School Board Meeting on the 19th

The FIRST Robotics team’s of Montgomery County MD. are working to make FIRST robotics a bigger part of the Montgomery County School Board’s plan to tackle STEM.  Next week we will be meeting at Richard Montgomery High School Rm 336 at 4 pm.

Dubbed a varsity Sport for the Mind, FIRST Robotics Competitions combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. It’s the only school sport where all members may turn pro if they choose. Teams of 6 or more students (ages 8-18/grades k-12) are challenged to build and program a robot to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors, raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills.  It’s as close to real-world business and engineering as a student can get.

Teams compete with their robots as family and friends cheer from the stands at over 3000 events worldwide – all leading up to the 2016 FIRST Championship at the Edward Jones Dome, April 27-30 in St. Louis.

Every FIRST team in the county is invited to attend. We are going to be asking the School Board to join our team’s and;

  • Help us change CUPF policies to remove $3,500 plus costs per team
  • Help us ensure School Business Managers purchasing policies are streamlined for robotics
  • Help us purchase  / maintain tools and secure space in our schools

FIRST is broken down into 4 levels;

As you move from Jr FLL to FRC the complexity and team size increases.  Here are rough estimates of the number of students involved in Montgomery County at each team level.

Montgomery County Average # of students per team Mo Co Students
FRC 7 50 350
FTC 20 12 240
FLL 58 9 522
Jr FLL 13 6 78
Total 1202

Here is some information to give you a sense of how big FIRST is in Montgomery County is compared to Maryland and the rest of the world.

Montgomery County Maryland World % of MD Teams % of World teams
FRC 7 52 3351 13% 0.2%
FTC 20 86 3454 23% 0.6%
FLL 58 355 9999 16% 0.6%
Jr FLL 13 75 2286 17% 0.6%

Here are all of the teams in Montgomery County by team level.

9-12th grade – FRC

  • FRC 449: The Blair Robot Project, Silver Spring
  • FRC 1389: The Body Electric, Bethesda
  • FRC 3283: 3283 Coyote Robotix, Clarksburg
  • FRC 4099: Falcons FIRST, Poolesville
  • FRC 4638: Jagbots, Germantown
  • FRC 5115: Knight Riders, Silver Spring
  • FRC 5269: Sonic Sci-borgs, Silver Spring

7-12th grade – FTC

  • FTC 2897: Grizzl-E, Owings Mills
  • FTC 4452: Wolverines, Gaithersburg
  • FTC 5421: RM’d and Dangerous, Rockville
  • FTC 6406: First Tech Coyotes, Clarksburg
  • FTC 6417: Blu Cru, Rockville
  • FTC 6484: Robo-Barons, Bethesda
  • FTC 7201: Hoya Robotics, North Bethesda
  • FTC 7540: Bullbots, Potomac
  • FTC 7628: CHS ROBOTIXS 2015, Clarksburg
  • FTC 8121: RMageddon, Rockville
  • FTC 8143: Jagged Edge, Germantown
  • FTC 8521: Hard-Hitting Hardware Hooligans, Gaithersburg
  • FTC 8735: McLean Mustangs, Potomac
  • FTC 8854: Hoya Robotics 2, Bethesda
  • FTC 8855: Hoya Robotics3, Bethesda
  • FTC 9406: Supa Hawt Pink Cru, Rockville
  • FTC 9794: Wizards.exe, Rockville
  • FTC 9799: IngeNerds, Gaithersburg
  • FTC 10078: EngiNerds, Clarksburg
  • FTC 10286: Powered By Pumpkin Bread, Bethesda

