Tallahassee regional

Join us at the FAMU Alfred Lawson, Jr. Multipurpose Center with High School robotics teams from all over the Southeast for the 2024 Tallahassee Regional! Partnering with the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, this event was the first FIRST Robotics Competition held at a Historically Black College/University (HBCU) in the United States.

Learn how you can sponsor the FIRST season in North Florida today!

The Game

Lights, camera, STEAM!

season presented by Qualcomm

presented by Haas 

The Kickoff

January 6, 2024

College of Engineering

2525 Pottsdamer St.
Tallahassee, FL 32310

The Competition

Tallahassee Regional 

March 13-16

The Alfred Lawson, Jr.
Multipurpose Center
Florida A&M University
1800 Wannish Way
Tallahassee, FL 32310

Lights, camera, STEAM!

Science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) inspire big ideas, bold action – and creativity. Our skills make it possible to create art and experiences that bring us together, entertain us, and move us. During our 2023-2024 arts-inspired robotics season, FIRST® IN SHOWSM presented by Qualcomm, we will celebrate the roles our STEM skills play in the arts and design and build a world of endless possibilities. The future is yours to create.


City of Tallahassee!

Located on the Historic Florida A&M University Campus.

The Tallahassee Regional will take place at the historic Florida A&M University in the Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center and Teaching Gymnasium, a 9,639-seat multi-purpose arena built in 2009.

For more than 130 years, Florida A&M University has served the citizens of the state of Florida and the nation through its provision of preeminent educational programs. Programs that are the building blocks of a legacy of academic excellence with caring. FAMU, “Florida’s Opportunity University,” is committed to meeting the challenges and needs of future generations.


FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1989 by inventor Dean Kamen.  The mission of FIRST is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting Mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self- confidence, communication, and leadership.

2024 Florida Regionals

Three amazing opportunities to attend, volunteer and/or sponsor a FIRST Robotics Competition Regional in the State of Florida


Feb 28 - Mar 2

Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316


Mar 13 - Mar 16

The Alfred Lawson, Jr.
Multipurpose Center
Florida A&M University
1800 Wannish Way
Tallahassee, FL 32310


Mar 20 - Mar 23

Addition Financial Arena
at the University of
Central Florida
12777 Gemini Blvd N
Orlando, FL 32816

“Every once in a while, a new technology, an old problem, and a big idea turn into an innovation.”
Dean Kamen


“If you are able to succeed from K-5, then you can apply the same techniques in middle school, then high school. You end up with a huge pool of young people in STEM that you can direct to a baccalaureate education and beyond. You might even inspire the next group of scientists who may one day change the world.”
Okenwa Okoli

Chair, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, FAMU

Get Involved Today

There are many ways to engage with FIRST Robotics competition and the Tallahassee Regional. Whether you are able to volunteer year round, just at the Regional, or interested in sponsoring this event… we would love to have you join us!