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Churchville Robotics / Infinite Voltage FRC Team #7770
Jamieson DuRette
Alex DuRette
Granger Maher
1003 Wakely Cir Bel Air, MD 21014 US
for registration, robot construction, community outreach and STEM programs
FIRST Robotics,
Urbana High School FRC Robotics/CryptoHawks 8726
Joshua Holmes / Richard Gu
Richard Gu (business captain)
Aidan Shranatan
Varun Malarvasan
Tarun Malarvasan
Yidi Zhao
Abhinav Inavolu
Brandon Tran
Liam Timpane
Luke Tan
Emily Wang
Abhay Adatrao
Richard Gu
Shayon Biswas
Amogh Kashyap
Nick Valerio
Geethika Kondabathini
Ethan Pallipamula
Rohil Cheepala
Bhargav Sristy
Manas Sharma
Saaket Potluri
Pranav Sristy
Alexander Bokelman
Rayn Taskeen
Aarman Jamiluddin
Anirudh Manivannan
Alejandra Sierra
Nathan Gu
Nolan scholz
Ishan Anand
Anusha Pahar
Shawn Chen
Farhad Bagirov
Nancy Palo
Dimitri Kolmakov
Aditi Senthilkumar
Chae Eun Lee
Nainitha Chalamalasetty
Pranav Konaraddi
Deethya Bomma
James Cooper Dockery
Karthik Muthukkumar
Praneel Pandit
Andrew Chen
Gabriel Helmen
Sena Ameko
Miles Malone
Tristan Seena Godard
Dinesh Ganesan
Mateo Michael Berry
Rohit Chintala
Ishan Anand
Joel Prabakaran
Taylor Liang
Tran My Ngo
Fatou B Sosseh
Methmi Patabendi
Jack Dukes
Joshua Rothery
Zachary Mason Barry
Miles Malone
Benjamin Nie
Maihua Ai
3471 Campus Drive Ijamsville, MD 21754 US
This grant will be used to help support the purchase of robot equipment for Cryptohawks Team
8726. We are currently in need of approximately $4000 worth of robotics materials and
supplies. This includes laptops for the programmers on the team since there has been growth
on the team compared to the number of students last year. The money would also go towards
the purchase of needed motors and motor controllers.
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC)
Bovine Intervention Booster Organization/Bovine Intervention FIRST FRC Team 686
Administrator: Robert Miller / Project Leader: John Murtagh
13 students and 8 mentors (adult/student alumni).
7004 Club House Circle New Market, MD 21774 US
Grant funds will be used to support the robotics program supplies and FIRST/offseason robotics competition registrations fees.
Robo-Lions/FRC Team 2199
Rose M Young
Mary Kuczajda, Charles Burometto, Brian Duva, Michael Vadder, Maya Potter
1797 Natures Way Woodbine Woodbine, MD 21797 US
We will continue to develop and share equipment for adaptive sports in our local school system. We have completed a robot that allows students with limited mobility to golf, an we have partnered with a local golf course for an upcoming demonstration. We plan to continue to build and share more devices to expand on our adpative sports program.
Power Hawks Robotics 1111
Jay Putcha
- Will Walker (CEO)
- Edison Chen (COO)
- Zane Witek (BD)
- Sean Chih (BSL)
- Jay Putcha (Awards Writer)
- 20 other members
201 Central Ave E Edgewater, MD 21037 US
- Financial support for creating a potential FRC team in Annapolis
- Supplies for robotics build season
- Financial support in outreach endeavors at local libraries and local schools
First Robotics Competition (FRC)
Team 1727 REX
Nerissa Wong
FIRST Robotics Team 1727 REX is entirely student-based and student-led. Because FIRST Robotics is a multidisciplinary endeavor, our students are divided amongst different sub-teams: mechanical, electrical, programming, manufacturing, business, and outreach. Our leadership team and members are listed below:
Nerissa Wong - President
Logan Tao - Vice President
Matthew Ayd - Mechanical Lead
Ian Gorman - Electrical Lead
George Feibusch - Programming Lead
Akash Paranilam - Manufacturing Lead
Davy Ling - Business Lead
Dvij Raicha - Backroom Manager
Justin Jeong - Safety Captain
Shreya Srinivasan - Social Media Manager

General Members:
Bhargav Srinivasan
Filip Maksimovic
Kevin Jiang
Hugh DeBrabander
Soma Hebbar
Hunter Weller
Jacob Hauptman
Cristian Hernandez
Luke Tao
Brendan Lee
Aidan Zhang
Matthew Bellamy
Akshaya Madhusudana
Connor Wolfgang Spekis
Pratyush Khatri
Grant San Mateo
Oscar Varela
Reed Jackson
Anthony Hennawi
Dhruv Savaliya
Hugo Garcia
Ryan Lin
Jelexiz Ezzo
Johann Ayala
Yehna Kim
Maizie Anderson
Aaron Ren
Aaron Chen
255 E. Padonia Rd Timonium, MD 21093 US
A grant from MSBR for $2,500 would cover a substantial portion of our team's $13,000 registration costs for the 2022 - 2023 season. These expenditures include veteran team registration ($6,000) and additional event fees: both the regional and Chesapeake District Championship ($7,000). Any remaining funds would go toward purchasing robot materials, tools, and storage. Having just moved into a new backroom, new storage units would be a great asset to our team's organization and productivity.
