Port City Robotics was founded by Ben Barbour in Wilmington, North Carolina in response to his experiences working with middle and high school students and discovering that many lacked exposure to quality programs at home and school. As a result, our mission became one to find ways to provide a safe and nourishing environment for everyone, regardless of previous experience or financial means, to discover a passion for sciences and a taste of what STEM careers may be like.

We currently provide support for 3 FIRST Robotics Challenge teams, 1 FIRST Tech Challenge team, 5 FIRST Lego League teams, and 2 FIRST Lego League Jr teams. We operate summer programs in computer programming and robotics at Cape Fear Academy and the UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Port City Robotics is actively seeking additional board members. If you have an interest in making a commitment to support STEM education and a passion for fundraising, networking, and engineering, we would make a great fit!  Contact ben@portcityrobotics.org for more information.

Our Board of Directors

Bill HosekPresident
Jim Harris
Christina Chiang
John ThomasTreasurer