Montana State University

Montana FIRST

Contact & Location:
Allison Banfield
629 Cobleigh Hall
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 173780
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT

Tel: (406) 994-7915
Fax: (406) 994-5958

Montana FIRST

FIRST Tournaments 2016

FIRST Tech Challenge
Feb. 5, 2016


FIRST Res-Q  logo

FIRST LEGO League Challenge
February 6, 2016

2016 Trash Trek

Trash Trek

Verizon provides grant for 2016 FIRST robotics tournaments

The FIRST Robotics competition held at Montana State University will receive a grant from the Verizon Foundation for the 2016 competition.

Montana state tournament is held
at Montana State University
at the Shroyer Gym

February 5-6, 2016

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a non-profit organization that designs robotics competitions for elementary through high school students.

FIRST holds three annual competitions, the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) and FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) for high school students and the FIRST LEGO® League (FLL) for grades 4 through 8.

FIRST programs challenge student teams and their mentors to solve complex problems in a limited timeframe using a standard “kit of parts” and a common set of rules. Teams build robots from the parts or LEGO® bricks and enter them in competitions.

Nanoquest Click here or on the image below to see a KXLF video of FIRST Tech Challenge qualifying rounds held in Butte, Montana, in December 2012.

FIRST Values (Gracious Professionalism)

  • Respect each other in the best spirit of teamwork
  • Behave with courtesy and compassion for others at all times
  • Honor the spirit of friendly competition
  • Act with integrity
  • Demonstrate gracious professionalism
  • Encourage others to adopt these values

FLL competition