On Wednesday, the 22nd of March, #6317 Disruptive Innovation will battle in the FRC regional competition in Cedar Falls. This game, brought about by FIRST, is an alliance-based challenge composed of six robots, three on each faction. It is called “FIRST Steamworks”. In this timed game, robots will compete by depositing “fuel” into a boiler, and returning gears to an “airship.” A thirty second autonomous period of preprogrammed movement is followed by another two and a half minutes of controlled play. This challenge uses logic, the engineering design process, teamwork, and gracious professionalism to promote students’ education. Such a program is a prodigious opportunity to be used as a vehicle for scientific and technological expansion, and learning within schools.