Hi I'm Maddie,
I’m now the team Captain. I’m as excited this year as I was two years ago, with a new group of girls to inspire, a new robot to build, a new competition to conquer. But the biggest challenge I’ve set is to help girls get interested in engineering. Believing that middle school is the best time to capture interest in robotics, I reached out to my middle school afterschool program director. Together, we applied for a grant from the Youth Empowerment Fund to start a First Lego League robotics team. At our first meeting, 8 middle school girls attended. So far, I’ve taught the students everything from the design process of building a robot to coding on electronic Arduino boards. I’m excited that the Missfits can inspire girls to pursue their engineering dreams
FIRST Robotics Competition Team 6418: The Missfits is an all-female robotics team based in San Francisco, California. The team is open to all girls attending high school in the SF Bay Area.
Our goal is to introduce female youth to engineering and technology.
Our mission is simple: to inspire girls around our city to discover that they can do and be whatever they want!