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FIRST in New England

The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC)
in New England

NEFIRST was the third region of the United States to move to the new District Model, a strategic decision to handle a critical mass of FRC teams. Over the past three years, volunteer organizers have been working with FIRST on the formation of the District Model, and last year New England began operation of the district model for the FIRST Robotics Competition. A new 501(c)(3) not for profit public charity, ingenuityNE™, was formed in New England as the fiduciary agent implementing the model.

The six New England states (Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire) are organized within the District Model as the FRC New England District.

New England District in 2015


getting you where you're going

FIRST has over 200 partners helping to make over $25 million in scholarships available.



there's something for everyone

There are lots of ways to be involved with NEFIRST.

From visiting to volunteering, there are many ways to be a part of the robotics revolution.

Get ready!

Are you ready for the competition? Read extra information for FRC teams competing at New England District events!


Lend us your time! FIRST may be the hardest fun ever, but volunteering for it is just plain fun. Click here to register!

See for yourself!

Witness the excitement of high school students competing in the Varsity Sport for the Mind! Click here for dates and times.


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Drop us a line!


NE FIRST is an ingenuityNE™ program.

ingenuityNE™ seeks to create excitement in science, technology, engineering, math and the environment for K-12 students to prepare for a technologically-advanced workplace.

ingenuityNE, inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity, and all donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by the IRS tax laws and regulations.

Mail: 400 Woodland Ave. P.O. Box 940, Bloomfield, CT 06002
Phone: 860-819-3300


we can't thank them enough

Thank you to our Founding Sponsor...


...and our Regional Sponsors!

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Moving to a brand-new model means lots of start-up costs. It also means lots of opportunities to get your name in front of the future's brightest minds! Let's talk about your best fit: email us at [email protected].


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