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Our team gives us the chance to learn and apply skills in collaboration, planning, team building, computer programming, engineering and more in an environment that encourages creativity and ingenuity.

As part of the annual FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC), our team has just 6 weeks to design, program and build a robot. With such a short time frame, we  have to practice excellent project management and work together collaboratively through each phase of the build process. We  work with mentors to explore technical design, computer programming, leadership and more, developing skills we will use throughout our education and careers.

Southwest Ultraviolet Robotics FRC Team #2129 was founded in the Fall of 2006 with help from FRC Team #1816, The Green Machine. We typically have 15-30 students on our team and always welcome new members. JOIN US!!


FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1989 to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology. Based in Manchester, NH, the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills.

FIRST is More Than Robots. FIRST participation is proven to encourage students to pursue education and careers in STEM-related fields, inspire them to become leaders and innovators, and enhance their 21 st century work-life skills. Read more about the Impact of FIRST.

To learn more about this year’s game, click here

Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. We call FIRST Robotics Competition the ultimate Sport for the Mind. High-school student participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have.” Under strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six-week time limit, teams of 20 or more students are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team. Each season ends with an exciting FIRST Championship.

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