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The Missfits began in 2016 with the goal to spread STEM education to girls throughout San Francisco.

FIRST Robotics Competition Team 6418: The Missfits is an all-female robotics team based in San Francisco, California. We design and build a fully functioning robot and compete against other teams in FRC (FIRST Robotics Competitions), the "major league" of high school robotics. Our goal is to introduce female youth to engineering and technology. Globally, only 14% of engineers are  women, and we want to help increase that percentage. The team is open to all girls attending high school in the SF Bay Area.

Our mission is simple: to inspire girls around our city to discover that they can do and be whatever they want; the stars are the limit!


About FIRST: The mission of FIRST is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, 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. For more information, see www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc

missfits in the news

Check out the different news outlets that have featured the Missfits!

City’s first all-girls robotics team takes on a male-dominated field by Jocelyn Xie

Jensen was able to recruit 22 high school girls from around the city to join the team by posting on social media, sending out massive amounts of emails, passing flyers around in the neighborhoods, and giving presentations at schools. With no previous experience required, the team aims to “create an open environment for girls to learn,” according to Jensen......

Freshman, juniors join citywide robotics team by Cece Giarman

Four students recently began a six-week journey to prepare for and take part in the San Francisco Regional Robotics Competition, as part of a citywide girls-only team.

“Some of our students have joined an all-girls team in San Francisco,”.......