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Who We Are

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We Are ILITE Robotics.

FIRST Team 1885, "ILITE Robotics", is a FIRST Robotics Team based in Haymarket, Virginia. It consists of students from high schools across Prince William County, Virginia. ILITE stands for Inspiring Leaders in Technology and Engineering.

ILITE is best know for FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team 1885 and their numerous FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) teams. However, they work with the main goal of preparing students for college in STEM related fields.



The US STEM Foundation is a local non-profit organization with the goal creating community based STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics) education. They currently sponsor local FLL teams in the area. Please visit their website to learn more about how US STEM can support your FLL team.



ILITE Robotics Off-season Challenge (IROC) is an unoffical FRC competition hosted at Battlefield High School. FRC teams from around the area have the oppprtunity to come compete, learn, and have fun during the off-season. This event is open to the community, so please stop by and check out the robots.


FIRST Robotics

FIRST was founded in 1989 by Dean Kamen 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.

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Virginia FIRST

We are the Virginia-based affiliate of FIRST, an international non-profit mentoring organization that was created to excite young people about science and technology, prepare today's students to enter tomorrow's advanced technology-based workplace, and provide them with valuable life skills.

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