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2014-04-21 12:21:55

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- The Chrysler Foundation to provide more than $20,000 in booster funds to help teams power up for FIRST Robotics Championship in St. Louis, Mo. -- The Chrysler Foundation's 2014 commitment to FIRST Robotics increases to $229,000 The Chrysler Foundation will award more than $20,000 in booster funding to 12 Michigan high school robotics teams that are heading to the 2014 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of...

2014-04-07 08:37:22

Company Continues to Support Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education RESTON, Va., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos [NYSE: LDOS], a national security, health and engineering solutions company, is continuing its longstanding commitment with FIRST(®) (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) in support of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education. Leidos is funding more than 120 teams, 38 of which are FIRST(®) Robotics...

High School Robotics Teams Head To World Championships
2014-03-26 14:47:56

Stephanie L. Smith, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Soaring strains of the American and Chilean national anthems kicked off the 2014 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition Los Angeles Regional Qualifier. Cheers from students of both nations erupted during the event's closing ceremonies, when it was revealed they would move on in competition. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., sponsored 10 teams from Southern California...

2014-01-22 23:28:31

Any FIRST team in the United States can apply for a grant from Intertech Foundation. St. Paul, Minnesota (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 Organizations sponsoring high school FIRST ® Robotics Competition (FRC) ® teams are invited to apply for grants from the Intertech Foundation for help in defraying team costs. Intertech Foundation was created in late 2003 to provide financial support to families with terminally ill children. Intertech Foundation recently expanded its giving scope to...

2014-01-15 23:26:41

Sixclear, an Austin-based technology company, increases free access to LabVIEW learning resources for FRC participants and mentors. Austin, TX (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 Sixclear, an Austin-based technology company, increases free access to LabVIEW learning resources for FRC participants and mentors. For 22 years, the FIRST Robotics Competition has been an effective tool in getting middle and high school students worldwide interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)...

2013-12-12 23:22:10

League Championship to Be Held at Grandville Robotics & Engineering Center on Saturday, December 14th Grandville, MI (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 The West Michigan VEX Robotics League will cap its 2013 season with the League Championship this Saturday, December 14th, at Grandville Public School’s Robotics & Engineering Center. The West Michigan VEX Robotics League, in its second year, is one of the first leagues in the country to successfully build inter-school robotics competition...

2013-08-18 23:03:30

Grandville announces mentoring program to help Michigan public schools build successful robotics programs Grandville, MI (PRWEB) August 17, 2013 The Grandville High School RoboDawgs announced a mentoring program today designed to support Michigan high schools that want to apply for a state grant to support a new or existing FIRST Robotics team. The FY2013 State School Aid Act, section 99h appropriated $3,000,000 for the 2013-14 school year for competitive grants to districts that provide...

2013-06-29 23:04:09

High school robotics team sends three high altitude balloons into the upper atmosphere. Grandville, Michigan (PRWEB) June 29, 2013 The Grandville High School RoboDawgs are among the best-known high school robotics teams in the country. For years they have competed all over North America, and along the way they have given out thousands of DawgTags to fans. These brightly-colored metal dog tags come in many colors and styles, with new styles introduced each year. DawgTags have been seen...


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