Chrysler Cash for FIRST Robotics Teams
The car maker is about to make a major contribution to 15 Southeast Michigan FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Teams. Through the Chrysler Foundation, the car maker will give the team a total of $110,000 ($7,350 each), to be used by their members in the pursuit of their goals.
“The FIRST program brings the engineering and science fields directly to the students and is consistent with Chrysler’s legacy of innovation and technology,” said Scott G. Kunselman, Chrysler Foundation trustee. “We are proud to assist in educating Michigan’s next generation of bright and talented engineers which are vital to our industry’s future.”
And since handing someone a big pile of money doesn't necessarily mean they would know how to use it, Chrysler will be providing its support and counseling to the students involved in the project. 20 of the car makers employees will be named mentors and competition coordinators for the 15 teams (listed below).
- Andover High School, Bloomfield Hills
- Bishop Foley Catholic High School, Madison Heights
- Capac High School, Capac
- Chelsea High School, Chelsea
- Frederick Douglass Academy, Detroit
- Goodrich High School, Goodrich
- Grand Blanc High School, Grand Blanc
- Lake Orion High School, Orion Township
- Macomb Academy of Arts & Sciences, Armada
- Notre Dame Preparatory School, Pontiac
- Oakland Technical Center Northeast, Pontiac
- OSMTech Academy at Clarkston High School, Clarkston
- Pontiac High School, Pontiac
- Seaholm High School and Groves High School, Birmingham
- Warren Consolidated Schools (Cousino High School; Warren Mott High School; Sterling Heights High School and L'Anse Creuse High School), Warren.