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.


Next event – Kickoff 2015!

Yes, the 2015 FRC build season will be starting soon with the Kickoff being on Saturday, January 3.  Our region’s formal Kickoff event will be at the Chartiers Valley High School (50 Thoms Run Road, Bridgeville, PA) hosted by Team 4991 Horsepower and Lead Mentor Jeff Macek.  Detailed information will be available here soon, but to volunteer to help please sign up in the Volunteer Information and Matching System (VIMS) and both apply for our event and choose a role.  (If you don’t do both of those we won’t see your request to help.)  Thank you!

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.

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 CalU 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 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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