NC FLL and NC FTC (North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University)

FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®) is an exciting and fun global robotics program that ignites an enthusiasm for discovery of Science, Technology,  Engineering, and Math (STEM) in children ages 9 to 16 (9 to 14 in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico). For roughly 8 to 10 fast-paced weeks, teams work as a group to overcome obstacles and meet challenges. Teams work to find creative solutions to current, real-world issues. They also must design, build, and program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS®, then compete on a table-top playing field.

FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC®)  teams (10+ members, grades 7-12) are challenged to design, build, program, and operate robots to play a floor game in an alliance format. Participants call it “the hardest fun you'll ever have!” Guided by adult Coaches and Mentors, students develop STEM skills and practice engineering principles (like keeping an engineering notebook), while realizing the value of hard work, innovation, and sharing ideas. The robot kit is reusable from year-to-year and can be programmed using a variety of languages. Teams also must raise funds, design and market their team brand, and do community outreach for which they can win awards. Participants have access to tens of millions of dollars in college scholarships. Each season concludes with regional Championships and an exciting FIRST Championship.

In the state of North Carolina, North Carolina A&T State University (N.C. A&T) serves as the Affiliate Partner (AP) for FIRST® LEGO® League & FIRST Tech Challenge. These programs are managed from within the College of Engineering by Dr. Kory Bennett, the AP Representative. Dr. Bennett can be reached at FirstRob@ncat.edu.

Volunteers are the heartbeat of both programs! Every opportunity from Check-In to Master of Ceremony to Referee to Judge are men and women who believe in the Vision of FIRST. Each of the volunteer opportunities offers its own exciting and unique experience. Volunteers make up 99.9% of the  FIRST workforce. Whether  you have a weekend to help, want to mentor for a length of time, have technical or non-technical expertise, there is a volunteer role suited to your unique interest.  

Program Contact Info
First Name: 
Kory
Last Name: 
Bennett
Title: 
Director for Robotics Outreach
Location: 
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State Universit
Greensboro, NC 27411
United States
Program Details
Year Established: 
0
Affiliation: 
FIRST Robotics
Program Focus: 
Robotics
Program Focus: 
Coding/Programming
Program Focus: 
Engineering
Program Focus: 
Invention Education
Program Focus: 
Math
Program Focus: 
Technology
Program Focus: 
Computer Science
Program Focus: 
General Science
Girls served annually: 
23800
Boys served annually: 
61200
Organization Info
Organization Contact Info
Title: 
Director for Robotics Outreach
Location: 
200 Bedford St.
United States
Slug: 
nc-fll-and-nc-ftc-north-carolina-agricultural-and-technical-state-university
Collaboration Interests
working with K-12 schools
sponsorship
outreach/community events
Needed Resources/Activities
volunteers
mentoring
girls interested in STEM
funding/sponsorship
boys interested in STEM
Available Resources/Activities
volunteers
Populations Served
urban
teachers
single parents
senior citizens
rural
middle/junior
low income
high school
high achieving/gifted
general public
employers
elementary
diversity focus
at-risk
Service Delivery Format
classroom support
afterschool programs
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