FIRST®, an international, K-12 not-for-profit today announced the launch of a statewide robotics program in Texas, implemented in collaboration with its state activities association and FIRST® in Texas. This pilot program includes opportunities to make robotics a full-fledged sport, accessible to students throughout the state.
The Texas robotics pilot program allow for FIRST teams in schools to be recognized as official sports teams and receive similar support of other such activities. These benefits include extracurricular program structures; the active support of school executives, teachers and community leaders; and the opportunity to apply for varsity sports letters for high performance.
For more information about robotics as an extracurricular activity, visit http://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/elevating-robotics-to-a-recognized-interscholastic-activity.