FRC Team 766 is a high school robotics team based out of Menlo-Atherton High School in Atherton, California. Team 766 is committed to providing a cost-free opportunity for students in our community to explore interests in mechanical engineering, computer programming, product design, and project management.
Each year, the team participates in the international FIRST Robotics Competition, in which teams from across the world work to build a fully functional, 120-pound robot in 6 weeks to meet the year's challenge. Along the way, students gain out-of-the classroom experience in everything from machining to marketing, and forge new friendships based on intellectual curiosity, teamwork, and camaraderie.
Although the goal during the competition season is to build a world-class robot from scratch under a significant time crunch, the ambitions of the M-A Robotics team go far beyond excellence on the playing field. Team 766 strives to be a pioneer in promoting diversity in STEM by creating an atmosphere where anyone can contribute -- and learn -- in whatever discipline they choose. The M-A Robotics Team strives to maintain a 50-50 gender balance in an otherwise male-dominated activity. A robust network of mentors provides the positive environment necessary for the extraordinary young members of the team to develop the necessary skills to become leaders in the Bay Area and beyond.