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FIRST DIVE Robotics Season 2024-2025: Ocean Exploration Challenge by Qualcomm


FIRST, an organization dedicated to preparing young people for the future through robotics, has unveiled the forthcoming youth robotics season: FIRST DIVESM, presented by Qualcomm. In this season, set for 2024-2025, teams will embark on an ocean-themed challenge, encouraging them to become inquisitive and inventive problem-solvers. Their mission is to collaborate and devise bold technological innovations and effective solutions aimed at supporting marine life and advancing exploration beneath the sea.
Experience a sneak peek of the excitement to come with FIRST DIVE.
The season is scheduled to commence on August 6 with the release of the FIRST® LEGO® League challenge, followed by the FIRST® Tech Challenge in September, and the FIRST® Robotics Competition in January. The season will conclude in April with the 2025 FIRST Championship.
Team registration for the season is now open through the FIRST Dashboard.
Chris Moore, CEO of FIRST, expressed enthusiasm about introducing a stimulating new season that will empower hundreds of thousands of students to utilize their technical and 21st-century skills to delve into the mysteries of life beneath the ocean's surface. He anticipates a significant impact from FIRST DIVE, thanks to the dedication and support of mentors, coaches, educators, volunteers, sponsors, donors, families, and other supporters.
Qualcomm Incorporated, a longstanding supporter of FIRST and a Strategic Partner, returns as the Season Presenting Sponsor for the FIRST DIVE season. Angela Baker, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer of Qualcomm Incorporated, highlighted their commitment to fostering the next generation of diverse innovators and technologists, aligning with FIRST's mission.
The FIRST DIVE presented by Qualcomm season theme will be integrated into the various FIRST programs' games and challenges, where students will build robots to accomplish tasks and devise real-world solutions. The themes for each program are as follows:
  • FIRST LEGO League: SUBMERGEDSM, focusing on exploring the layers of the ocean using creative thinking and LEGO® technology, launching August 6.
  • FIRST Tech Challenge: INTO THE DEEPSM, presented by RTX, delving into the depths of the ocean to unveil its mysteries, launching September 7.
  • FIRST Robotics Competition: REEFSCAPESM, presented by Haas, concentrating on using engineering skills to enhance one of the ocean’s most diverse habitats, launching January 4, 2025.
The season will culminate with the 2025 FIRST Championship scheduled for April 16-19, 2025, in Houston.

Click here to know more about the 2024-2025 season.