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We have an incredible opportunity to start a FIRST Robotics  team at Oakridge with a grant from the state. FIRST is an acronym, “For Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology”.  Here’s why it’s so important:

  • Seniors on FIRST Robotics teams have access to over $81 MILLION in dedicated FIRST scholarships.
  • Universities and companies view students with FIRST robotics on their applications as front-runners for admission and internships.
  • FIRST students work alongside industry experts in engineering, coding, business, and skilled trades to build their robots in what amounts to an internship
  • Over 500 Michigan high school teams are already participating, we should too!
  • The FIRST World Championship is coming to Detroit for the next three years!

We must act now! The grant closes November 6.

We are in need of parents to serve as coaches and technical mentors for the teams. No prior knowledge is required. FIRST will train you. Plus, there is a vast network of FIRST teams right in our area ready and willing to lend their support.

Coaches and mentors would be needed for the following teams

  • Grade Levels K-3 (FIRST LEGO League, Jr)
  • Grade Levels 4-5 (FIRST LEGO League)
  • Grade Levels 6-8 (FIRST Tech Challenge)
  • Grade Levels 9-12 (FIRST Robotics Competition)

If you are interested in learning more, please reach out to building principals for the grade level you are interested in helping start this program.

OLE 788-7600, OUE 788-7500, OMS 788-7400 & OHS 788-7300.

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