About MORE Robotics
MORE Robotics was founded in 2005 with the goal to offer the FIRST experience to students who would not otherwise have the opportunity. We are a community team made up of students from many area schools. Our original sponsor was Thomas More High school, who welcomed our plans and saw it as a compliment to their Project Lead the Way Curriculum. In 2005, we started a FIRST VEX team to participate in the Wisconsin pilot program, and went on to Atlanta where we competed in the official VEX kick-off tournament.
We registered for FRC and became team number #1714. In the fall of 2005, we founded the Milwaukee VEX League. Our objectives were to offer a training opportunity leading up to the FRC season, and to give teams that didn't have the resources for an FRC team to have a place to compete. Our Milwaukee VEX League and tournament expanded to become the Midwest VEX League. It led to similar programs in other communities which we also help to facilitate.
We work as a team year-round as our focus goes well beyond the building of robots. We have established a tradition of promoting FIRST and an awareness of the need for young people to have opportunities for educational activities in science, technology, engineering and math. We have developed a partnership with Discovery World to promote robotics education. We also feel that it is important to give back to the community, and we have participated in several service projects.
Mentoring is another priority for us. We started a FIRST LEGO team in 2006 that was coached and mentored by our team members. Since then, we have coached many FLL teams of our own and mentored several others, including teams from the Girl Scouts, Milwaukee Public Schools, and Boy’s and Girl’s Clubs. We also mentor other FRC and VEX teams.
As we enter our tenth FRC season, we look forward to new challenges, new accomplishments, and new opportunities to fulfill our mission to give young people exposure to and an appreciation for the study of science, technology, engineering, and math. We do this in a motivating and relevant way to build knowledge, self confidence, leadership, and life skills through participation in the FIRST robotics programs.