FIRST Nevada Programs

FIRST Nevada is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization promoting FIRST ® Robotics programs and STEAM education initiatives in Nevada.

FIRST NEVADA 20/21 SEASON UPDATE: Visit the FIRST program pages to view guidance on participating in our virtual/remote/hybrid season as well as resources and links to help your teams.  

 


K-12 STEAM

(Science, Techology, Engineering, Arts, Math) Educational Programs

  • For students aged 6-18, it’s the hardest fun you’ll ever have.
  • For team mentors, coaches, and volunteers, it’s the most rewarding adventure you’ll ever undertake.
  • For sponsors, it’s the most enlightened investment you could ever make.
  • For students aged 6-18, it’s the hardest fun you’ll ever have.
  • For team mentors, coaches, and volunteers, it’s the most rewarding adventure you’ll ever undertake.
  • For sponsors, it’s the most enlightened investment you could ever make.

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Progression of Programs Overview
FIRST ®
LEGO® League Discover
FIRST ®
LEGO® League Explore
FIRST ®
LEGO® League Challenge
FIRST ®
Tech Challenge

Overview
FIRST® GAME CHANGERS season powered by Star Wars: Force for Change

A playful introductory STEM program that ignites children’s natural curiosity and builds their habits of learning with hands-on activities in the classroom and at home using LEGO® DUPLO® bricks.

Guided by Adult Coaches, and FIRST® Core Values, students use LEGO® elements and motorized parts to build a model that moves. They also develop a Show me Poster to illustrate their journey.

Teams design their own solution to a real-world problem and build autonomous LEGO® MINDSTORMS® or SPIKE Prime robots that perform a series of missions based on an annual theme.

Teams design, build, and program their robots to compete in an Alliance format against other teams. Robots are built from a reusable platform, powered by Android technology, and programmed using Java.

Season Information
Registration is Open for All Programs

Global Release: August 4th PLAYMAKERS

Global Release: August 4th PLAYMAKERS Explore Event/Festival Season: August – April

Global Challenge Release: August 4th RePLAY Challenge Event/Tournament Season: November – April

Game Release: September 12th ULTIMATE GOAL Game Presented by Qualcomm® Event/Tournament Season: August – April

Grades & Ages

Grades PreK-1; Ages 4-6

Grades 2-4; Ages 6-10

Grades 4-8; Ages 9-14

Grades 7-12; Ages 12-18

Team Composition

Class Pack program serves 30 children formed by schools, after school programs, home school or community groups

Teams of 2-6 children formed by in-schools classes, after school programs, home schools or community groups

Teams of up to 10 students formed by in-schools classes, after school programs, home schools or community groups

Teams of up to 15 students formed by in-schools classes, after school programs, home schools, community groups

Time Commitment

One-hour meetings generally held for 10 weeks; followed by a celebration session

One-hour meetings generally held for 8-12 weeks

Three-hour meetings generally held for 12 weeks

Two-to-hour meetings generally held twice a week for 8-12 weeks

Estimated FIRST Program Cost

Class Pack participation cost $395 (includes meeting guide, (30) engineering notebooks, (7) Discover sets, (30) Discover More sets; (7) STEAM Park by LEGO Education sets ($169 each)

Individual team fees – $117 (includes Inspire set, meeting guide, engineering notebooks & FIRST Registration Fee); LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 (reusable) ($220 each) Class & School Pack Options

Individual team fees – $327
(includes challenge set, meeting guide, engineering notebooks & FIRST Registration Fee)
LEGO® SPIKE Prime Robot Kit – $430 (reusable) Class Pack Option

Team Registration – $275
Robot Kit of Parts – $1200 (reusable) Class Pack Option

FIRST Nevada Season Fees and Support
www.firstnevada.org

None

$50 / Team
Festival Participation at (1) Festival event and all workshops

$150 / Team
Participation at (1) Qualifier event, all Workshops/ Scrimmages and participations in a Nevada Championship for teams that qualify

$200 / Team
Participation in Nevada League play, Workshops/ Scrimmages and participations in the Nevada Championship for teams that qualify

Scholarships & Grants
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Team grants via FIRST Nevada

Team grants via FIRST Nevada

$80 million in scholarships from nearly 200 Providers

FIRST ®
LEGO® League Challenge
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FIRST ®
Tech Challenge
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