FIRST in New England

The face of the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC)
in New England is changing.

FIRST headquarters is strategically moving in the direction of forming “district events” in locations around the country having a critical mass of FRC teams. Over the past two years volunteer organizers have been working with FIRST on the formation of the district model and this year New England will begin operation of the district model for FRC competition. A new 501(c)(3) not for profit public charity, ingenuityNE™, has been formed in New England to be the organization to implement the model.

The six New England states (Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire) have been organized into one region to implement the “District Model.”


  • COST

    Cost-effective way for teams to play more, with two qualifying events for one registration fee


    Lower production costs create additional events, allowing teams to play closer to home


    Fundraising activities can focus on team funding to increase the accessibility of the FIRST program


    The district point system will reward and advance teams based on performance on and off the field

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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.


stay informed as NEFIRST drills down the details
  • 2014 Season Survey

    July 24, 2014
    We have a survey for anyone who attended a NE FIRST district event in 2014. We know it's the offseason (though we're ...
  • Job Opening: Regional ...

    May 21, 2014
    Want to be part of NE FIRST? We're hiring a Regional Director for NH and VT! Please email a resume and cover letter to ...
  • 2014 Season Feedback

    May 08, 2014
    Congratulations to everyone on a great 2014 season! On behalf of NE FIRST we want to say thank you to all who helped ...



getting you where you're going

WPI FRC New England District Championship Scholarship

WPI_Inst_Prim_White_RevWPI will be offering an $80,000 scholarship ($20,000 per year for four years of undergraduate study) to a high school senior participating in any of the FRC New England District Tournaments. In addition to the $80,000 scholarship, WPI will be offering two $20,000 runner-up scholarships ($5,000 per year for four years of undergraduate study) to applicants to the WPI New England District Championship Scholarship who are not selected for the full award, but whose applications are deemed by the selection committee to be particularly meritorious.

To be eligible, students must be in their senior year of high school, be an active participant on a FRC team competing at one of the New England District Tournaments, and be nominated by an adult leader on their team. Each team may nominate one student for the WPI New England District Championship scholarship. Those students nominated must be capable of meeting WPI admission standards and must already have applied for admission to WPI. Learn more and apply for the WPI New England District Championship scholarship.




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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: 100 Hyde Road Farmington, CT 06034


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].