About Us

Alpine Robotics is a 501(c)(3) student-run organization , founded in 1998 by Steve Sayers, a teacher from Poudre High School. Operating within FIRST, for over 20 years Alpine Robotics has provided students from Poudre High School and the Fort Collins area with the opportunity to participate in and learn about engineering from community professionals. These mentors guide students in the designing, building, and programming of robots. In early January FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition) reveals the game, made up of multiple tasks that teams will construct and program robots, to complete. We then design, build and program our robot every year. To learn more about FRC and FIRST, we encourage you to visit FIRST’s website.

This Year’s Game: Charged Up


FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1989 to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology. Based in Manchester, NH, the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills.

FIRST is More Than Robots. FIRST participation is proven to encourage students to pursue education and careers in STEM-related fields, inspire them to become leaders and innovators, and enhance their 21 st century work-life skills. Read more about the Impact of FIRST.

There is currently a documentary on FIRST on Disney+! Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjIISbARc20

…We’re using robots to build children.”

Chris Moore, CEO of FIRST