FIRST Nevada Programs

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


PreK-12 STEAM

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

  • For students aged 4-18, 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
FIRST ®
Robotics Competition

Overview
FIRST® FORWARD season presented by Qualcomm

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 with an Alliance partner in a 2×2 format against other teams. Robots are built from multiple vendor kits and custom parts, powered by Android technology, and programmed using Java.

Teams are challenged to build industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game in alliance with other teams, while also fundraising to meet their goals, designing a team “brand,” and advancing respect and appreciation for STEM within the local community.

Season Information
Registration is Open for All Programs

Global Release: August 17th

Global Release: August 17th
Explore Event/Festival Season: August – April

Global Challenge Release: August 17th
Challenge Event/Tournament Season: November – April

Game Release: September 18th Event/Tournament Season: August – April

Game Release: January 8th Event/Tournament Season: January – April

Season Challenge

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

Grades 9-12; Ages 14-18

Team Composition

Class Pack program serves 8 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-school classes, after school programs, home schools or community groups

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

Teams of 10 or more students formed by in-school classes, after school programs or 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

Two-hour meetings generally held for 10-15 weeks

Three-hour meetings generally held for 15-20 weeks

Robot build season starts in January; all year program

Estimated FIRST Program Cost

Class Pack participation cost $211 (includes meeting guide, (8) engineering notebooks, (2) Discover sets, (8) Discover More sets; (2) STEAM Park by LEGO Education sets ($171 each plus shipping)

Individual team fees – $117 (includes Inspire set, meeting guide, engineering notebooks & FIRST Registration Fee); LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 (reusable) ($230 each)
Class Pack Options

Individual team fees – $327
(includes challenge set, meeting guide, engineering notebooks & FIRST Registration Fee);
LEGO® SPIKE Prime Robot Kit – $445 (reusable) Class Pack Option

Team Registration – $275
Robot Kit of Parts – $1100 (reusable) Class Pack Option

Team Registration (1st Event) Includes Competition Kickoff Kit, associated materials and support $6,000 (new teams) $5,000 (existing teams)

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, including participation in Workshops, Scrimmages, League Meets, League Tournaments and, for qualifying teams, the Nevada Championship

None

Scholarships & Grants
Contact [email protected]

https://info.firstinspires.org/class-pack/firstlegoleaguediscover

Team grants via FIRST Nevada

Team grants via FIRST Nevada

Team grants via FIRST Nevada and $80 million in scholarships from nearly 200 providers

Team grants via FIRST Nevada and $80 million in scholarships from nearly 200 providers

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