State Rep. Michael Webber today announced a combined state grant award of $11,650 to FIRST Robotics programs in the Rochester Community School District.
Rochester, Rochester Adams and Stoney Creek high schools were awarded $2,500 each, with Hart Middle School securing $1,300 and Delta Kelly, Long Meadow and North Hill elementary schools receiving $950 each.
“FIRST Robotics is an excellent program and a wonderful opportunity for students to learn more about science and technology,” Webber said. “I commend our local schools for earning this funding and the Michigan Department of Education for their continued investment in our students and their futures.”
FIRST is an international educational organization focusing on the development and implementation of science and technology in schools. The state 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.