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February 2018 -- Despite damp weather and a 'State of Emergency' declared by the Governor, 48 teams from Kansas and Missouri met on Saturday, Feb. 24, for the FIRST Tech Challenge Missouri State Championship in Rolla, Mo. The Kansas City area was well represented with...

Kansas City, Mo. (January 20, 2018)--Green Hole, a neighborhood team from Lawrence, Kan., took home the top honors from the FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) Regional Championship at Metropolitan Community College’s Business & Technology Campus on Saturday, Jan. 20. The competition included more than 400 students in...

When Sarah Soriano started her freshman year at Mill Valley High School she was extremely quiet and a bit reticent to speak her mind. That was before she met Bullwinkle, FRC Team 1810's moose-headed robot, which drew her into the team's booth at freshman orientation and...

KC STEM Alliance provides the FIRST Robotics tournament experience to over 3,000 kindergarten-12th grade students in the Kansas City area, which requires a small army of volunteers! Four programs make up FIRST in Kansas City and the volunteer roles are many and diverse. To sign up...

Meet Ruby Rios, one of KC STEM Alliance's youngest volunteers! Back when she was wrapping up fifth grade, Ruby's dad pushed her to try one of the early app development camps offered in Kansas City. The next thing she knew she had taken every coding camp...

Students advanced from FIRST Robotics Competition putting custom-built robots to the test; others win honors for design, sportsmanship, partnerships Kansas City, MO–Five local high school robotics teams earned slots at the international FIRST Championship, April 26-29 in St. Louis, during the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition...

  Drop by a family dinner with the Crance family of Lee’s Summit and the chatter will quickly turn to robotics. Bob, who has spent 35 years at Black & Veatch in mechanical engineering, and his wife, Janice, an early childhood educator turned small business owner,...

This week brings us to the pinnacle of the FIRST Robotics season in the Kansas City region as 60-plus high school-level FIRST Robotics Competition teams take the field for the regional championships at Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology campus. As we look forward to the excitement...

Take a look at the fun from FIRST LEGO League's Qualifier 1 event at Olathe Northwest High School on Nov. 12, captured by FIRST Tech Challenge team Gemini 10173, a second-year FTC team at Olathe Northwest and affiliate of Olathe Northwest's Ravonics 1710: Here are...