Blackwater Robotics celebrates 20 years in FIRST Robotics

Published 9:00 am Friday, March 15, 2024

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Blackwater Robotics celebrates 20 years of participation in FIRST Robotics. 

FIRST Robotics, headquartered in Manchester, New Hampshire, engages nearly 84,000 students from 32 countries worldwide in its premier program, FIRST Robotics Competition. Elizabeth Burgess, a former educator at Franklin City Public Schools and the program mentor, founded the Robotics Program in 2005. It has become integral to showcasing STEM Education in the Franklin-Southampton County community, with numerous student participants and alumni.

The success of FIRST Robotics teams relies on the support of dedicated sponsors who believe in the STEM programming delivered by FRC. Blackwater Robotics expresses gratitude to its current sponsors:

Franklin-Southampton Charities

BAE Systems

Hubs Peanuts

Collins Machine Works


Run The Sims

Aerospace Mechanisms Symposium

Intentional Innovation Foundation

Hachey Construction

Crofton Industries

Marine Specialty Painting

Franklin High School