Mentors – Join us Virtually on January 18th at 7 pm

Back to Build has been an MRA tradition, featuring Famous Dave’s for dinner, time to catch up with robotics folks who know your pain, and a chance to hear from some ‘insiders’. We can’t host a dinner this season, but we are planning a gathering on Zoom to catch up and share insights.

We’ve invited referees, a judge advisor and FTA/CSAs to share their thoughts 10 days into the official build. We will have a facilitator for Q&A, and maybe some breakout sessions for chats.  

Bring your own food and beverage, and settle in with us.  
Sign up here to be placed on the list. Look for a meeting link a few days before.

Good news: This event is FREE

And all are welcome!  Our focus will be on FIRST Chesapeake District events, and our members have been generally from central Maryland.  Going virtual helps us welcome mentors from all over MD, DC and VA to this event.

Of course, we would love more MRA members willing to help put on the Battle O’ Baltimore, Education Day (Fall 2022) and Back to Build Dinners in future.  Look for ways to participate on our website.

For questions about this event, email

Another successful Back to Build event!

We had a full house at the 2019 Back to Build event which was graciously hosted by STEMACTION and the USRA.

Hopefully everyone gained some insight into this years game and is having a successful build.

Here are some notes from the presentations.
Remember, we’re all in this together so be sure to use the contact info from the notes and your mentor network if you need any help along the way.

Best of luck to all the teams!