, and separate and apart from YPP screening, all volunteers must also comply with state laws governing volunteers who work with children. In 2014, Pennsylvania changed its Child Protective Services Law, known as Act 153, to require volunteers working with children to complete specific screening requirements.
For more information on the new volunteer clearance requirements, please visit our Volunteer Clearances page.Read Full Post →
- Announcing 2016 FIRST Stronghold!FIRST Mid-Atlantic is excited to announce the 2016 FIRST Robotics Competition game, FIRST Stronghold! Working with adult Mentors, students have six weeks to design, build, program, and test their robots to meet the season’s engineering challenge. After building their robot, teams will participate in two District events that measure the effectiveness of each robot, the power of collaboration, and the determination of students. Learn more by clicking "Read Full Post" to the right.Read Full Post →
- Host a 2017 District CompetitionMid-Atlantic Robotics is seeking hosts for District Competitions in 2017 and beyond. If your team’s school or venue is interested in hosting a MAR District Competition, please fill out our Venue Evaluation Form and a member of the Venue Selection Committee will contact you to schedule a site visit. Please contact Brian Sherman with any questions (bsherman @ midatlanticrobotics.org)Read Full Post →