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

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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.

The Chrysler Foundation Energizes 2014 FIRST Robotics Season with Nearly a Quarter-Million Dollars in Grants

Grants will help students to ready robots for run at FIRST Robotics Championship
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January 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The Chrysler Foundation today announced grants totaling $229,000 to support FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics teams and organizations in Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ontario, Canada. The grants will enable more than 1,000 middle and high school students to discover the rewards of science and technology as they compete in the annual international robotics competition.

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The Chrysler Foundation Hosts Nearly 300 Students at FIRST Robotics Appreciation Day
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Red, white and blue discs took flight as hundreds of high school and middle school students invaded Chrysler Group LLC's Auburn Hills (Mich.) headquarters to show off the robots they created and competed with at the 2013 FIRST Robotics Competition Championship

Not Transformers or Terminators, These Robots Help Students Build a Future

The Ultimate Sport for the Mind, 2013 FIRST Robotics Competition Championship
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With team names like “Killer Bees,” Bionic Barons” and “More Martians,”  a dedicated following of high school-aged “techies” happily sacrifice hundreds of hours of their spare time to conceive, design and build some very sophisticated robots and their futures.

Read more about these extraordinary students and their robots in a Chrysler Group LLC blog by Betty Carrier Newman.

 

 

FIRST Robotics; Season's End

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After 6 simultaneously stressful and fantastic weeks of robot building, the students at LaSalle Community Comprehensive High School, their Vigilant Global mentors and their pet robot Sonic Howl made off for their first competition in Oshawa (Ontario) for the weekend of March 9th. Despite several last minute mishaps and adjustments, the team made it to semi-finals, and the competition for them ended on a good note. Encouraged by their successful performances, the team was prepared and positive that they would do very well in the competition of the Montreal region.

FIRST Robotics: Week 2 on the Way to Greatness

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Yesterday marked the beginning of the second week of the FIRST Robotics build period, set in motion by the launch event that occurred on Saturday January 5th. That morning,  NASA announced the nature of this year’s FIRST challenge to the thousands of kids waiting on tip toes for the competition to begin.

The Chrysler Foundation Powers Up 2013 FIRST Robotics Season

Alabama, Arizona, Indiana, Michigan and Ontario, Canada Teams Awarded $181,000 in Start Up Funds
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January 4, 2012 /3BL Media/ - As the 2013 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics season starts on Jan. 5, The Chrysler Foundation awarded grants totaling $147,000 to 25 elementary, middle and high school teams in Alabama, Arizona, Indiana, Michigan and Ontario, Canada. The grants will help the teams offset costs associated with items such as registration fees, parts and materials and team apparel.

The First Step On The Road To FIRST Robotics

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Last Friday was the first meeting between Vigilant and the students of LCCHS (LaSalle Community Comprehensive High School), who will be participating in the FIRST competition of this year, 2012-2013.

The Chrysler Foundation Pumps Up Support to Michigan High Schools, Grants Additional $40,000 to FIRST Robotics Competition Championship Finalists

Nine Michigan high school robotics teams to receive funding boost as they make a final drive to the hoop at the 2012 Rebound Rumble
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The Chrysler Foundation, a founding sponsor of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, announced $40,000 in additional grants to nine Michigan-based FIRST teams that qualified to compete against teams from around the world at the 2012 FIRST Robotics Competition Championship (April 25-28) in St. Louis, Missouri.

Press Release

The Chrysler Foundation, a founding sponsor of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, announced $40,000 in additional grants to nine Michigan-based FIRST teams that qualified to compete against teams from around the world at the 2012 FIRST Robotics Competition Championship (April 25-28) in St. Louis, Missouri.

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