Welcome to the home of NEOFRA, the Northeast Ohio FIRST Robotics Alliance, a partnership of FIRST robotics teams in the Youngstown-Warren, Ohio region. 

        Our member FRC teams hold many fundraisers throughout the year in support of their robotics programs.  We post notice of these events to our NEOFRA Calendar.  Teams have numerous events scheduled in the coming months.  Feel free to click the Calendar link and check them out!

The 2016 Mahoning Valley Robotics Challenge will be held SUNDAY September 25th, 2016 at Austintown Fitch High School in Austintown, OH.  Team and Volunteer Registration will open by May 1, 2016.

Click the MVRC flyer image below to go to the legacy 2015 MVRC event page to access information and results from the 2015 competition.

2015 MVRC
For legacy information on the 2014 MVRC, please click here.

NEOFRA teams design and build robots to compete in one of four different levels of yearly robotics competitions facilitated by the non-profit FIRST organization.
 Our shared mission "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."


NEOFRA will once again host a charity food drive at the 2016 MVRC to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley.  Teams and spectators may donate food in support of this great cause!  Please 

click here to find out how you can contribute!

Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley

NEOFRA is proud to support the OH WOW! Roger and Gloria Jones Children's Center for Science and Technology's Silly Science Sunday every year in September.  Look for NEOFRA FIRST Stronghold FRC robots demonstrating at this year's event!  

OH WOW! Website