On January 18, 2020, middle and high school students will meet at Orange County High School to test their teamwork and ingenuity at the FIRST Tech Orange Qualifier. This event is free and open to the public.

With FIRST Tech Challenge, middle and high school student teams design, build, and program robots to meet a complex engineering challenge, then compete head-to-head against other teams in a high-tech sporting event. With the guidance of adult coaches and mentors, teams build their robots and develop a playing strategy, which includes forming alliances with other teams. Teams earn awards for robot design, creativity, documentation, community outreach, “gracious professionalism” and competition on the field.