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology
The Irrational Engineers/ Team FRC6239
Karol Ferebee
Ava Dupree, Isaiah Alston, Jordan Ferebee
14810 Arabian Lane Bowie, MD 20715 US
1. Reducing/eliminating membership fees for robotic team members to increase access to our robotics program for underserved communities
2. Purchasing equipment, materials, and tools to create a functional robot for the 2023 FIRST robotics competition season.
3. Hosting community outreach events with the direct mission of increasing recruitment and exposure to the world of robotics in underserved communities.
STEAM Rising Incorporated
Air Tigers 8197
Michael Orcutt
Officers/Team Leads:
Sangeeth Mathew
Mohammedou Dieng
Temitope-Olubunmi Thomas
Danny Castano
Shree Ruttala
Geby Jaff
Diego Umana-Garcia
Kelvin Alvarado
9880 Good Luck Road Lanham, MD 20706 US
This grant will be used to purchase equipment and materials needed for the 2023 FRC robot.
Mentors Advancing STEAM Education and Research (MASER)
Team 4099: The Falcons
Hannah Chen
Eckart Schneider, Joseph Mathew, Aran Jaiman
17501 W Willard Rd Poolesville, MD 20837 US
The grant will be used to promote STEM education in the local community by offering students real-world engineering experiences through competitions, teaching them crucial programming and build skills with summer camps, and providing them invaluable technical guidance through VEX team mentoring.
Future Innovative Rising Engineers (FIRE) STEM
Milton Davis
Sanetra Bailey
Julian Alford
Robin Houston
10000 river walk terr upper marlboro, MD 20774 US
The grant will be used to cover administrative costs, supplies, STEM equipment, workshop costs, and competition fees. In particular, FIRE has started two new programs for students primarily in Maryland, DC, and Virginia but open to students across the county. The first is called the FIRE Rocketry Team which introduces students to rocket design, simulation, and manufacturing. The second is called METSE (medical technology and software engineering). This is a virtual class to inspire minorities to join the medical field and use software engineering as their key tool. Finally, students participate in Vex robotics, Rock-On, Ten80, Try-Math-A-lon, MathCounts, GLEE (Great Lunar Explorer for Everyone) payload launch to the moon, and professional development.
NSBE Greenbelt Space Chapter Professionals
Churchville Robotics / Infinite Voltage #7770
Jamieson DuRette
Patrick Witte
Alex DuRette
Josh Clasing
Peter Donarum
Nathan Connelly
Granger Maher
1003 Wakely Cir Bel Air, MD 21014 US
Purchase new parts, pay for registration for District Championship, help offset costs for student registration for disadvantaged youth members
FIRST Robotics (FRC)
Women in Engineering Program, University of Maryland/ Get Outside and Learn (GOAL) Engineering Kits
Jen Bishop
Vince Nguyen
Paige Smith
4298 Campus Drive 1131 Glenn L. Martin Hall College Park, MD 20742 US
The GOAL Engineering Kits offer hands-on experiences and design challenge events to engage middle and high school students in learning about engineering. The purpose is to increase interest in STEM particularly for historically underrepresented and first-generation students by providing equitable access to STEM content and information + exposure to educational pathways. Partnering with teachers and administrators, University of Maryland undergraduates design, test, manufacture, and implement the GOAL program. GOAL empowers our undergraduates to connect with their communities and engage with social challenges.
The grant will be used to expand the GOAL Engineering Kit Program to additional K-12 schools in Maryland by providing funding for development and manufacturing of the kits as well as supporting costs for on-campus culminating events to connect K-12 students to higher education. This year 2,250 GOAL kits have been disseminated to students in Montgomery and Prince George’s County public schools.
