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FIRST Robotics Competition

For the 1st time, New Hampshire is hosting the FIRST Robotics Competition New England District Championship at The University of New Hampshire.

We will have 64 teams participating from around New England. That’s close to 2,500 team members, their coaches, mentors, families and friends. This region-wide competition (between 64 teams from across New England) combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology - inspiring students of all ages to become the future leaders of science and technology. Join us on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 6-9 , in the Whittemore Center Arena for this fast paced and exciting event.The event is open to the public and free to attend. For more information go to

The positive impact on students participating in FIRST is gratifying and well documented. Over 86% have more interest in doing well in school and 94% are more interested in attending college.

If you’d like a quick overview, this 2-minute video ( offers some great insights into how FIRST works. Or you can go to to learn more about FIRST’s programs.

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