High School Robotics
The Chrysler Foundation, the charitable arm of Chrysler Group LLC, announced additional grants totaling nearly $30,000 to support 10 Michigan high school robotics teams, which qualified to compete for the 2013 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition Championship April 24-27 at Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Mo.
The deadline for high school robotics teams statewide to complete their unique creations for this year’s FIRST Robotics competition comes at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday. Then after a short break, the throng of thousands of Michigan’s future engineers, scientists, math experts and a new generation of a skilled work force will set out on a competition season with multiple tournaments taking place each weekend throughout the month of March and early April.
The teams are identified by number, in the order which they joined the competition. So you know any team that has just a two-digit number has been around a long time and is a real veteran. So it made sense that a three-team alliance made up entirely of teams with two-digit numbers won Michigan’s FIRST Robotics Championship Saturday at Eastern Michigan University’s Convocation Center.