FRC is the highest level of robotics competition offered by FIRST. Students are tasked with building a robot that will compete in high intensity robo-sports from scratch in only 6 weeks. FRC combines the excitement of sports with the rigors of science and technology, it has been known as “The varsity sport for the mind”. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of 25 students or more are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors. It’s as close to “real-world engineering” as a student can get. With the help of volunteer professionals and mentors, students are able to go beyond the boundaries of tradition education and learn exceptional things.