Welcome to the San Diego Regional Presented by Qualcomm FRC Web Site!
The eleventh annual San Diego Regional Presented by Qualcomm FIRST Robotics Competition will be held at the Del Mar Arena in beautiful Del Mar California, Wednesday through Saturday, March 9th - 11th, 2017 (Doors open at 8:00 AM). The competition is an intense three-day competitive event showcasing robots developed and operated by dozens of high school teams from all over the world.
The FIRST Robotics Competition is an exciting, multinational competition that teams professionals and young people together to solve an engineering design problem in an intense and competitive way. The program is a life-changing, career-molding experience and a lot of fun. Each year the competition reaches more than 58,000 students on over 2,300 teams in competitions held across the USA and in other parts of the world. The teams come from Brazil, Canada, Chile, Israel, Mexico, the Netherlands, the U.K., and every state in the U.S. The competitions are high-tech spectator sporting events, the result of lots of focused brainstorming, real-world teamwork, dedicated mentoring, project timelines, and deadlines.
Colleges, universities, corporations, businesses, and individuals provide scholarships to our participants. Involved engineers experience again many of the reasons they chose engineering as a profession, and the companies they work for contribute to the community while they prepare and create their future workforce. The competition shows students that the technological fields hold many opportunities and that the basic concepts of science, math, engineering, and invention are exciting and interesting.
Qualcomm is a proud global supporter of FIRST and their programs, and we are very excited to have this competition in San Diego, we are honored to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the regional competition and believe these amazing students are the inventors, scientists, and thought leaders of the future.
FIRST is a fantastic organization that successfully helps young people develop a love and excitement for science, technology, engineering and math. In addition, it promotes the strong values of cooperation and gracious professionalism. FIRST is helping to inspire many youth to go into careers that are critically important for the future of ViaSat, the United States, and society at large.
San Diego Regional: FIRST Robotics Competition - Welcome
11th Annual San Diego Regional Presented by Qualcomm
FIRST: For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology
Del Mar Arena, March 9th - 11th, 2017 - Free Admission