The mission of the Motor City Alliance is to inspire young people in Detroit, MI 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.
The Motor City Alliance (MCA) is a consortium of Michigan FIRST robotics teams and industry professionals. The central goal of MCA is to create a successful and sustainable FIRST ecosystem in Detroit. The MCA provides support for 100 elementary, middle, and high school FIRST robotics teams in the Detroit metropolitan area by hosting FIRST competitions, after school enrichment programs , and summer camps.
The Motor City Alliance has transformed our team! MCA has given my kiddos the encouragement to believe that they engineers, designers and marketers. We would not have been as successful this year if MCA did not exist. The team scrimmages has built their confidence and allowed our team to learn from their peers and to see their future selves as high schoolers, who are passionate about robotics and willing to give back to their community. MCA is the embodiment of Gracious Professionalism in both spirit and action.
We are here to support you!
The Motor City Alliance(MCA) is a consortium of Michigan FIRST robotics teams and industry professionals. The central goal of MCA is to create a successful and sustainable FIRST ecosystem in Detroit. Our desire is for this to become your “one-stop shop” for all things FIRST. We are passionate about team sustainability and helping you get the most out of your robotics experience.
The MCA will help teams to analyze each years robotics challenge and come up with an achievable and effective approach to creating a competitive robot.
The MCA will help teams to diagnose problems large and small. Our support center is setup to answer any type of question and we will work hard to diagnose and resolve any technical issue that comes up.
Software Engineering Help
Provide teams with help in programming their robots for teleoperation and autonomous modes. The MCA can provide support for both Java and Blocks programming.
Training and Events
The MCA will provide opportunities for Detroit Robotics teams to participate in training covering team management, design, construction, software development, and the competition itself.
Don’t work alone!
A key tenet of the Motor City Alliance is to foster communication between students, coaches, and local professionals. We have provided a wide variety of mechanisms for support and collaboration.