The Army Ants are a FIRST Robotics Competition team from Columbia, Missouri. The team consists of 35 student members from 4 local high schools as well as homeschoolers, but any high-school student in Boone County is welcome to join.
Shortly before the 2016 season, the Army Ants left the school district and is now governed by the Columbia Educational Robotics Foundation (CERF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. CERF promotes robotics for kids of all ages and supports local FIRST Lego League teams.
Currently, the team resides on the University of Missouri campus, where there is access to better tools and a larger work space. The team is affiliated with 4-H as a Special Interest Group.