Part Sport, Part Technology
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Our mission is to promote science, technology, and engineering in the community while providing students experiential learning opportunities to develop real-world skills they can use for the rest of their lives.


Engage in the scientific method to analyze and solve unique challenges and build a robot.


Learn CAD, programming, 3D animation, photo editing, and video production.


Apply mechanical and electrical engineering concepts to prototype and build a robot.


Leverage mathematical concepts and logical reasoning to develop creative real world solutions.

About Our Team

Through FIRST, students build STEM skills, build confidence, teamwork, public speaking skills, and make connections with professionals.
MetalCow Robotics is a hands-on robotics team for local high school teens.

MetalCow Robotics is a 4-H SPIN club that participates in FIRST Robotics competitions. But, it is much more than robotics; it is a small business where members learn digital media, advertising, web design, public speaking, business skills, and leadership.

The team is made up of students ages 13 to 18 from the McLean county area. We manage the business of the team and create robots from the ground up. Our members come from all walks of life which provides a great opportunity to learn how to work together on a common goal.

We have adult mentors from the community who dedicate their time to make a difference in our community.

  • College Enrollment

    89% of MetalCow students pursue careers in STEM fields

  • 4-H membership

    100% of our students are 4-H members

  • School representation

    We represent 8 of the 10 highschools in McLean county

  • Local sponsors

    100% of our sponsors are local

Our Robots

Each year MetalCow team members design, prototype, and build a working 120lb aluminum chassis robot to compete in FIRST Robotics Competition. The challenge for each year is unique, and therefore the robot for each year is unique.

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