- Tracking of personal growth
- Skill recognition
- Certification based on skill level
- Portfolio building
- Pride and motivation to inspire others
- Proof of FIRST Experience
It is time to celebrate the success of your team and give them something tangible to showcase their achievement. The FIRST Badge program celebrates individual achievements for which students are able to acquire badges to represent their years of participation and acquired skills. Overtime, we see students collecting a series of badges that will allow them to showcase their involvement with FIRST (by building a personal portfolio), Ultimately acquiring specific level of competencies and skills at the FRC level for Programming, Design, Mechanical & Manufacturing, Program and Project Management, Leadership etc. Our future goals is to have students who have acquired these badges have the ability to demonstrate their portfolio of achievement, training and certification electronically and through recorded documentation.
Each badge provides an opportunity for a student to strive for personal success and to have something important for them to take away from their FIRST Experience. Coaches, teachers. Mentors and/or team leads are encouraged to celebrate and recognize your students.
Jr.FLLChildren ages 6-9 participate in a hands-on program designed to capture young children's curiosity and direct it toward discovering how science and technology impact the world around them. This program features a real-world challenge, to be explored through research, critical thinking and imagination. Students can now receive badges based on their years of involvement with Jr. FLL.
FTCFTC is designed for students in grades 7-12 to compete head to head, using a sports model. Teams are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. Badges Criteria is in development and will be deployed soon.
FLLChildren in Grades 4-8 get introduced to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. FLL teams, guided by their imaginations and adult coaches, discover exciting career possibilities and, through the process, learn to make positive contributions to society. Students can now receive badges based on years of involvement with FLL and that have attended a Regional Qualifier.
FRCStudents in Grades 9-12, under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors. Badges Criteria is in development and will be deployed soon..