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About FRC Team 5030, The second Mouse

FIRST® (For Inspiration Recognition of Science and Technology) is a program created by Dean Kamen, and MIT professor, Woodie Flowers. They created FIRST as a way to inspire kids to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. FIRST consists of four subgroups: FLL Jr.®, FLL®, FTC®, FRC®.

FIRST Lego League Junior (FLL Junior): is a non-competitive robotics program designed for children ages six to nine. FLL Jr.® teams conduct much smaller projects and make models out of Lego elements to illustrate one part of the topic.

FIRST Lego League (FLL): is an international competition for elementary and middle school students. Each year a new challenge is announced that focuses on a different real-world topic related to the sciences.

FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC): is a robotics competition targeted toward middle and high school-aged students.

FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC): is an international high school robotics competition. Our team competes on the FRC division of FIRST in which the game is announced at the beginning of January every year and students only have 6 weeks to design, build, wire, program, and test a robot.

Our Team

We are Team 5030, the Second Mouse, a FIRST® Robotics Team from Utica, New York. The team welcomes any local high school student from the area and works out of SUNY Polytechnic Institute. Established in 2014, the team was the only FRC® team within a 35-mile radius and represented 6 different school districts. Our first season the team earned a spot at the World Championship by receiving the Rookie All-Star Award. In 2016, we won our first regional in New York City which punched our ticket back to the World Championship. Two years later, we added to our accomplishments with a win at our first home regional, which is known as the Central New York Regional. Four weeks later, the team won the Buckeye Regional, in Cleveland, Ohio. Those regional wins allowed us to go back to the world championship for the team's third appearance. 

Our Mission: To promote STEM education for K-12 students while remaining active in the community, prioritizing the growing field of engineering.

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Our 2018 Challenge

2018 FIRST Robotics Competition "Power Up"

On January 7th, 2018, the new season of FRC's challenge was uploaded. This began the six-week limit of time to plan, design, build, and program our robot.

2018 FIRST Robotics Competition "Power Up"

On January 7th, 2018, this year's FRC Challenge "Power Up" was released. This began the six-week limit to design, build, and program our robot.

The 2018 Challenge "Power Up" is finally here! Watch the reveal video for the challenge!



2016 - Stronghold

2015 - Recycle Rush

2014 - Aerial Assist

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Our team is a non-profit, sponsorship based organization that is heavily reliant on the local business support that allows us to exchange abilities and resources with our community, local schools, and the businesses that sponsor us. Allowing our students to reach their full academic potential while simultaneously doing something they love is one of the many benefits of assisting our team. Whether that assistance is providing mentors, donating materials, or offering financial support to us, every contribution counts towards our ultimate goal of creating a healthy, hands-on educational environment for our students. For more information on sponsoring our team, you can email a team mentor at the link under "Contact Us", or click the "Become A Sponsor" button below.

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