The FIRST Michigan robotics state championship took place at Saginaw Valley State University on Saturday, April 15, and Consumers Energy sponsored its efforts.
The competition brings together students interested in STEM-based careers–those with interests in science, technology, engineering and math. A total of 160 teams will be competing in Saginaw for the opportunity to advance to the world competition, set to be held in St. Louis, Missouri later this month.
Whirlpool Corporation is a long-time supporter of FIRST Robotics. From sponsoring local teams to championing our employees to volunteer as coaches or mentors to providing equipment and matching grants, we are pleased to encourage young people to pursue interests in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM.)
By Theresa Hennesy, Senior Vice President, Group Technical Advisor at Comcast Cable
This year marks my first time attending the FIRST® Robotics Competition Championship, and the experience left me optimistic and excited about the future – not only of technology – but also for the next generation of innovators.
Competition fosters students’ life-long engagement in STEM
Reston, VA, April 28, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Eleven high school teams sponsored by Bechtel are competing in the 2016 FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) World Championship in St. Louis, April 27-30. They are among more than 550 teams from around the world that qualified to compete in this event, considered the preeminent celebration of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
This weekend, mentors from Booz Allen Hamilton will support 11 teams of high school students from Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia as they compete alongside 47 other teams in the inaugural FIRST® Chesapeake District Championship, to be held at the University of Maryland’s XFINITY Center. Teams will showcase their hard work after an intense six weeks of designing and building an original robot, and compete for bids to the FIRST Championship to be held April 27- 30 at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, MO.
By Bob Dabundo, Director, Engineering Operations at Comcast Cable
March Madness may be starting this week, but basketball players aren’t the only competitors with their eyes on the big championship. Around the country, high school teams are now testing their wits in the annual clash of robots that gives science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) students a chance to put their learning into practice.
This weekend, mentors from Booz Allen Hamilton will support three teams of San Antonio high school students as they compete alongside more than 200 other groups - comprising up to 5,000 students - in the FIRST® Robotics Alamo Super Regional Competition, to be held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Teams will showcase their hard work after an intense six weeks of designing and building an original robot, and compete for bids to the FIRST® Championship to be held April 27th- 30th at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, MO.
Innovation is the fuel of the 21st century – and Arrow Electronic’s future. At Arrow, we believe innovation must not only be encouraged, but also taught. Our program begins in K-12 schools with organizations that support promising innovators and encourage competition, often involving technology.