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Valence Robotics FRC Team 8429

What is FIRST?

FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing STEM education in the next generation of students. FIRST® Robotics Competition is one of the programs– alongside FIRST® LEGO® League, FIRST® Tech Challenge, and others– aimed specifically at high school students. Find out more here

Our Team

Our team began as a group of chemistry students working late one night in the library, when one student, our captain, started formulating an ambitious idea. After much time spent deliberating on the thought, we concurred: We wanted to start a FIRST® Robotics Competition team, completely founded and driven by students. The beginnings were rough, many hours consumed by reaching through doors, many of which lead to even harder paths or even dead ends. However, with our growing group of devoted students, we have preserved and developed into the team it is today.


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Phone: (984) 269-8507


Location: Durham, NC