State Rep. Jim Runestad today announced a combined grant award of $9,600 to FIRST Robotics programs in the Huron Valley school district from the Michigan Department of Education.
The Heroes of Tomorrow team was awarded $2,500, with STEAM Works, The Bionic Warriors, The STEAM Singers, and VALLIBOTS securing $1,300 each and the Bionic Hawks and Masters of Disaster receiving $950.
“FIRST Robotics is a great opportunity for students to learn about the importance of science and technology in the classroom,” Runestad said. “I applaud Huron Valley Schools for earning this very important funding.”
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.