4-6th grade – FLL

  • FLL 145: Blue Bots, Silver Spring
  • FLL 161: AchiEV3rs, Rockville
  • FLL 668: The Dragonbots, Bethesda
  • FLL 1012: SQUAD, Rockville
  • FLL 1175: ProbeMasters, North Potomac
  • FLL 1519: The Rob0gons, Bethesda
  • FLL 1718: St. Mary’s Mustangs, Rockville
  • FLL 3327: Flying Monkeys, Gaithersburg
  • FLL 3686: OwlBots, Bethesda
  • FLL 3689: Green Machine, Bethesda
  • FLL 4492: Seven Wonders, Rockville
  • FLL 4651: McLean Mustangs, Potomac
  • FLL 5709: Organized Kaos, Rockville
  • FLL 6067: Silver Bullets, Silver Spring
  • FLL 7045: Robot’s Fury, Bethesda
  • FLL 7593: Rock-botics, Rockville
  • FLL 7774: TechTeam, Rockville
  • FLL 8417: Team Vortex, Boyds
  • FLL 8857: Gear Masters, Germantown
  • FLL 8860: Technobots, Germantown
  • FLL 9773: Rest in Pieces, Brookeville
  • FLL 9845: Go Lego, Boyds
  • FLL 10103: RoboBears, Bethesda
  • FLL 10466: Dynabrix, Rockvile
  • FLL 11294: Team TechTonics, Potomac
  • FLL 11390: Techno Turtle Bots, Clarksburg
  • FLL 12282: Cookie Monsters, Potomac
  • FLL 12803: Construction Learning, Potomac
  • FLL 13146: Terminators, Germantown
  • FLL 14631: J2ELCKA Fembots, Germantown
  • FLL 15500: TurboTech, Germantown
  • FLL 15703: Rexcats, Potomac
  • FLL 15908: Mustachio Pistachio, Germantown
  • FLL 16094: THE MIND STORMERS, North Potomac
  • FLL 16105: RoboGirls, Boyds
  • FLL 16221: TIGErS, Potomac
  • FLL 17102: Cy-Bots, Rockville
  • FLL 17458: BeestBots, Sandy Spring
  • FLL 17830: Brick Bros, Rockville
  • FLL 17839: Xtreme Teknowlogy, Potomac
  • FLL 18250: The Hitch Hackers, Potomac
  • FLL 18544: HOC Robotics Club, Silver Spring
  • FLL 18779: The Awesome Rocking Stars, Rockville
  • FLL 18934: Frostbots, Rockville
  • FLL 18944: SKS, North Potomac
  • FLL 19059: Wood Mustangs, Rockville
  • FLL 19265: St E’s, Potomac
  • FLL 19352: Burning Tree Elementary, Bethesda
  • FLL 19466: apparatus viveret, Germantown
  • FLL 19517: Westland Wildcats, Bethesda
  • FLL 19951: Not SQUAD, Rockville
  • FLL 19965: Trash Terminators, Potomac
  • FLL 20047: Westland Wildcats 2, Bethesda
  • FLL 20180: The Silver Spring Singularity, Silver Spring
  • FLL 20957: Roaring Robots, Rockville
  • FLL 20958: Trash Trekker United, Rockville
  • FLL 21839: The Lady Bots, Bethesda
  • FLL 22144: Ric3, Clarksburg

k-3rd grade – Jr FLL

  • Jr FLL 356: Lego Buds, Rockville
  • Jr FLL 837: Lego Monster, Boyds
  • Jr FLL 1013: Friendly Together Builders, Brookeville
  • Jr FLL 1354: 4-H RainBots, Gaithersburg
  • Jr FLL 3150: Awesome Lego Builders, Germantown
  • Jr FLL 3583: novus mentis, Rockville
  • Jr FLL 4082: TITANS, Rockville
  • Jr FLL 4338: LittleFallsLego, Bethesda
  • Jr FLL 4565: Green Lego Go Girls, Gaithersburg
  • Jr FLL 5144: Olney Elementary Dragons Team 1, Olney
  • Jr FLL 5423: Lego Boyds, Boyds
  • Jr FLL 5529: Olney Elementary Dragons Team 2, Olney
  • Jr FLL 5645: Team, Boyds

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