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General Information

Mission Statement:

To engage students in hands-on applications of STEM concepts, universal skills, and critical thinking through robotics while practicing FIRST® principles both in and out of the STEM community.

Welcome to robotics! The Mountlake Terrace High School Robotics Club (MTHSRC) facilitates, organizes, and participates in two different STEM competitions developed by international organizations, FIRST® and VEX. At Mountlake Terrace High School, we build robots to compete nationally, as well as support STEM education in our community. Students from Mountlake Terrace High School and others are encouraged to join VEX Robotics Competition as soon as the school year starts. Then, these students are given the choice to transition to building on a larger team with a larger, more complex robot through FIRST® Robotics Competition. In both programs, each student is taken into the world of STEM and given a place to learn, apply, and teach new skills.

FIRST® Robotics Competition

In January, the largest and most complex high school robotics competition begins. The FIRST® Robotics Competition is a six-week build season to design, build, a test a robot from scratch. Teams are given the bare necessities and a rule book then, left on their own to innovate a new solution to the challenge. FIRST® Robotics Competition typically contains a fair amount advanced fabrication, complex design, critical thinking, amazing creativity, and demanding competition. Kick-off, where we are introduced to the game, will be held on Saturday, January 6th, 2018 We have continued to grow as a team and would like your help as a student, mentor, or simply parent volunteer.

http://firstwa.org  | http://firstinspires.org
Advisors: Sean Finerty - Sean.M.Finerty@gmail.com & Crystal Edwards - roboticsmths@gmail.com
Preseason Meetings: Tuesday and Thursday, 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Build Season: Monday-Thursday, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Grades and More

In accordance with our bylaws, members must remain in good standing with regard to payment of fees, if any, and have a valid ASB card, as well as hold a grade of C- or above to travel or compete with any of our teams.

Parent Participation

Parents are more than welcome to join the fun. There are several ways parents can volunteer in our organization:

  • Mentor for our FRC team,
  • Help organize events such as the Annual Auction,
  • Volunteer to chaperone students to various events,
  • Take sponsorship packets to work and connect the club to potential sponsors,
  • And of course, support students by showing up to competitions and cheering for their teams!

To get involved, email any of the student officers, advisors, mentors, or go to first1778.org/contact-us/.

Communication

The club primarily communicates to its members through emails. Please make sure to sign up for emails from us, using a working email (students will already have their school emails signed up, but please also let us know the email that you will check most often). This is our way of letting both parents and students know of important dates, reminders, and other critical information about robotics.

You can contact us through our website at first1778.org/contact-us/ or email any of us.

Student Officers:
Spencer Socoloski, President - socolspe000@edmonds15.org
Morgan Kintz,  Vice President - morgankintz@gmail.com
Hillel Coates, Secretary - coatehil000@edmonds15.org

Advisors and Mentors:
Sean Finerty, Head Coach - Sean.M.Finerty@gmail.com
Crystal Edwards, Head Coach - roboticsmths@gmail.com