Check out the “NEWS” page for rookie FIRST team funding opportunities!!!!

There are grants available from FIRST HQ in New Hampshire as well as funding available here in Tennessee from a local robotics nonprofit organization. Please look at the “NEWS” page for more details.

Features and News:


All four FIRST programs have their respective game challenge names announced for the 2018-2019 season. Along with the names, the game logos have also been published and sent to the general public

  1. Lego League Jr – Mission Moon
  2. Lego League – Into Orbit
  3. FIRST Tech Challenge – Rover Ruckus
  4. FIRST Robotics Challenge – Destination: Deep Space

Robo Rodeo – FRC Off Season Event

On behalf of the Secret City Wildbots and the TNFIRST nonprofit organization, we are highlighting an FRC off season competition this Sep. Not only does this competition provide a great opportunity for FIRST FRC teams, it is also being held at the same time as the Tennessee Valley Fair with a ton of activities throughout the Chilhowee Park during the Sep 7 – 16 dates of the fair.

Event Information
Name: Robo Rodeo FRC Off Season Competition
Date: Sep 14-16, Thur – Sat
Times: 9AM – 6PM
Location: Chilhowee Park, Knoxville, TN

Target Audience & Purpose: This event is free and open to all educators, families and community partners from East TN who are interested in STEM! At this event, registered teams will compete on a regulation FRC Power Up field of play with official scoring and results. It is a great experience for new FRC team members and huge opportunity to build competitive FRC skills.

If you know an organization that is interested in having a display and/or sponsoring at this event, please email mike.wehrenberg@tnfirst.org

TNFIRST Donation Page is Live

The TNFIRST Donation page is now LIVE and able to process tax-exempt donations in support of TNFIRST events and teams in Tennessee! Please see the “Donations” page and use the online donation tool to send needed funds to the TNFIRST organization! Your donation will immediately result in an email identifying the donation as tax-exempt for your tax records.

Memphis FIRST Teams

Get connected to what’s happening in Memphis for FRC, FLL, and FT at http://memphisfirstteams.org.

Hey Tennessee Teams, got any special events?

Send them to mike.wehrenberg@tnfirst.org to post on tnfirst.

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