About Us


Hi! My name is Ariya and I'm a proud member of the FM493RS. I'm a freshman and I've been a part of the team for 4 years now, and each year only gets better than the last! I joined as I saw that being part of FIRST and their leagues give so many people the chance to experience STEM, and learn everything about it hands-on. Also, through these programs, I was able to influence many more people, just like me! So far, the most enjoyable moment, has been going to the tournaments and meeting new people. The competitive, yet friendly, mood rushes through the air, and it is so much fun!


Hi, I'm Hari and I have been doing robotics for 6 years, and have always enjoyed it. I always have enjoyed Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science, so going into FIRST was a great choice. Over my FIRST experience, I have developed proficiency in Java, CAD, Mechanical Engineering, Control Systems, and the Engineering Design Process, and I look forward to learning more. One of my favorite things about FIRST is that it provides a platform for outreach, where knowledge gained through experience can be passed on to stimulate interest in STEM.


My name is Shreya , and I am 13 years old. This is my 6th year of doing robotics, and I have had a lot of fun in that time! I chose to join robotics because I thought it would be fun, and it has been, but aside from that, I found out that I really enjoyed doing it! FIRST gave me so many wonderful experiences, and taught me so much, not just about robotics, but also about people and teamwork. My favorite part of FIRST is going to competitions, competing, meeting new people, and having so much fun!


I'm Kesavan and I have been in robotics since 2015, when I participated in the FLL Trash Trek, and am now currently in FTC. I chose to join robotics because it was a way to combine learning with fun, and to be able to compete with friends and win awards. My most memorable moment was the time that we won the Champion's award in the local FLL QT because it was a time that showed the accomplishments that the team made, to come out with a good result.


Hi, my name is Rishabh and I am in 9th grade. I have been doing FLL for 2 years and FTC for 1 year. I joined robotics because I loved working with my hands and I loved STEM, and robotics was a combination of both. This most enjoyable parts of robotics are always the competitions because there is so much energy and spirt.


Hi, I'm Michael and I'm currently a freshman at Folsom High. I've been doing robotics for 5 years. I joined the FM493RS because I was really interested in designing and building, as well as 3-D computer designing as well. I really enjoy working with my teammates and competing in the robotics qualifying tournaments.


My name is Lavanya, and this is my second year doing FTC. I have always been fascinated by robotics, because of how it incorporates creativity, logical thinking, and teamwork. My favorite moment was when we first got the robot to move around, and pick up a block. I am very proud of our team!

Our Coaches

Coach Srikanth

Coach Srikanth has been coaching FM493RS FLL and FTC teams for the last 6 years. He is passionate about building high performance competition robots. He nurtures a team culture of role modeling Core Values. Coach Srikanth conducts robotics camps for elementary and middle school kids.

Coach Viji

Coach Viji has been coaching FM493Rs FTC for the last 2 years, and has also been the Team Manager. Coach Viji specializes in algorithms and Coding as well as Project research and implementation