FIRST Robotics Team #6545

Winners of the 2017 Rookie All-Star Award in Midland, MI

Ranked 165 out of 451 teams in the state of Michigan

Ended up in 17th place out of 40 teams at our competitions

  

The FIRST Robotics Competition combines the excitement of a varsity sport with hands-on training in science and technology to help high school students discover a rewarding career in engineering or technology.

Remote-controlled robots, piloted by students and cheered on by screaming fans, go head-to-head in short games on the floor of a sports arena, battling it out to earn points during a two-minute round.

FIRST robotics is made possible through the use of start-up grants and school funds. The program’s purpose is to foster a partnership between local industry and public schools, while providing students with opportunities to explore engineering and technological careers. Through FIRST robotics students learn programming, fabrication, strategy, problem solving, team building, and communication skills. Visit the FIRST website for more information. www.usfirst.org/ftc

Our building season was from January 7 to February 21. We competed this year in Gaylord, Michigan from March 16 to March 18. Out of 40 teams we were ranked 17th.  We also competed in Midland, Michigan from March 23 to March 25 and were also ranked 17th out of 39 teams. While at the Midland event, we received the All Star Rookie Award. This prestigious award, "celebrates the rookie team exemplifying a young but strong partnership effort, as well as implementing the mission of FIRST to inspire students to learn more about science and technology." We are extremely proud with the sucess we had had in our first year with FRC robotics!