The mission of robotics in DPSCD is to inspire young people to become science and technology leaders by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build mathematics, science, engineering and technology skills. Participation in robotics will inspire innovation and foster real-world life characteristics including self-confidence, communication, and leadership. Most DPSCD high schools have active robotics teams with many of the middle schools coming on-board. The school teams work throughout the school year designing and building their robot to pre-set specifications culminating with the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics regional, state and national competitions.