Welcome to the Pittsburgh FIRST website!  You can find information here about upcoming events in the Western & Central Pennsylvania region, information for teams (and how to start a team!) along with contact information.  We hope you find what you’re looking for here, but if you don’t please tell us so that we can make this site more useful to you.


Coming up next — FRC Regional from Mar 4 to 7 (many volunteers needed)!

There will be a lot of RECYCLE RUSH stacking and recycling going on at Cal U from March 4-7, 2015, as 54 teams compete in the Greater Pittsburgh Regional competition.  If you would like to see the amazing creativity of the students and help with this event, please sign up in the Volunteer Information and Matching System (VIMS) (after you sign in select FRC events, Pennsylvania, and you’ll see the Greater Pittsburgh Regional).  Due to the way VIMS operates, please select at least one role (and “assign me as needed” is sufficient) or else we won’t see that you have volunteered to help.  Thank you!

What an icy Kickoff 2015

Much of southwest Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia was slammed with an ice storm the morning of January 3rd, but that doesn’t delay the world-wide Kickoff for the 2015 FRC season.  Considering the weather, we had a very good turnout and a huge “thank you!” to everyone, but especially the volunteers who have no connections to any team and yet still braved the ice.  Everyone pitched in and it was a good day of learning about the Game.   A “thank you!” to Team 4991 Horsepower and Lead Mentor Jeff Macek for hosting it.

Thank you, Girls of Steel! 

The SCRA Fall Workshop Day was held on Sunday November 23, 2014 at CMU.  The Girls of Steel did a wonderful job coordinating this day of seminars aimed at helping the local FRC teams hone their skills before build season sets in.

Click here to get to the presentation slides from this Workshop Day.

FRC Teams: Check out our recently updated Team Resources pages

Thank you

Thanks to teams, volunteers, sponsors, friends and fans who helped to make the 2014 Greater Pittsburgh Regional a success!

View photos from the 2014 regional competition on the Cal U Flickr stream

Urgent question?

If you have a time-critical question that isn’t readily answered on this site, please call our Regional Help Line at 724-997-1578.  This will connect you to one of the Regional Planning Committee (RPC) members who will help you with the issue.  (Please note that after you give your name it will return to ringing while the RPC member is being connected.  This is an attribute of this number being a Google-based phone number.  Please don’t hang up – your call is indeed going through.)

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