Farmington Schools robotics teams get a piece of $3M state funding

More than 30 Farmington Public Schools robotics teams received grants from the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) as part of an effort to better prepare Michiganders for the careers of today and the future.

Grants to 506 public and non-public schools will help build up more than 2,300 robotics programs statewide. By building robots for competitions, students learn applications of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM). The FIRST Robotics World Championships will return to Detroit in April.

Local school districts also may use the grant funds to participate in the VEX Robotics program and its Robotics Education and Competition (REC). Non-public schools may use their funds to participate in the Science Olympiad, as well.

Michigan has invested $12 million in FIRST teams since 2014.

Farmington Public Schools’ robotics teams received the following funding:

  • Amazing Astronauts – $200
  • Apollo 11 Creators – $100
  • Berserkerbots – $1,000
  • Bionic Astro Dragons – $450
  • Bionic Dragons – $1,000
  • Comet Crushers – $200
  • Dazzle Huskies – $100
  • Forest Team 1 – $100
  • Hackbots – $2,500
  • HackBytes – $2,500
  • Into Orbit Huskies 4 – $450
  • Luna Rovers – $100
  • Lunacorns – $100
  • Moon Masters – $100
  • Moon Riders – $100
  • Moon Rocks – $100
  • Moon Sharks – $100
  • Neptune Rocketeers – $100
  • Rocket Ralph Wrecks the Robot – $200
  • Space Invaders – $100
  • Space Surfers 600 – $100
  • STEAM Astronauts – $100
  • STEAM BOTS FTC – $2,500
  • Super Astronauts – $100
  • Team 16363 – $100
  • Team 4783 – $100
  • Team 5251 – $100
  • Team 5252 – $100
  • Team 5253 – $100
  • Team 5255 – $100
  • Team 5292 – $100
  • Team 5318 – $100
  • Team 8026 – $100

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