September 30, 2014

Open Field Locations and Times

FIRST in Michigan has placed game elements around the state so that teams can have the opportunity to test and practice prior to competition season.

  • Allendale -  email Nicki Bonczyk at; field is open Thursdays and Saturdays.  If other days are needed, just send a note!

September 22, 2014

PTC Training Classes

Join PTC Experts for a workshop on "How to Model Almost Anything". Learn about 3D design and how you can save time and your team’s budget by designing, assembling, and testing your robot in PTC® Creo® before building it. Practice your basic 3D design skills by exploring various 3D robot models, assembling an FTC robot drive base, and designing your own parts for use on your robot. Two sessions are offered:  

Session 1:  October 4th in Bloomfield Hills, 9am-3pm; Evite registration link
Session 2:  November 1st in Grand Rapids, 1-6pm; Registration link coming soon

September 9, 2014

MDE State Grant Information

Information on applying for the Michigan Dept. of Education grants is available at this link:  MDE State Grant Application for FTC/FRC Teams.   This grant is open to publicly funded schools, charters, and academies.  Application must be made by a Level 5 administrator for the school district.  FRC and FTC teams, in the same district, must apply as one.