Our first FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) team, RoboLancers Gold 5320, was established in 2011 and all of our new team members are sorted into this team or RoboLancers Crimson 6676. This team is currently led by all females, meaning that 50% of our FTC team leaders are female. RoboLancers Gold recently competed at the Pennsylvania FTC Championship.
RoboLancers Crimson 6676 is our second FTC team, which was established in 2012. Like RoboLancers Gold, this team takes a 2-week long boot camp teaching them various skills pertaining to the work that they will be doing on the team. All of our FTC teams build there robots independently of each other and compete against each other just as any other teams would.
Our third FTC team, RoboLancers Cobalt 16941, formerly Wrench Toast, was renamed in 2021, though established in 2019, and was changed from a team of more experienced students in order to provide a third FTC team to our new recruits this year. As we come back from virtual school, and robotics, we have many new members ready to partake in our in-person programs. This spike in new members means we are running a third FTC team for our new recruits.