Midlands STEMbotics is the robotics club and competition robotics team(s) for Midlands STEM Charter School in Winnsboro, SC. We were founded as a school robotics club during the 2019-2020 school year, and started as a FIRST Tech Challenge competition team in 2020-2021 as Team #18308, Team RocketForge. The 2023-2024 school year introduced us to our newest team the Mecha Mavericks, #24048.
STEMbotics welcomes MSI students from 4th-12th grade, and our competition teams typically start at 7th grade. All students are welcome, no matter their experience level. The mission of FIRST® is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.