Apply to NoMythic – 2023-24

We strive to create inclusive STEM communities to grow future generations of passionate problem solvers.

Are you interested in…

  • Marketing, Fundraising, and Managing a $60k/ year business
  • Building a 5 foot tall, 150 lb robot
  • Competing with teams from around the state and around the world
  • Meeting new people and building community within our team and the entire FIRST organization
  • Learning new skills
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Partnering with STEM professionals
  • Leadership opportunities

Or maybe you don’t know what you’re interested in yet. Come check out 2491 NoMythic! We are looking for enthusiastic and curious students who are ready to jump into a new world of robotics – previous experience is not required.

The team meets every Tuesday from 4:30-8:30 pm in the fall, then three times a week – Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30-8:30 pm, and Saturday from 10-4 pm – during the build season, which starts with Kickoff on the first Saturday in January. We also have assorted (usually optional) extra practices and events.


  1. Experience the Team Nights! Show up to our shop on one of the following dates to show interest in the team, and find out what area of robotics works best for you. (must attend at least one):
    • September 7: 4:30-8:30 pm, Great River School (1326 Energy Park Drive), dinner included
    • September 12: 4:30-8:30 pm, GRS, dinner included
    • September 14: 4:30-8:30 pm, GRS, dinner included
  2. Fill out Student Application: complete by midnight, September 17th
  3. Signup for one Conversation/Informal Interview on September 15th17th with Mentors via Zoom – signup early for more time slot options! Be sure to sign up for a student spot related to the sub-team you want to join.

Please mind the deadlines – they are firm.

Team Selection/Accepting Team Position

Watch your email on Sunday, September 24th to see if you have been offered a spot on the team.

Details on how to accept your position on the team coming soon.

Congratulations – at that point – you’re on the team!

Once On the Team

Once on the team, please:

  • Ask your parent(s) or guardian(s) (one required, additional welcome) to fill out the NoMythic Parent/Guardian Registration (link coming soon.)
    • Signup for the team with FIRST
    • Pay team fee ($250, sliding scale)
  • Come to practice on September 26th! (4:30-8:30 pm at GRS, dinner included)
  • Attend regular practices every Tuesday from 4:30-8:30 pm.


  • Link to 2491 NoMythic Parent Handout 2022 (PDF) coming soon
  • Team size: NoMythic is capped at 29 students primarily from 9-12th grade, with 8th graders admitted only by exception. We also have 15 full and part-time adult mentors as of August 2023.
    • Build: 12 students + 2 student captains
    • Programming: 5 students + 2 student captains
    • Business/Operations: 6 students + 1 student captain
    • 1 overall team captain

Updated 8/30/2023