University of Maryland, Women in Engineering Program
Glenelg High School/ Robotiators Team 888
Raymond Gerstner
The grant support would help to pay fees for competitions, travel costs, outreach activities, and robotics supplies.
FIRST Robotics
National Inventors Hall of Fame
Wendy Merkert
600 Dulany Street Alexandria, VA 22314 US
Support from MSBR will be used to underwrite participation costs for under-resourced children in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Local parents, children and education partners have expressed a strong desire for Camp Invention to be hosted during summer 2023. The community is eager to provide students with STEM-based enrichment aligned with state and national standards while also combatting learning loss.

Funding will:

* Impact 15 or more economically-disadvantaged children whose families lack the financial resources to pay the registration fee;
* Provide bridge programming for school readiness for students impacted by COVID-19;
* Engage children in a STEM-based program that develops creative and inventive thinking; and
* Provide professional development for local teachers.

Camp Invention is a week-long summer enrichment program with curricula focused on developing creativity, inventive thinking and problem-solving skills through hands-on STEM content. As children are immersed in Camp Invention’s rich storylines and inquiry-based challenges, they have countless opportunities to develop 21st Century competency skills (e.g., communication, collaboration, critical thinking). This experience prepares the next generation of the workforce for success from an early age as they develop skills to positively contribute to their communities.

The 2023 CI curriculum, Wonder, will be implemented in Grayson and Hardin Counties. The program was piloted and tested in 2022 for national implementation in summer 2023. The program’s four modules – Catching Air™, Invention Celebration™, Pop-Up Venture™, and MimicBot™ – will guide children as they explore hands-on applications of physics, biology, engineering, entrepreneurship and the arts. In Wonder, participants will also practice teamwork, communication and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) skills as they work together to bring their ideas to life.
Department of STEM Education Consortium; United States Patent and Trademark Office
Centennial Robotics Inc.
Rayan Elias
Justin Yu
Justin Zhou
Advait Gunja
Jonathan Jayaputra
Rebecca Donovan
Christopher Ward
Owen Davies
Cal Stewart
Hannah Zhou
Arif Vempalle
Max Balakirsky
Joel Chemmanur
Tate Hancock
Jesse Zong
Jonathan Wu
Rayan Elias
Bill Wang
Enoch Li
Emil Jiang
Kelsey Lo
Allen Yang
Sunny Yuan
Daud Idrees
James Li
Alina Liu
Zhouyu Yang
Jacob Zhang
Martin Meister
Raiyan Zaman
Rishit Chauhan
3899 White Rose Way Ellicott City, MD 21042 US
The grant money will be used to purchase parts for competition, fund outreach opportunities, and fund competition fees.
FIRST Tech Challenge
FRC Team 5830 LIFE Engineering
Max Pugh
Brooke Steele, Eva Cate Pugh, Gabriel Randall, Harrison Sudano, Noemi Mercado, Drinian Snow, Timothy Blackmon, Ronan Nagel
9004 Harness Way Bowie, MD 20715 US
To purchase parts for robot building; purchase additional aluminum trussing for STEM outreach events; registration fees and purchasing of STEM activities for BowieFEST; subscription cost to continue virtual sessions with team members
FIRST Robotics
FRC Team 4638 Jagbots
Michael Ames
Students/presenter: Taian Chen, Vivian Wu, Husaina Bhinderwala, Rhys Manoj, Nathan Li
Mentor: Michael Folkendt
Northwest High School 13501 Richter Farm Road Germantown, MD 20874 US
Pay for registration. 4 Motors for the new swerve drive system. We need 4 additional Falcon 500 motors to complete our swerve drivetrain. We welcome all students, regardless of which school they attend. Every year, there are a couple of students who have difficulties paying team fees. We always use our funds to help those students participate.
First Robotics
The Blair Robot Project (FRC Team 449)
President: Sean Li, Teacher Sponsor: Dr. John Davis
Upper Leadership (4 members):
President: Sean Li, Vice President of Finances: Maggie Zhang, Vice President of Communications: Shivani Nanda, Vice President of Technology: Elizabeth Chu
87 other members serve as members and Subteam/Design Leaders on the Mechanics, Programming, Electronics, and Business subteams.
