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The team, with robot number “649,” plays a qualification match at St. Ignatius during the San Francisco Regional. 

MSET Robotics team of 49 students scrambles to build a robot for their first regional, with an ambitious schedule

Alec Guan and Beverly Xu May 21, 2024

The night before April 13, when the MSET FRC team’s robot was due to be shipped off to World Championships in Houston, numerous students and mentors watched the robot drive across the library’s full-length...

At the end of a qualification match, the team’s robot balances on the charge station.

MSET robotics team faces tough competition in SF and falls short of qualifying for worlds

Beverly Xu April 1, 2023

MSET Robotics team was eliminated in the third round of playoffs by just one point at the San Francisco Regional held from March 16-19, falling short of qualifying for their goal of the world competition....

At the second mandatory meeting of the year, new junior safety lead Richard Chung introduces organization plans for the semester, along with other student leads and staff advisor Jennifer Lee.

Despite success through the years, MSET  Robotics team strives to upgrade its training

Alec Guan and Beverly Xu September 27, 2023

Every year, the school’s FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team — MSET Fish — is flooded with many more applications than it has open positions.  Its popularity might be because it has qualified...

SWENext club meets in order to discuss future opportunities for females with an interest in STEM

MSET’s FTC team 6165 Cuttlefish integrates SWENext program as part of Robotics Club

Nidhi Mathihalli March 31, 2022

As sophomore Naomi Hsieh left the robotics room on a late Tuesday night, she said bye to all of her team members. However, looking back at the members, she realized that all of the team members in the...

The MSET Fish proudly hold their victory banner outside of Seaside High School in Monterey, California after winning the Regional Impact Award on March 31.

Robotics team qualifies to World Championships three years in a row

Saachi Jain April 23, 2024

“Through schools of fish, this team makes ripples of impact turn into waves of change. Congratulations to team number 649, the MSET Fish!” Screams of joy erupted from the 35 members of the SHS...

FRC team members work on manufacturing elements on the game field.

Robotics teams ramp up activities for the spring

Florence Hu and Ruiyan Zhu January 25, 2024

As the second semester opens, robotics teams have started or resumed activities for this spring season. Multiple programs are each at different points in their respective seasons: VEX and FTC teams have...

Members of MSET Cuttlefish clean out pumpkin remains from underneath the sledgehammer.

Seeking to help environment, Robotics hosts 2nd pumpkin smashing event 

Florence Hu November 8, 2023

“Three, two, one!” A machine’s 3-foot metal rod suddenly thrust six sharp blades into the pumpkin, crushing it to pieces. Slowly, the end of the piston rose back to its original position, dangling...

(clockwise from top left): The VEX, FTC and FRC robots all differ in size and complexity, though all compete in similar match styles, with alliances of robots against each other.

A look at the nuts and bolts of the robotics teams

Saachi Jain November 6, 2023

With almost 140 students participating in the school’s two robotics programs, robotics has become one of the most popular activities on campus. The two organizations — the Mechanical Science and Engineering...

 Senior outreach lead Ameya Saund’s painting for the fundraising event’s art auction shows multiple hands to highlight how collective action can accomplish much more than a sole actor.

FRC Robotics team helps bring education to underprivileged girls in rural India

Alec Guan and Beverly Xu October 14, 2023

The Mechanical Science and Engineering Team’s (MSET) First Robotics Competition (FRC) team sent three student representatives — senior outreach lead Ameya Saund and juniors Sameera Kapur and Beverly...

Team 6165 MSET CuttleFish gathers to discuss their ideas for possible game strategies.

Robotics teams grow — and gear up — for new season 

Florence Hu and Ruiyan Zhu October 14, 2023

On Sept. 9, members of over 50 local middle and high school robotics teams crowded closely together on the rows of bleachers at Newark Memorial High School, quietly speculating about the possible explanations...

After their final match at the World Championship, the team gathers around their robot to take a team photo.

MSET Fish perform beyond expectations at Regional and World Championships

Beverly Xu May 8, 2023

On April 19, 27 of 47 students from the school’s FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team, 649 MSET Fish, boarded a plane to Houston to attend their second FIRST World Championship in a row — capping...

Playing on the same alliance during one of their matches, the MSET Cuttlefish and Bettafish race to stack blue cones on poles stationed around the field.

Veteran robotics team qualifies to Worlds after regional tournament

Saachi Jain and Martin Xu March 20, 2023

After months of preparation, two of the school’s FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) teams qualified and competed at the FTC Northern California Regional Championship over the weekend of March 4 at Kathleen...

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