NC FIRST LEGO League and FIRST Tech Challenge

FIRST LEGO League introduces young students, ages 9-14, to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO MINDSTORMS technology-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. The students create innovative solutions for challenges facing today’s scientists as part of their research project.

FIRST Tech Challenge is designed for students in grades 7-12, to compete using a sports model.  FTC teams, of up to 10 students, are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete on a 12 X 12’ field in an Alliance format against other teams. Robots are built using a TETRIX® platform.

Within the state of North Carolina, N.C. A&T’s College of Engineering serves as the FLL and FTC Affiliate Partner and manages all regional and state competitions for NC FIRST LEGO League and NC FIRST Tech Challenge. These programs are managed from within of the College of Engineering by Dr. Kory Bennett, Director for Robotics Outreach who serves as the primary contact in the region and is responsible for the strategic growth of the programs in North Carolina. He is proudly supported by Dr. Robin Coger, Dean of the College of Engineering, who was proudly elected to the FIRST® Board of Directors in 2015.

For more information about FIRST and NC FLL & FTC, please visit Here you will find local information about North Carolina activities, global information about FIRST, and links to supporting websites (i.e. Facebook pages, team information, etc..)

2018-2019 NC FLL Qualifying Tournament Schedule 


2018-2019 NC FTC Qualifying Tournament Schedule