Viper Nation Education Foundation supports FIRST® LEGO® League, a robotics program for the elementary, middle and high school levels. Boasting FLL and FTC teams that consistently advance to World Championships, many Viper Nation teams are FIRST award winners and finalists. In 2017, Vandegrift High School announced their rookie FRC team and hosted 24 teams from as far away as Mississippi, for the 7th Annual Texas Robotic Roundup.
VNEF Robotics Grant: Viper Nation Education Foundation sponsors an annual grant cycle in the fall for FIRST® LEGO® League robotics clubs within the 8 Viper Nation schools. All Viper Nation robotics team mentors are encouraged to apply for this grant:
2018-2019 Robotics Grant Application Deadline: Wednesday, November 16th, 2018.


VNEF annual FLL Scrimmage: Additionally, Viper Nation Education Foundation sponsors a scrimmage for all Viper Nation FLL teams. This year’s fall 2017 FLL scrimmage will occur on Saturday morning, November 11th. For more information and to enroll your team in this year’s scrimmage, please send an email to
Adult Volunteers: Student interest is growing and not all schools have adult volunteers. Technical experience is not required; only the willingness to lead a group of eager students. If you are interested in mentoring a team, please contact Courtney Johnson at, or contact your school’s principal.

VNEF wishes to thank all of the adult parent and teacher mentors and coaches who facilitate school meeting space and generously provide their leadership. Viper Nation robotics would not happen without you!

For more information and to contribute your volunteer time or a financial gift to support this free event, please contact VNEF Executive Director Courtney Johnson at:


The FLL Robotics introduces younger students to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots.



It’s way more than building robots.
FIRST Tech Challenge teams (10+ members, grades 7-12) are challenged to design,
build, program, and operate robots to compete in a head-to-head challenge in an alliance format.
Four Points Middle School FTC
Faltech #7079

Canyon Ridge Middle School
FTC Team #8424

FTC Vandegrift High School Teams
#4545 Ouroboros      #4546 SnakeByte      #6209 Venom
#6210 Stryke      #6299 QuadX      #7161 Hydra
#11503 HyperFang      #12596 Python


Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology.
FIRST Robotics Competition considers FRC to be the ultimate Sport for the Mind.
High-school student participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have.”

Vandegrift High School Rookie FRC Team Valor #6800

Attention Viper Nation Robotics Clubs, to have your club’s logo on our website, please send an email to