Columbia's FIRST Robotics Team

Columbia's 2 Train Robotics team with their robot
Columbia's 2 Train Robotics team with their robot. Photo Credit: Outreach Programs Staff

The team comes from two local high schools: Columbia Secondary School and Morris High School. They meet about twice a week after school on campus and more frequently leading up to the competition each spring. Undergraduates work with students to design and build a robot then to compete in local, regional, and national tournaments. Volunteer mentors from industry also lend their time and talents to guide each team. Columbia Engineering hosts the 2 Train Robotics team for the high school robotics competition., The international organization’s acronym FIRST is For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.

 

Get Involved

Looking for Columbia students to mentor a FIRST team at your school? Email engineeringoutreach@columbia.edu.

CU undergraduate and graduate students mentor and advise the high school students through the build and competition process. Email firstrobotics@columbia.edu for information on becoming a mentor.

Faculty can serve as advisers to the FIRST robotics student group. Email firstrobotics@columbia.edu for more information.