51 University Blvd E Silver Spring, MD 20901 US
Every year, The Blair Robot Project builds a robot to participate in the FIRST Robotics Competition. Our team consists of 91 student members that attend Montgomery Blair High School and participate on the Business, Electronics, Programming, and Mechanics subteams. This year we would like the Maryland Space Business Rountable's support in providing the adequate funds necessary to build an innovative robot, participate in competitions, and support our various outreach programs. Our team meets 2-3 times a week to develop a robot that is able to compete in our offseason (Bunnybots) and regular FRC build season. Renting the room we use for our meetings costs $5,000 annually but we hope your support will help us cover the cost of reserving the space where we discuss ideas for robot design and construct well-engineered and competitive robots. Building our robot, we need to also purchase parts and tools to improve the efficiency of our robot and answer to the challenges presented in our competitions. Holding our Bunnybots offseason event and paying for our District competitions also is a serious expenditure for our team around $14,000. Lastly, an essential portion of Team 449 is the outreach program, where we set up STEM Fairs for elementary school students and teach classes in programming (classes in Java, Python, and Scratch for students of all ages) throughout our community. We hope MSBR will be able to support us in building our robot, preparing for competitions, and supporting our initiatives for the 2022-2023 school year.
Montgomery Blair High School Magnet Foundation
River Hill Science Olympiad
Jessica Li
Eddie He, Wonjae Suh, Saketh Sundar, Kayoung Kwon, Athena Devashish, Rahul Goyal (Officer team only). Regular members are estimated to be around 40-60 people.
12101 Clarksville Pike Clarksville, MD 21029 US
The grant will be used to fund the club's activities and participation in invitational science olympiad competitions. Most of the money will go towards transportation costs so that all members can attend the invitationals.
Science Olympiad
NARHAMS model rocket club
Alex Mankevich
4023 Forest Valley Road Baltimore, MD 21234 US
Funding will be used by NARHAMS to provide trophies and prizes to the winning contestants of the 2023 Apollo Contest to be held at the NASA Goddard Visitor Center in July 2023. Funding is used to operate the launch range during the contest, as well as to assist NARHAMS in keeping its launch range equipment functional so it can be used throughout the year to support the model rocket launches of youth groups and schools.
Rockville Science Day, Wood Acres Space Night, Pax River Naval Air Museum STEAM Day
SilverSat Limited
Dave Copeland
Zoe Edwards
Aubrey Forsgren
9409 PIN OAK DR Silver Spring, MD 20910 US
Support of materials needed to construct a NASA-approved CubeSat project.
SilverSat Limited
Patriots E-Sports League
Gloria Shivers/Justin Graves
5800 Martin Luther King, Jr. Hwy Capitol Heights, MD 20743 US
As we expand our E-Sports program, the grant will be used to purchase gaming laptops and consoles to be utilized in the video gaming tournaments.
Patriots Technology Training Center
Baltimore City Engineering Alliance
David Brelsford - President
David Brelsford - President
Nicholas Yates - Treasurer
John Bachman - secretary
100 Kane Street Baltimore, MD 21224 US
Funds raised by BCEA directly support STEM and Engineering classrooms in Baltimore City. This may include consumables and equipment, field trip, college visits and events.
Project Lead the Way Engineering
ERHS VEX Robotics
Karen Bogoski, Faculty Sponsor
28 team members making up 5 squads, building 5 robots.
7601 Hanover Pkwy Room 104 Greenbelt, MD 20770-2002 US
The grant monies received from MSBR will be used to purchase four sets of VEX pneumatics, new batteries, 2 new spare brains, and other components that need replacing or upgrading for this competition season. The funds will also be used to offset cost expenditures for the VEX qualifying tournament the team is hosting on Saturday, December 17th, and tournament fees for upcoming competitions.
12/10/2022 12:00 PM
VEX Robotics Competition
FRC Team 2537 Space RAIDers
Chris Baldwin
Team 2537 Membership is drawn from the student population at Atholton High School. At the start of this new season, we have approximately 60 interested students signed up for the team with approximately 20 of these returning students. The team struggled some with recruitment last season coming out of COVID. The current student team mix is: 37% female and 63.5% identifying as non-caucasian/non-white. The team has worked at increasing the diversity of our team members in the years prior to COVID.
6520 Freetown Rd Columbia, MD 21044 US
The grant will be used to purchase materials and components for the FIRST FRC competition robot. Construction of the robot will provide a crucial learning experience and help develop the skills needed for assembly lines. We are also interested in purchasing a new laptop for the software team that will be used during competitions. We need to purchase many different components to be used by the students to design construct and operate the FRC robot for the team, which will provide valuable STEM skills in their future careers in the engineering field.
01/09/2023 3:00 PM
FIRST FRC - 2537