The Memphis Middle School Mindstorm Competition began in 2014 as an outreach event to promote STEM engagement. The format was simple—provide a Mindstorm EV3 kit, a competition format, and a STEM mentor. The results were overwhelming. What started with a group of 3 teams grew to 50 teams, 250 students, and over 60 mentors/volunteers for the 2017 event. The competition is continuing to grow into 2018 with more teams, more students and more volunteers!