The Army Ants are a FIRST Robotics Competition team from Columbia, Missouri. The team consists of 25 student members from the three local high schools, 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 FLL 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.