The Oregon Department of Education has announced the FIRST Robotics Grant funded by the Oregon Legislature will be administered by the Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program, a 501c3 non profit organization. Established in 2011, the grant program will continue to provide funding for participation in FIRST programs to Oregon public schools and non-profit organizations conducting after-school programs in public schools. The Oregon Legislature budgeted $466,650 to support FIRST programs in schools during the 2017-2018 and 2018 - 2019 seasons. Team based awards will provide support for FIRST LEGO League, FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST Robotics Competition teams.
– For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology – is an
international program with the stated mission to:
For more information, application deadlines and online applications for:
FIRST LEGO League, 4th - 8th grade - click here, email contact: Loridee-Wetzel@ortop.org
FIRST Tech Challenge, 7th - 12th grade - click here, email contact: Cathy-Swider@ortop.org
FIRST Robotics Competition, 9th - 12th grade - click here, email contact: Debbie-Kerr@ortop.org