Our Story


When Chantilly Robotics started in 2001, it was a small engineering project of only eight students. Today, Chantilly Robotics Team 612 is an organization that consistently has over 100 members each year who work year-round on numerous projects, ranging from consistently hosting FLL tournaments and camps in the Northern Virginia area to speaking to top defense manufacturing companies about the virtues of FIRST and STEM values on a national level.

Our annual summer camp at Brookfield Elementary, July 2021

Team 612 is more than just a robotics team. It is an organization dedicated to fostering the love of STEM in our youth. Team 612’s structure enables our members to gain valuable skills needed to build a strong robot that is capable of competing at the FRC World Championship in 2018 and rank first in the CHS District in 2019. Our strong foundations have allowed us to build a better and more involved community through outreach efforts to promote the values of FIRST and STEM.

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612 End-of-Season banquet, June 2019


Chantilly High Homecoming Parade, October 2021

In 2018, Team 612 created a mission statement to unify the team in direction and purpose:
We brighten the future for our leaders and student technologists within our team, school, and community through fun and engaging methods of learning and teaching while shining a light on the importance of STEAM.


Since then, Team 612 embodies the mission statement in how it approaches both members of the team and members of the community, aiming to ever brighten the future.

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Our Leadership and Structure

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Samuel Szeto

Chief Technical Officer

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Shreya Chandran

Chief Executive Officer

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Anshuman Mahabal

Chief Operations Officer

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Anagha Gummadivalli

Chief Financial Officer

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Havishka Wansapura

Chief Marketing Officer

Subteams and Captains



Designs Computer-Aided Design (CAD) models and fabricates them to create the physical structure of the robot.



Spreads the mission of Team 612 and FIRST values through engagement with Chantilly High School, sponsors, and our community.



Makes the electrical board for the robot and wires necessary components to make the robot move.



Writes all of the software that runs our robot using Java, artificial intelligence, and various sensors.

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Our Mission

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Our Mentors


Team 612's mentors are an integral part of the team as they take time out of their personal lives to give real-world expertise to high school students. As 612 is a large team, we would greatly appreciate the help of additional mentors. If you or anyone else you know can use your experience to create a supportive environment for and mentor high school students, please email