North Cedar

First Tech Challenge


What is First Tech Challenge?

First Tech Challenge, or FTC is an event that challenges four teams to design, build, program, and operate robots to compete for points in certain tasks. The organization really focuses on STEM skills, and rewards those who have fresh new ideas, and value hard work.

Our club

Founded in 2009, after receiving a grant from Rockwell Collins, our team coach Vicki Hamdorf went hard to work and gathered many new members for the club. Since then, we have won a few different awards. We've had two assistant coaches over the two years, Ms. Musser and Mr. Dees. You also can't forget out mentor, Paul Fiegen who has helped out a lot over the years with building the robot and programming the robot.

Our Awards

  • 2012 - 2013 Solon Qualifier Winning Alliance
  • 2012 - 2013 North High Qualifier Motivate Award
  • 2011 - 2012 Quad City Regional Qualifier Motivate Award