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

Teams in Billings Prepare

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FIRST Tournaments 2015

FIRST Tech Challenge


Jan. 30, 2015

2015 Cascade Effect!

FIRST LEGO League Challenge

January 31, 2015

2015 World Class Learning Unleashed

Verizon provides grant for 2015 FIRST robotics tournaments

The FIRST Robotics competition held at Montana State University will receive a grant from the Verizon Foundation for the 2015 competition.

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College Office


FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Schedule -- Friday, January 30, 2015

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FIRST Lego League (FLL) -- Saturday, January 31, 2015

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