San Francisco's first and only girls robotics team!
The Missfits are an all-female community robotics team based in San Francisco. We aim to take on a male dominated field, and show girls how fun and rewarding engineering can be.
Our student-led, mentor based team introduces female youth to engineering and technology. Only 24% of STEM careers are filled by women, and we want to help increase that percentage.
Our team designs the robot, builds it, and competes in regional and national FRC Robotics competitions. Along the way, we learn engineering skills such as CAD, electronic design, machining, programming, and project management. We want to ensure all team members are given the chance to learn while also having a blast! Team members come from a wide range of San Francisco Bay Area public and private high schools.
Outside of competitions, we focus on introducing youth in San Francisco to STEM. Early exposure allows interest to be nurtured through middle school, preparing students for more advanced high school activities.
We also want to help make our community a better place by giving opportunities to those who may lack them. Through our robot demonstrations and hands-on workshops in underserved communities, we aim for that "WOW" moment where a 12-year old girl discovers that science and engineering is her passion too!