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Team 1706 is a robotics team from Wentzville, Missouri. We participate in FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competitions, which is a worldwide robotics organization that includes thousands of teams and hundreds of thousands of students. Our robotics program encourages innovation and fosters well-rounded life skills including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

The team was founded in 2005 with three students and one mentor and has now grown to 30+ students and 10 mentors for the 2022 season. The stats below show a few data points which highlight the amount of growth and experience our team has endured over the past 17 years.

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Dean Kamen

Someday, some kid in FIRST right now will cure Alzheimer's, or cancer or build an engine that doesn’t pollute. They're the future, and now we're part of it by helping them figure out what to do with their lives.

Dean Kamen FIRST Founder


The mission of FIRST® is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.


“To transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders.” Dean Kamen, Founder


Engage kids in kindergarten through high school in exciting, mentor-based, research and robotics programs that help them become science and technology leaders, as well as well-rounded contributors to society.

Dean Kamen

Gracious Professionalism means that we learn and compete like crazy, but treat one another with respect and kindness in the process.

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