Techies Robotics is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization located in Charlotte, North Carolina, consisting of multiple teams that compete in various FIRSTⓇ robotics programs. Our members range in age from elementary through high school.
Our mission is to develop the future generation of STEM leaders by inspiring young people to reach their full potential through a mentor-based robotics program with real-world, hands-on applications of design, engineering, technology, teamwork and leadership.
We firmly believe that this program will help develop problem-solving, creative thinking skills as well as build the characteristics of learning from failure, collaboration and perseverance.
Techies Robotics started as two FIRST Lego League Explore teams in 2017. Over the years, we continued to expand. In 2019, our FLL Challenge team, the Techies, won 2nd place championship award at the NC state championship. In 2020, our rookie FIRST Tech Challenge team moved to the state championship. In the same year, our young FLL Challenge team won 1st place Core Values Award at the State Championship. They also received a Global Innovation Award nomination, and were invited to the Virtual Open Invitational, to compete with 80 teams worldwide.
We abide by six core values: Discovery, Impact, Innovation, Inclusion, Teamwork, and Fun. We believe in the doctrine of Gracious Professionalism — promoting cooperative competition, and striving for success while building and helping our community.