FCA Foundation Grants "Power Up" 51 Michigan High School Robotic

FCA Foundation Grants "Power Up" 51 Michigan High School Robotics Teams

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Dragons, Vi-Borgs and Martians among teams to share $228,000

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Dec. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

  • The FCA Foundation awarded FIRST robotics programs more than $400,000 this year, including support for 2018 FIRST Championship - Detroit

Ahead of the (Jan. 6) kickoff of the 2018 FIRST Robotics season, the FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of North American automaker FCA US LLC, today announced more than $228,000 in grants to 51 Michigan-based FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) teams. The grants ($4,475 per team) will help offset the costs i.e. registration fees, parts and materials and team apparel associated with participating in the 2018 FIRST® POWER UP challenge. FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), is an international, K-12 not-for-profit organization founded to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology.

"We are proud to partner with an organization that is committed to inspiring the next generation of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professionals," said Phil Jansen, Head of Product Development, FCA – North America. "The experience that students gain through their participation in FIRST programs is invaluable in preparing them for STEM-based careers."

This year alone, the FCA Foundation has awarded more than $400,000 to student robotics programs, including grants for Michigan-based FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST LEGO League teams, First in Michigan and 2018 FIRST Championship - Detroit (April 25-28).

Additionally, more than 80 FCA US employees will guide FRC teams through the competition season as volunteer team mentors and coaches.

The FCA Foundation awarded grants to the following Michigan FRC teams:

 

School(s)

Team No.

Team Name

Almont High School

4961

Shock and Awe-sum

Avondale High School (Auburn Hills)

3538

RoboJackets

Bedford Robotics Association, Inc. (Temperance)

3542

S.P.E.E.D.

Berkley High School & Hazel Park & Shrine Catholic High School

247

Da Bears

Birmingham Seaholm & Birmingham Groves High Schools

2960

Maple Machine

Bishop Foley Catholic High School (Madison Heights)

910

Foley Freeze

Bloomfield Hills High School

2834

Bionic Black Hawks

Brandon High School (Ortonville) & Holly High School

68

Truck Town Thunder

Canton, Plymouth, and Salem High Schools

862

Lighting Robotics

Capac Community Schools

2604

Metal and Soul

Cardinal Mooney Catholic (Marine City)

4779

RoboSapeins

Carman-Ainsworth High School (Flint)

314

The Megatron Oracles

Central High School (Grand Rapids)

904

D Cubed

Clarkston High School

27

Team RUSH

Detroit Catholic Central High School (Novi)

5907

CC Shambots

Dundee High School

4395

Dundee Vi-Borgs

Fenton High School

5114

Titanium Tigers

Ferndale High School

1025

IMPIS

Genesee Robotics Area Youth Team (Fenton)

1322

GRAYT Leviathons

Goodrich High School

*70 / 494

More Martians / Martians

Grand Blanc High School

2337

EngiNERDs

Gross Ile High School

5498

Wired Devils

Imlay City High School

5048

Spartronics

International Academy East (Troy)

4384

Benzene Bots

Jalen Rose Leadership Academy (Detroit)

5619

Jaguars

Lake Orion High School

302

Dragons

Lapeer County Ed-Tech

3535

Galaktech Invaders

Linden High School

3568

Robo Eagles

Livonia Public Schools

2832

The Livonia Warriors

Macomb Academy of Arts and Sciences (Armada)

1718

Fighting PI

Mercy High School (Farmington Hills)

1481

The Riveters

Northwestern, Southwestern and Mott Middle College High Schools (Flint)

322

Team F.I.R.E.

Notre Dame Preparatory (Pontiac)

33

Killer Bees

Oakland Tech Northeast (Pontiac)

1

Juggernauts

Our Lady of the Lakes (Waterford)

5053

Lakers

Oxford Community Schools

2137

TORC

Pontiac Academy for Excellence

6117

Team Eagle

Pontiac High School

51

Wings of Fire

Rochester Adams & Stoney Creek High Schools (Rochester Hills)

245

Adambots

Rochester High School

201

The Feds

Skyline High School (Ann Arbor)

3322

Eagle Imperium

South Lake High School (St. Clair Shores)

5214

Cavbots

South Lyon Community Schools & South Lyon Robotics

3641

Flying Toasters

Southeastern High School of Technology (Detroit)

4851

JungleBots

St. Clair High School

5843

Flurb

Stevenson & Henry Ford II & Utica High Schools (Sterling Heights)

2851

Crevolution

Stoney Creek High School (Rochester Hills)

5436

CyberCats

Walled Lake Schools

308

The Monsters

Warren Consolidated Schools

818

Steel Armadillos

Waterford Kettering High School

3098

The Captains

*Teams will share a single grant.

About the FCA Foundation
The FCA Foundation is the charitable arm of North American automaker FCA US LLC, a member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. The FCA Foundation invests in U.S. charitable organizations and initiatives that help empower people, build strong, resilient communities and generate meaningful and measurable societal impacts. In support of these objectives, the FCA Foundation focuses on the following foundational pillars: youth development, education, support for veterans and their families, and community service.

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