FTC 10868 - Roboteer Cadets

In December of 2011, a call went out from the principal of Lutheran High School, St. Charles, for all students and parents interested in Robotics to start what would become FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Team 4329. After a successful first FRC season, a vision was created to introduce robotics to the lower schools that feed up to Lutheran High School, and the cornerstone of STEM2U Youth Programs was laid, while FRC 4329 Roboteers continued to grow.

Next in the implementation of the vision came the Mobile STEM Camp, bringing Lego EV3 robotics into the classrooms of the lower schools and seeding multiple FIRST Lego League teams for 4th-6th graders.

Starting in fall of 2016, the next piece of the vision will be implemented for 7th-8th graders, starting FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Team 10868, the Roboteer Cadets.


What: Information Meeting at Lutheran High School - Parents and Students welcome to learn more and get questions answered


When: Thursday, September 1 at 6pm


Where: 5100 Mexico Road, St. Peters, MO 63376
Who (Students)?

7th and 8th grade students in Lutheran Schools that feed up to Lutheran High School of Saint Charles County can apply for invitations to the Cadets.

Interested students need to apply online (see below)

Can't decide whether or not to apply? Click above to download more information to help you decide whether or not to apply.
Have questions that need to be answered before deciding? Send an email to us with your questions. Be sure to include your name.
Interested students need to complete the online application for consideration.
Who (Mentors)? Adults Mentors from the 4329 Roboteers will provide leadership of the Roboteer Cadet program, but any adult with the passion to teach and guide students is invited to join as a Mentor. We need additional mentors with many types of skills:
  • Organizational skills - In addition to the technical side of building a robot, the Cadets will also need to organize as a team to prepare for competitions.
  • Public Relations - Students will need to learn how to build relationships with other teams and communicate well with adults
  • Mechanical Design and Assembly - Students will design and build a robot to achive challenges.
  • Programming and Control Systems - Students will to design a control system with sensors, programming the robot to perform
What is the Roboteer Cadet Team?

The Roboteer Cadets will form a FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Team to design and build a robot to complete in the 2016-17 FTC Challenge.

Click here for more information on FTC
When (Build Season)?

Cadets will meet from September 2016 through at least December 2016 twice a week, designing and building a robot, and partipating in Saint Louis area Meets and Qualifiers

When (Extended Season)? If the team progresses through local competitions, the season coudl extend through spring 2017 as the team progresses in competitions until April 2017 at Worlds
Where (Workshops)?

Cadets will meet for workshops at Lutheran High School of St. Charles County.

5100 Mexico Road, St. Peters, MO 63376
Where (Meets and Qualifers)?

Cadets will participate in Meets and Qualifiers in the Saint Louis area.

FIRST Saint Louis - FTC
How much?

We have been blessed with a number of sources of funds to pay for the first year operation of the Cadets. The only costs expected for students will be out-of-pocket expenses to attend events (e.g., food and travel)