The Founding

The Millbrook GearCats, FRC (First Robotics Competition) Team 6500, was established in 2016 at Millbrook High School as an offshoot of the school’s Mad Scientists Club in order to promote knowledge of emerging technologies and provide a forum for students with STEM skills which were not being stimulated by the curriculum.

Coming out of COVID

As with many teams, we were hit hard by COVID. The shutdown caused us to lose a lot of knowledge and experience that was normally passed down from older to younger members. However, we rebounded very well from this, having our best year so far. Once we were able to meet again we had a team of 35 people, with a third of the team being female. We were the number 1 seed at our event at ECU in 2022, the first time we had ever been an alliance captain.