First Tech Challenge

Crew 272 has gone all in on STEM. We are now a First Tech Challenge (FTC) Team #13414. Learn more about FTC here

Kids in 7th though 12th grade can join. We are focusing on Park, Vermillion and Fountain County. We meet near Wallace IN, at an Wilson Field airport hanger. From US-41 take SR-234 toward Wallace. Go Left/North on Beaver Rd./ 430. At the end of the road is the hanger. We will meet on Wednesday 6:30 pm to 9 pm. We will do field trips and trips to competitions. During our busy season we will have other meet times. New technique to extend battery life in smartphones, electric cars, you can get More Info here.

Check out another Video here! This isn’t a robot…

We look forward to fostering kids as they change the world! They will learn Software, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Skills. They will work as a team! Mentored by a team of professionals, some are local kids that went on to Purdue and are now professionals. We are all excited to see what becomes of all this!


Accomplished inventor Dean Kamen founded FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) in 1989 to inspire an appreciation of science and technology in young people. Based in Manchester, NH, FIRST designs accessible, innovative programs to build self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills while motivating young people to pursue opportunities in science, technology, and engineering. With support from over 200 of the Fortune 500 companies and more than $26 million in college scholarships, the not-for-profit organization hosts the FIRST® Robotics Competition for students in Grades 9-12; FIRST® Tech Challenge for Grades 7-12; FIRST® LEGO® League for Grades 4-8; and FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. for Grades K-4. Gracious Professionalism® is a way of doing things that encourages high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others, and respects individuals and the community. To learn more about FIRST, go to

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