FIRST Tech Challenge Team #12317

In our Midland competition, we ranked 14th out of 31 teams.

The FIRST Tech Challenge is when students design, build, and program robots to compete in challenges with other teams. "Guided by adult Coaches and Mentors, students develop STEM skills and practice engineering principles (like keeping an engineering notebook), while realizing the value of hard work, innovation, and sharing ideas. The robot kit is reusable from year-to-year and can be programmed using a variety of languages, including Java. Teams also must raise funds, design and market their team brand, and do community outreach for which they can win awards." Our season goes from the beginning of the school year till the end of November. We are very fortunate to have a program that provides these experiences to middle school students, so that they can be more prepared for the world of high school robotics.