2012 Title Sponsor

First Robotics

“The varsity sport for the mind,” FRC combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. 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. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team.

Students get to:

  • Learn from professional engineers

  • Build and compete with a robot of their own design

  • Learn and use sophisticated software and hardware

  • Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments

  • Earn a place in the World Championship

  • Qualify for over $11 million in college scolarships

Make a Donation

Your generous donation to Palmetto will help ensure thousands of students have access to the unique learning experiences we offer through our programs. By making your unrestricted gift to the Annual Fund, you will allow Palmetto the flexibility to allocate funds where they are most needed, including to regional events, teams, and operational expenses.

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