The MDCA robotics teams help high school students build a better world for tomorrow by engaging them in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
As a participant in the FIRST Tech Challenge (“FTC”), our high-school students compete head to head using a sports model in a spirit of “gracious professionalism”.
Teams of up to 10 students are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete on a 12 X 12’ field in an Alliance format against other teams. Robots are built using a TETRIX® or MATRIX platforms that are reusable from year-to-year using a variety of languages. Teams, including Coaches, Mentors, and Volunteers, are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for the competition as well as community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments.