We are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2016-17 FIRST Robotics Grant in these categories:


FIRST LEGO League (grades 4-8)

FIRST Tech Challenge (grades 7-12)

FIRST Robotics Competition (grades 9-12)


FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is an international program devoted to inspiring young people to become science and technology leaders by engaging them in mentor-based programs that build skills in science, engineering, communication, and leadership.


The Oregon FIRST Robotics Grant supports this mission through a competitive grant managed by the Oregon Department of Education and funded by the Oregon Legislature.


For information and application, please visit

Application Deadline: June 17, 2016


For further information on FIRST, please visit 



Tom Thompson

Education Specialist

Industrial and Engineering Systems

Office of Learning | Instruction, Standards, Assessment & Accountability Unit | Oregon Department of Education

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