Team 501 is a FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team from the greater Manchester, NH area. Our team is formed from a partnership between Manchester High School West and Goffstown High School. We are associated with the 4-H STEM initiative. We accept students from many school districts and homeschooled students.
Our team is one of the earliest participants in the FIRST Robotics Competition, as well as a competitor in the VEX Robotics Competition.
About FIRST Robotics
The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is a world-wide robotics competition started here in Manchester, NH in 1989 by Dean Kamen. The goal of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is to inspire students to pursue careers in science, engineering and technology.
FRC joins high school students with professional mentors who guide them through an exhaustive 10 week experience. The team will design, prototype, build and test a robot to compete in each year’s competition. It is the ultimate varsity sport of the mind.