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Join the Missoula Robotics Team

New school year, new building! 

The Missoula Robotics Team (MRT) 3216 is now recruiting team members and mentors to join us for our 2023-24 FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) season. The team is open to any Missoula area high school student and no previous experience is required. We welcome new students at any time.

MRT meets every Monday from 4:30 to 7 pm in the new Missoula Robotics Building, 215 S 6th St. W (former MCPS administration building print shop). 

New and returning students, apply now

Help us design and build our robot and practice field for this year's competition. Develop hands-on skills in engineering, CAD, machining, programming, electronics, business, project management, marketing, graphic design, social media, photography, film, public speaking, grant writing, and more. Regardless of whether you have been on the team before, please fill out an application for the new season.

We also have information about becoming a mentor, if you are interested:

Practice Schedule

During the pre-season from September to December, the Missoula Robotics Team holds practice on Mondays from 4:30 to 7:00 pm. In the pre-season, our team is mainly focused on training, fundraising, and community service. 

Mondays - 4:30 to 7:00 pm

After FRC Kickoff the first Saturday in January, it's build season. In January and February, we design and build our robot and practice field for competitions to be held in March and April.  During these months we will have practices on Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Fridays - 4:30 to 9:00 pm

Saturdays - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Meetings are held in the Missoula Robotics Building, 215 S 6th St. W (former MCPS administration building print shop). 

See our Team Calendar for more information.

Learn More About FIRST and FRC

MRT 3216 is a part of a worldwide organization called FIRST. We participate in FIRST at the highest level, which is FRC or First Robotics Competition. Here are a couple of short videos to provide some background: