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

There are grants available from TNFIRST as well asĀ  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.

March 29-30, 2019 Ninth Annual Smoky Mountains Regional Robotics Challenge is held with 51 teams in attendance at Thompson Boling Arena on the University of TN campus.

The event included teams from 8 states as well as a team from Canada and Germany Please look at the “NEWS” page for winning team information!

Feb 2, 2019 TNFIRST FTC Tennessee State Championship is held for the first time at Middle Tennessee State University! See our “News” page for a listing of winning teams.

The crowd attending the Feb. 2 FIRST Robotics Regional in Alumni Memorial Gym views the action on the court as the event continued. MTSU hosted the regional for the first time as 28 teams and 230 students prepared their robots for the seven hours of competition. (MTSU photo by Eric Sutton)

Features and News:

Check out this clip of the FIRST Alumni Club’s “Robot in 3 Days” Project. This team went right from the Jan 5, 2019 Deep Space Game Announcement to a working robot in just 3 days. Completed by the FIRST Alumni Club team on the University of Tennessee – Knoxville campus, they have taken their efforts to area FRC teams to help them visualize methods of completing some of this year’s game goals:

FIRST Alumni Club Ri3D Project YouTube clip


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

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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