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Meet One of the Wizards Bringing Hogwarts to Hollywood


With the Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ scheduled to open at Universal Studios Hollywood on April 7, 2016, meet one of the members of NBCUniversal’s Creative Team bringing Hogwarts to life and learn how robotics sparked her interest in technology at an early age.  

Whirlpool Corp. & FIRST® Robotics – Investing in the Future

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Whirlpool Corporation is a proud sponsor of several FIRST® teams located in and around our corporate headquarters hometown of Benton Harbor and Saint Joseph, Michigan. More than just an exhilarating live competition, FIRST® lives up to its mission to build inspiration and recognition for science and technology in schools all over the world.

What Combines the Thrill of Sports and the Excitement of Science and Technology? FIRST Robotics

Toyota Awards Over $60,000 in Grants to Five FIRST Robotics Michigan Organizations
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YORK TOWNSHIP, MICH., April 13, 2015 /3BL Media/ – In a continuing effort to expand STEM education and inspire the next generation of great engineers, Toyota Technical Center (TTC), Toyota’s North American engineering, research and development headquarters, has announced five grants for FIRST Robotics activities in Michigan. The funding, more than $60,000 worth, will support in-school robotics programs as well as provide support for regional and state competitions.

Bloomberg Supports Teams at FIRST® ROBOTICS Competition


Bloomberg continues our commitment to inspiring the next generation as lead sponsor of the 2015 NYC Regional FIRST® Robotics Competition. The Javits Center roared with 66 international teams and their families including 13 talented Bloomberg-sponsored robotics teams and their mentors. Five Bloomberg teams made it through to the final round with one, the Griffins 1884 from London, coming out on top.

Whirlpool Corp. Helps Drive Robotics Education in Michigan

Support for FIRST Robotics accelerates across state

Michigan has been known as the home of Motown and the Motor City, but soon it might be known as the Robo-state.

That's "robo" for robots, like those that will be competing in FIRST Robotics competitions all over Michigan, including in St. Joseph March 20-21.

Vigilant Global and LCCHS' New Hopes for 2015 FIRST Robotics

Team #3985 head to FIRST Robotics with their best robot yet.

For the fourth year running, mentors from Montreal tech firm Vigilant Global have teamed up with students from LaSalle Community Comprehensive High School to build a competition-ready robot for Robotique FIRST Quebec.  

This year’s six week build period began on a high note, with students and mentors rising to the challenge by finalizing the concept for their robot during the first two weeks. To win the competition, their bot will need to be able to stack and place objects on the playing field and outpace the other teams doing the same. 

Arizona, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan FIRST Robotics Teams, Students Gear Up for Competition with $250,000 from The Chrysler Foundation

Latest round of grants will enable an estimated 1,100 students to participate in FIRST Robotics Competition and FIRST Tech Challenge programs

Since 1995, The Chrysler Foundation has awarded more than $2.3 million in grants to FIRST programs

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Since 1995, The Chrysler Foundation has awarded more than $2.3 million in grants to FIRST programs

Vigilant Global and LCCHS Sonic Howl Make it to Montreal Semi Final


The 2014 Montreal regional final was one of controversy, utter jubilation, and eventual heartbreak. Sonic Howl was among the best scoring bots in the competition and a force to be reckoned with thanks to a crafty team who both built and powered the bot to the semi-final round.


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