More Than Robots


The UTEP Robotics Program is intended to attract students into engineering through their engagement in robotic competitions. The UTEP College of Engineering and its partners support several robotic competitions geared for students as young as Pre-K and up to high school students. Whatever your age group, robotic skills will be developed, but more importantly so will your team and life skills. 


WATCH: The Hardest Fun You'll Ever Have

UTEP Robotics Invitational
April 6, 2017
9:20am to 11:40am and 1:20pm to 3:40pm
Region 19 Education Service Center, 11670 Chito Samaniego Dr, El Paso, Tx 79936
Rules and Matches

The following table compares the different competitions and how each may apply to you.

JrFLL FLL FTC FRC
Grade K-4th 4th-8th 7th-12th 9th-12th
Adult Coach/Mentors 1 2 or more 2 or more 2 or more
Robot Type Lego Model + We Do Lego NXT & EV3 TETRIX - Matrix & Android AndyMark + NI + other
Challenge Components Research & Lego Model Robot, Research, Teamwork Outreach, Eng. Notebook, Robot Robot, Outreach, Business Log
Competitions at UTEP Exposition Championship League Championship Kickoff
National First Registration $75 $225 $275 $6,000 (Rookie)
Local/State Registration Costs $10 $75 $250 Free
Other Expenses (Parts, Robot, Team Costs) Up to $300 Up to $900 Up to $2500 Varies

Partners/Sponsors

  • FIRST
  • FIRST In Texas & University Interscholastic League
  • IEEE, El Paso Professional Section
  • Jenna Welch and Laura Bush Community Library
  • NASA
  • National Instruments
  • SISD Robocom
  • Workforce Solutions Borderplex, STEAM Fiesta
  • YISD Ramona Elementary – LEGO Foundation Grant JrFLL Recipient