Teams & Programs

“To transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders.”
-Dean Kamen, Founder


Queen City Robotics came about to find common space for FIRST teams to work. Queen City Robotics’ crown jewel is the FIRSTZone – Charlotte.  This unusual workshop/maker-space dedicated space for FIRST teams is supported by an independent nonprofit where similar facilities are backed by universities and individual corporations.

Queen City Robotics forges alliance with local corporations and organizations wanting to support STEM opportunities for young people.  These relationships help us sustain the Zone for the teams. The Zone offers access to meeting and work space, materials, and equipment that teams operating independently of schools don’t typically have available.

Annually, the Zone supports 8-10 teams FIRST Teams


Jr FIRST LEGO League (Grade K-3)
FIRT LEGO League (grade 4-8)
FIRST Tech Challege (grades 7-12)
FIRST Robotics Competition (grades 9-12)