Community Outreach

Building Community & Coalitions

No team exists in isolation. The more people who know about FIRST increase the number of others we can draw on for leadership and expertise. Increasing community engagement also lets others know what we do and increase the number of students seeking STEM opportunities like FIRST. The Firebears are always looking for ways to show the community what Robotics is all about.

Near-Peer Mentoring

Minnesota Invitational

The Minnesota Robotics Invitational (MRI) is an off-season FIRST Robotics Competition event, hosted in Roseville, MN. We have a real FIRST field, real FIRST electronics and a trained FTA to run the competition.

The mission of MRI is to host an enjoyable, high quality, and well-organized FIRST Robotics Competition event, bringing together teams from across the Minnesota FIRST community.