June 23-24, 2018

with Bonus Friday STEM Event on June 22, 2018


Atholton High School

6520 Freetown Road

Columbia, Maryland 21044

Competitive FIRST Tech Challenge Teams

Take your best shot at Relic Recovery at the second annual Maryland Tech Invitational!

The inaugural MTI was an overwhelming success! Top teams from around the country came together for some of the best game play and highest scores of the Velocity Vortex season. We are looking forward to welcoming FTC teams to Maryland for another fantastic weekend of stellar competition.

The mission of the Maryland Tech Invitational (MTI) is to bring together FIRST Tech Challenge teams from the region, nation and around the world who have demonstrated excellence in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for a high quality competitive tournament. Invitations to the tournament will be earned through achievement in the FTC robot game during the season. The MTI is committed to supporting FTC teams continuation in the program. This is achieved by offering cash and in-kind awards to be used by teams in the following season.

Up to 36 FTC teams will compete on the Relic Recovery field at the MTI over two days. Judged technical awards will be given. The MTI’s Winning Alliance and Finalist Alliance will be given prizes directed to their teams’ school or non-profit to support their continued participation in the FIRST Tech Challenge program.

All FTC teams are welcome to apply. MTI invitations will be awarded based on the level reached by a team in the robot game during the 2017/2018 season. The level of achievement at a Super Regional Tournament will be given higher consideration than that at a State Championship. Achievements at a State Championship that required a qualifying event will be weighted heavier than that of a State Championship that did not.

It is the intent of the MTI that the robots competing are primarily student built and programmed. This is in keeping with the goals of FTC. See FTC Mentor Manual, page 17.

The registration fee for this two day tournament is $300.00.

The LAST DAY for applying is April 16, 2018. Here is the application.

MTI invitations will be sent beginning April 23, 2018. Registration fees must be paid by May 7th. Failure to meet the fee deadline may result in your team's spot being given to a team on the wait list.