Outreach

Missfits Mission Home

Our efforts to spread the FIRST message have travelled around the world. Through Missfits Mission Home, our international pilot program, members visiting countries around the world present the message of FIRST through our custom presentation in that country’s native language. Missfits Mission Home was launched in the summer of 2018, when one of our members flew to Japan to present to middle and high school students about FIRST. There, the founder of MeetsVision, an institution that advocates the spread of hands-on STEM-based learning, saw our demo and invited us to present the same week in front of top high school students and tech companies around Japan during one of their workshops. Japan currently only has 3 FRC teams, and we aim to increase this number while continuing to branch out to the rest of the world. We plan to continue our efforts of spreading the FIRST message around the globe.

Events

2020

San Francisco Regional (SUSPENDED)

Date: TBD
Location: St. Ignatius College Preparatory (2001 37th Avenue, San Francisco, CA)

Silicon Valley Regional (SUSPENDED)

Date: TBD
Location: Event Center @ SJSU (270 South 7th Street, San Jose, CA)

2019

San Francisco Regional

Date: March 15 to March 17
Location: St. Ignatius College Preparatory (2001 37th Avenue, San Francisco, CA)

Silicon Valley Regional

Date: March 29 to March 31
Location: Event Center @ SJSU (270 South 7th Street, San Jose, CA)

Houston Championships

Date: April 18 to April 20
Location: George R. Brown Convention Center (1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX)

CalGames

Date: October 4 to October 6
Location: Woodside High School (199 Churchill Avenue, Woodside, CA)

2018

Francis Scott Key Maker Faire

Date: March 4
Location: Francis Scott Key Elementary School (1530 43rd Avenue, San Francisco, CA)

San Francisco Regional

Date: March 16 to March 18
Location: St. Ignatius College Preparatory (2001 37th Avenue, San Francisco, CA)

Silicon Valley Regional

Date: March 29 to April 31
Location: Event Center @ SJSU (270 South 7th Street, San Jose, CA)

Sunset Spring Mercantile

Date: April 21
Location: SF County Fair Building (1199 9th Avenue, San Francisco, CA)
Description: Join us on Saturday at the SF County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park for a fun-filled day! ​We will demo our robot Athena and offer kids' activities. Come meet our team and learn more about FIRST, joining our team or starting a robotics team.

"The Future" of AI – Kids Day

Date: April 22
Location: InterContinental San Francisco (888 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA)
Description: MIT Club's K12 STEM outreach event will feature 20 of the most interactive technologies of intelligent machines for the youngest generation—the upcoming game-changers of the AI field. The club will open up the halls to under-privileged kids in the Bay Area who ordinarily do not have access to these sorts of events. We will showcase our robot for a hands-on, interactive, and an exploratory demonstration.

Maker Faire Bay Area

Date: May 18 to May 21
Location: San Mateo County Event Center (1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo, CA)

CalGames

Date: October 5 to October 6
Location: Woodside High School (199 Churchill Avenue, Woodside, CA)

2017

San Francisco Regional

Date: March 17 to March 19
Location: St. Ignatius College Preparatory (2001 37th Avenue, San Francisco, CA)

Silicon Valley Regional

Date: March 30 to April 1
Location: Event Center @ SJSU (270 South 7th Street, San Jose, CA)

Houston Championships

Date: April 20 to April 22
Location: George R. Brown Convention Center (1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX)

Inner Sunset Sundays

Date: September 10
Location: Irving Street (9th-10th Avenue)
Description: Join us for Inner Sunset Sunday's Flea Market, "Lets Play!" 10am-4pm on Irving St between 9th-10th Avenues. We will demo the robot and offer children's activities!

Chezy Champs

Date: September 16 to September 17
Location: Bellarmine College Preparatory (960 W Hedding Street, San Jose, CA)

Missfits in the News

First all-girls robotics team from San Francisco pioneers the Robotics World Championship

6/10/2017

San Francisco’s first all-girls robotics team, led by a Lowell senior, met teams from as far as China and Mexico in the world championships in Houston, Texas in April.

"It’s not everyday that you get to see people from around the world and come together to compete with amazing innovations," said senior Anya Jensen, this year’s leader of The Missfits, the only robotics team from San Francisco to qualify for the annual FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics championship... Continue reading

All-girl Missfits robotics team qualifies for World Championship in Houston

4/7/2017

Move over fellas, some young women in San Francisco are making waves in a field dominated by men — robotics. They haven't been at it long, but they're already being noticed.

For the last several weeks, a team of engineers, coders and builders has been assembling Robot 6418. They are the Missfits, an all-girl team from five high schools across San Francisco. They had a strong performance at a critical Silicon Valley robotics competition earlier this month... Continue reading

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

2/5/2017

The team gathered around the field as all the eyes in the room followed the movement of the 90-inch autonomous robot. It had retrieved the boulders, breached through opponent’s defenses and now arrived in front of the 7 ft tower. Everyone held their breath as the robot angled its best shot toward the castle. Behind the shields of the drive station, senior Anya Jensen was immersed in maneuvering the controls and speedily analyzing the team’s strategies. As the boulder flew through the target window, the light strips illuminating the castle immediately darkened, signalling the team’s victory... Continue reading

Freshman, juniors join citywide robotics team

1/7/2017

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," robotics advisor Chris Person-Rennell said. "Convent does not have its own team, mostly because there is a huge financial obligation of about 15 to 20 thousand dollars."... Continue reading