FTC Team

FTC is designed for those who want to compete head to head, using a sports model. Teams of up to 10 students are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. The robot kit is reusable from year-to-year and is programmed using a variety of languages. Teams, including coaches, mentors and volunteers, are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for the competition as for well as for community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments.

Students get to:

checkbox blue  Design, build, and program robots
checkbox blue  Apply real-world math and science concepts
checkbox blue  Develop problem-solving, organizational, and team-building skills
checkbox blue  Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments
checkbox blue  Earn a place in the World Championship
checkbox blue  Qualify for nearly $9.7 million in college scholarships

Source: usfirst.org