FRC Team 5871 - The Chickadees

Girl-founded FRC team sponsored by the Boise State College of Engineering. Inclusive team that is open to all genders, races, ethnicities, and abilities.

All members take an active role in team leadership, building the robot, and running the team. The Chickadees, FRC Team 5871, are a girl-founded FIRST Robotics team sponsored by the Boise State University College of Engineering. The Chickadees are an inclusive team that is open to all genders, races, ethnicities, and abilities. We aim to inspire future generations in STEM by ensuring that all membe

Operating as usual


“We’re always proud of you!”
Today has been a rough #Day2 of the #FRC #IdahoRegional, filled with electrical issues, but we are making the most of it! We are looking forward to making corrections and coming out strong tomorrow!
#FIRSTrobotics #womeninSTEM #omgrobotics #failforward


Thank you Chuck for this token of support. We appreciate your support at the Idaho Regional!!! #WomenInSTEM 03/28/2019

The Blue Alliance

Don't forget to follow us at the Idaho Regional this weekend. Watch webcasts and get team information, competition results, and more from the FIRST Robotics Competition.


Celebration after our last match of the day! You could say we were pretty excited! 😃


Yesterday was an incredible day of hard work which landed us at #5 of 59 teams! We could not be more excited and motivated to start Day 3 of this Sacramento Regional! Follow us live on the Blue Alliance link we shared yesterday 🎉 03/22/2019

2019 Sacramento Regional

Check out the Sacramento regional live stream to watch us compete live! Our remaining matches today are: 19, 27, 32, 41, and 51. We won match 3 so far this morning! Let’s keep that momentum going! 🎉 Videos and match results for the 2019 Sacramento Regional FIRST Robotics Competition in Davis, CA, USA.


It's time for practice matches! There's so much talent here, good luck to everyone competing!


It was a bittersweet moment for the team last night, bagging the robot. A lot of hard work and determination has gone into developing what it has become! We couldn’t be more excited to compete soon! 🎉
#FRC #bagandtag #womeninSTEM #FIRSTrobotics


We now have merch available! If you would like to donate to our fundraiser to help us raise money to attend the FIRST Sacramento Regional competition, place your order with a Chickadee member or mentor. Orders are due by 2/19. Thank you for your support!

Blue/Gray T-shirt: $15
Long sleeve with “Team 5871” down the right sleeve: $22
Hoodie with “Team 5871” down the right sleeve: $35
Denim button up with WHITE embroidered logo: $60


Working on the robot during the 2018 Idaho Regional Competition!


Celebrating Kick Off 2019!


Having fun with circuits. Thanks Mark and IEEE for the workshop!


Getting ready for STEM at the Fair. Stop by and say Hi!! 05/31/2018

Passionate Smart Girls are Enacting Change through FIRST — and the World is Watching

Check out this article about girls effecting change in their communities through FIRST! FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) motivates young people to pursue education and career opportunities in… 05/10/2018

GenCyber Student Camp - Department of Computer Science

Boise State's Computer Science Department is hosting free camps for high school students to learn more about cybersecurity. The first camp, held 7/9/18-7/13/18, is open specifically to girls. Application deadline is May 30, 2018. The GenCyber Student Camp at Boise State University is a free, full-day, one-week program that introduces high school students in Boise and nearby to cybersecurity first principles and the rapidly developing field of cybersecurity. Using hands-on activities, students will engage with applied cryptog...


Next year is going to be out of this world...

Announcing the 2019 FRC Game:



We're so proud of our Co-Captain Sofia!

If you know a student, teacher, or school leader who deserves to be recognized, send an email to [email protected].


Help out another Idaho team!

The TeraVik's Gizmo's FRC Robotics Team is going to the finals of one of the top STEM competitions in the country and we need your help to raise $15,000 in 16 days.
Donate NOW to their GoFundMe.


We've got spirit, Yes we do! We've got spirit, How about you?!?! 2018 Idaho Regional team spirit award!!


Getting ready for the Idaho Regional competition! #womeninengineering #boisestate


Congratulations to our Co-Captain Sofia Edgar!!!! She has been selected as 1 of 4 participants from across the country to the JASE program. She will be going to Antartica this winter! #womeninengineering #boisestate


Congratulations Kim!

Congratulations to the 6 - 2018 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Idaho Affiliate High School Student Winners honored Thursday night at the Computer Science Department at Boise State University! 3 were was also National Awardees! They hail from Lake City High School Borah High School Boise High School Timberline High School (Boise, Idaho) Centennial High School (Idaho) West Ada School District Ridgevue High School Idaho STEM Action Center National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT)


It's been great Utah!


FIRSTinspires9 - Twitch

Here are the links if you want to watch some of our matches during the Utah Regional

Utah Regional


Day 2 of the Utah Regional!


In the bag!! Utah here we come! #bagandtag #FIRSTRobotics #BoiseState #womeninengineering #thechickadees


Getting ready for bag and tag tonight!! #FIRSTRobotics #womeninengineering #BoiseState #team5871 #omgrobots #collegeofengineering #thechickadees


One big happy family! #TheChickadees#WeLoveFood


Saturdays are for the girls! 🤖❤🛠
#womeninscience #omgrobots #FIRSTrobotics #boisestate #womeninengineering #morethanrobots #robotsarecool #frc2018


STEM Matters Day at the Capitol!
#outreach #community #womeninscience #omgrobots #FIRSTrobotics #boisestate #womeninengineering #morethanrobots #robotsarecool #frc2018


Our new workspace is coming along nicely thanks to our sponsors and their generous donations! #Micron#Apex#SWE#PowerEngineers#CenteredConsulting#boisestate#womeninengineering


Game revealed, time to learn those rules and strategize! #FRCpowerup2018 #girlsinengineering #robotsareforgirls #boisestate #omgrobots

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“We’re always proud of you!”Today has been a rough #Day2 of the #FRC #IdahoRegional, filled with electrical issues, but ...
Celebration after our last match of the day! You could say we were pretty excited! 😃





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