Draws 1,500 Visitors to Campus for Regional FIRST® ROBOTICS Competition

On March 23 and 24, Western New England welcomed 30 high school teams to campus to compete in the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). The event drew 1,500 students, teachers, mentors, sponsors, and family members to the Western New England District Event, one of the largest competitions in the Northeast.

The March competition followed the success of the FIRST LEGO League Competition held in December. Western New England has opened its doors to these events as part of the University’s new FIRST Robotics Initiative, which includes hosting regional elementary through high school qualifying events, mentorship of regional teams, and establishing new teams in local communities. Beginning this fall, Western New England University will launch a new $1,000 FIRST Scholarship. Learn more at