What is MRT?
We are the Missoula Robotics Team, FRC 3216, from Missoula, Montana. Our team was founded in 2009 by a local high school teacher. All members of the team in our rookie year were from Hellgate High School. Our team later expanded to include members from all three Missoula area public high schools (Sentinel, Hellgate, and Bigsky) and moved locations. The team is currently headquartered at Sentinel High School. Four years ago, the STEM center at Sentinel underwent an extensive renovation including significant upgrades to the computer science center and the industrial arts center. The STEM center also includes designated classrooms for auto shop, bike shop, computer science, engineering, woodshop, metals shop, and welding. We are the first FRC team in Montana, and we aspire to expand the impact of FIRST throughout our state. Our team’s mission is to spread awareness of FIRST and FRC throughout Montana and inspire other high schools to start their own teams. We have actually helped start up another FIRST team in Manhattan, Montana. We foster long lasting relationships and encourage the FIRST core values inside and outside of our team. In the past five years, we have organized our team, increased our membership, added to our sponsors list, and have been honored to win FIRST awards at each regional event that we have attended.