FIRST Tech Challenge is similar to FRC in many ways, but it has a few key differences. Everything is smaller, from the robots and the game field, to the team size. MSA has 4 FTC teams compared to only 1 FRC team.
Math and Science FTC Teams
Rhythm Packed Mechanics
Rhythm Packed Mechanics (RPM) is a seventh year team, and is the oldest and most experienced team at MSA. They have consistently gone to the MN State Competition, and are widely known for their expertly designed Engineering Portfolio and brilliant team outreach, both of which many teams have taken inspiration from.
My Favorite Team
Yes, that is their name. My Favorite Team (MFT) is a fifth year team, who is currently focusing on sustainability, as their old members train new members.
Cyber Machina is a third year team, with a focus on communication in engineering, and also engineering in general. Almost half of their members are also part of the Fighting Calculators, leading to great inner-team communication.
Robo Dragons is another third year team made of mostly younger members. They are constantly looking to improve, and have performed consistently well.
"FIRST is more than robots. The robots are a vehicle for students to learn important life skills. Kids often come in not knowing what to expect - of the program nor of themselves. They leave, even after the first season, with a vision, with confidence, and with a sense that they can create their own future"
- Dean Kamen, founder of FIRST