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MRI Roseville

By Simone V., October 10, 2016

The Minnesota Robotics Invitational is a FIRST robotics event, held during the off-season. The invitational hosts teams from all over Minnesota, and aims to provide an enjoyable, friendly competition for all.

The Green Machine plans to bring as many team members as possible to MRI this year, and would love to have rookies join in on the event. "MRI is a great way for rookies to get used to what competitions feel like, and to start to understand how everything works," said Brandon, the Green Machine's 2017 Safety Captain. "We want them to be able to get some practice working in an environment that simulates an actual competition. It will definitely prepare them for the season."

Green Machine Gears Up For Annual Team Retreat

By Simone V., October 3, 2016

A new school-year means welcoming new team members to FIRST Robotics teams, and The Green Machine is no exception. We find the best way to help new members feel welcome and veteran members to have a less-stressful chance to share their FIRST experiences is to get away from it all and simply have fun!

This will be our third year for an all-team retreat, including an overnight at a local hotel, to highlight what makes the FIRST program so outstanding: A strong bond between team members. The Green Machine's team retreat focuses on community-building activities and games, as well as safety training, presentations and information about FIRST.

Become a STEM Advocate!

By 1816 Web Staff, September 1, 2016

Wondering how to approach an elected official on a topic you're passionate about? Want to make your voice heard on Capitol Hill? Curious about the day in the life of a legislator?
Team 1816 - "The Green Machine" is hosting the first annual Minnesota Advocacy Conference on September 24, 2016. Topics and goals/outcomes of the event include: