Pre-College Competition Teams
The North Dakota Space Grant Consortium sponsors 5-7 North Dakota teams to participate in FIRST Robotics. The NDSGC will support these teams' partial or full registration funding for a FIRST regional tournament. If a team qualifies for a national tournament, they may apply for additional funding (budget dependent).
FIRST Robotics is a wonderful program that gives students hands-on experience with computer science, engineering, technology, outreach, and teamwork. It is very time consuming, but rewarding for the students, faculty, their families, and communities. Our hardworking teams from North Dakota have been very successful in the competitions because they have the support of not only Space Grant and their respective schools but of their entire communities as well.
Learn more about the competition on the FIRST Robotics website. If your school is interested in getting involved, please contact the NDSGC team with any questions.
Interested in applying for competition team funding? Applications will be accepted October 1st and due no later than November 15th.
Near-Space Balloon Challenge (currently paused)
The Near-Space Balloon Challenge is a student launch program for middle and high school North Dakota students.