Alpena- The Michigan Department of Education has awarded $2.5 million in local schools to continue growing FIRST Robotics teams.
Alpena High School’s FIRST Robotics teams were both on the list to receive grant money. Roughly $1,750 will go to each robotics team at AHS. Funds will be used to buy parts and pay for travel. The grant comes as Governor Rick Snyder continues to invest in robotics. Michigan leads the nation in FIRST Robotics teams, with over 500 throughout the state.
The FIRST World Championships for Robotics will take place at Ford Field and the Cobo Center in Detroit this year. Over 60,000 students and 700 teams from around the world will compete to win in Spring.