FIRST Tech Challenge

The Port Townsend STEM Club hosts two FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) teams in collaboration with Blue Heron Middle School. FTC is the third tier of competition in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) provided for 7th – 12th grade students.

The Olympic Dragon’s robot preparing to compete in the 2019-2020 season.
Photo Credit: Sophia Lukin

The Olympic Dragons #15117 was founded in 2018 as a team affiliated with the Port Townsend STEM Club. You can read about some of their accomplishments in these newspaper articles:

2019/2020 Olympic Dragons Team

Port Townsend Leader 2019 Article:,65264

Port Townsend Leader 2018 Article:,815

Taco Time is a rookie team affiliated with both the Port Townsend STEM Club and Blue Heron Middle School.

2019-2020 Team Taco Time with their mentor team the Olympic Dragons

To get involved with FTC as a mentor, student, sponsor, or to just get more information contact: Gabriella Ashford at!

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