About


We are FIRST Tech Challenge Team #18603

We are part of the USC Robotics Club in Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania

Meet our team

Our team’s list of builders, programmers, and coaches.

Students

Ishaan Sharma

Senior, Build Team

Jai Daniel

Senior, Build Team

Harsh Mali

Senior, Build Team

Darcy Vilkner

Senior, Software Team

Sid Nambiar

Junior, Build Team

Will Whitman

Junior, Build Team

Josh Beitler

Sophomore, Software Team

Matt Beitler

Sophomore, Software Team

Rohan Inampudi

Sophomore, Build & Software Team

Future Team Member

Freshman, Team

Future Team Member

Freshman, Team

Future Team Member

Freshman, Team

Coaches

Navin Parmar

Head Coach

Rajesh Inampudi

Mentor

Rich Beitler

Mentor

Sarah Beitler

Mentor

Alumni

Mahir Parmar

Alumni 2024

Susan Liu

Alumni 2024

Vraj Shah

Alumni 2024

The cool thing about FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) is…all skill levels are welcomed and needed, technical or non-technical. Student and adult team members are encouraged to bring any skills they already have, like coding, electronics, metalworking, graphic design, web creation, public speaking, videography, and more. Adult coaches guide students as they gain skills and confidence in a supportive, inclusive environment.

Each team works together to design, build, and program a robot by exploring advanced engineering concepts, brainstorming innovative ideas, and developing career-ready practices. Participants have access to over $80 million in scholarships to colleges, universities, and technical programs.

USC Robotics Club

Our Robotics team is part of the USC Robotics Club. USC Robotics Club is an extracurricular activity rooted at Upper St Clair High School in Pittsburgh, PA that has expanded throughout the Upper St Clair School District to bring STEAM enrichment opportunities K-12.  The mission of this club is to use the avenue of robotics to give students practical applications of problem-solving, engineering, programming, entrepreneurship, teamwork, and so much more.  This club is a true collaboration between students, parents, faculty, community members, and local businesses.  

Competitive Robotics Initiatives

  • Four FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Teams at Upper St Clair High School.  (35+ students)
     
  • Six FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Challenge Teams for our middle school students at Boyce and Fort Couch.  (30+ students)

Non-Competitive Robotics Initiatives​

  • USC High School after-school, non-competitive robotics club exploring robotics through various kits and experiences.  (20+ students)
     
  • Fort Couch after school, a non-competitive robotics club exploring robotics with LEGO SPIKE Prime Sets.  (40+ students)
     
  • Boyce after school, a non-competitive robotics club exploring robotics with BirdBrain Technologies Hummingbird Kits.  (80 students)