Rep. Noble announces FIRST Robotics grants to local schools

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State Rep. Jeff Noble today announced a combined grant award of $18,100 to FIRST Robotics programs at Northville Public Schools and Plymouth-Canton Community Schools from the Michigan Department of Education.

Northville’s Robostangs and Redbulls robotics teams were awarded $2,500 and $1,300 respectively, with Plymouth-Canton receiving over $14,000 to 26 programs ranging from elementary to high-school levels.

“I’m very proud of Northville and Plymouth-Canton schools for securing this important funding,” Noble said. “It is essential to continue providing opportunities and funding to our students, teachers, and school districts.”

FIRST is an international educational organization focusing on the development and implementation of science and technology in schools. The Michigan Department of Education awarded over $2.5 million in grants to FIRST programs in public and non-public schools this year. Since 2014, Michigan has invested over $12 million to FIRST programs.

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Jeff Noble with students from Northville’s Robostangs robotics team during the Michigan Association of Computer Users and Learning Annual Technology Showcase in December.