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ProgramBlocksPhotos 0000s 0000 JRFLL1 0013 JRFLL 20160305 10 04 41 IMG 1073For ages 6-10: Captures young curiosity by exploring real-world scientific challenges, learning teamwork, and working with motorized LEGO® elements


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ProgramBlocksPhotos 0000s 0001 20160305 13 59 01 D70 IMG 1419Tomorrow’s innovators practice imaginative thinking and teamwork. FIRST LEGO League* teams research a real-world problem and design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS®


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ProgramBlocksPhotos 0000s 0002 Layer 7Teams of middle and high school-aged students are challenged to design, build, and program a robot to play a floor game against other teams’ creations



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ProgramBlocksPhotos 0000s 0003 Layer 6Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology we call FIRST Robotics Competition the ultimate Sport for the Mind.



300_3654The FIRST National Capital Region benefits local students, teachers, corporate and community partners across Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Through the FIRST National Capital Region and our major program partners, we coordinate activities and resources across a broader community of FIRST teams, events and students.

The funding focus of the FIRST National Capital Region is on FIRST Robotics Competition events and teams, including the DC, Chesapeake and Virginia Regionals.  Funding efforts for other programs are driven by our major program partners, including James Madison University and the University of Maryland Baltimore County.