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Lapeer Center for Innovation
170 Millville Rd Lapeer MI 48446
FIRST FRC (high school-level) Robotics is an incredible experience.
Because the focus of the team is building a robot to compete in a 3-on-3 game, when a new game is announced it is streamed live to teams worldwide. In 2016, the team memorized 100 pages of rules to understand the new game and design a robot to win.
Teams get a box with a few parts, but no directions to build the robots. Students work hands-on with professionals to engineer, build and program the robot during the 6-week "build season," then continually refine the robot.
Not only does the team need to build a robot, but students basically run their own organization--planning fundraisers, talking to sponsors, networking with other teams, promoting the team, choosing worthwhile volunteer events, and more.
That's why robotics appeals not only to students with engineering inclinations, but to students interested in business, sales, marketing, design, philanthropy, teaching, and more. Not only does robotics offer more than a million dollars in scholarship opportunities, but students work side-by-side with professionals, and network with their community, colleges and universities, and learn leadership skills and a second-to-none worth ethic.