Bosch Hosts Michigan FIRST Robotics VIP Reception, Supports STEM Education

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., April 11, 2013 — (PRNewswire) —

WHAT:

As part of the FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) 


Robotics State Championship, Bosch will sponsor a VIP Reception and Pit Tour Parade on


Saturday, April 13. The FIRST State Championship is free and open to the public. VIP reception


attendance is by invitation only. All events are open to the media. The reception will include a brief


program featuring leaders (speaker list below) from government, industry and academia discussing


the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education and how adult


mentored programs, such as FIRST Robotics, are helping the next generation achieve career


opportunities. Following the program, the attendees will break into eight groups and create a


parade through the team pit area. The reception attendees will celebrate the students as VIPs and


encourage them to continue to pursue STEM education. Good photo/video opportunities available


during the reception and Pit Tour Parade.




This year, Bosch is sponsoring 10 FIRST teams in Michigan and South Carolina. Since 2000,


Bosch has made financial contributions to this innovative program, and many Bosch associates


have volunteered countless hours to mentor FIRST students.




For details on this year's competition, visit www.firstinmichigan.org.



WHO:

Rick Snyder, Governor, State of Michigan


Charlie Ackerman, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Robert Bosch LLC


Chuck Gaidica, Director, Meteorology, WDIV-TV 4


Jack Hu, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Engineering, University of Michigan


Tom Stephens , Board Member, FIRST Robotics


Dr. Satish Udpa , Executive Vice President for Administrative Services, Michigan State University



WHEN:

Saturday, April 13, at 9:30 a.m.


     • Remarks begin at 10:20 a.m.


     • Pit Tour Parade starts at 10:50 a.m. and ends at 11:30 a.m.


     • Reception ends at noon



WHERE:  

Eagle's Nest Suite


Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center


799 N. Hewitt Road


Ypsilanti, MI 48197


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