40 Teams to Compete at Kettering University FIRST Robotics District Contest

FLINT, Mich. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — February 28, 2011 — Forty high school teams from around Michigan will compete March 4-5 at the 2011 Kettering University FIRST Robotics District competition in Flint. All events are free and open to the public in Kettering’s Recreation Center from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, March 4, and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 5.

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a national youth effort to inspire careers in engineering, science and technology.

This year’s game is LOGO MOTION, which features the colorful triangle, circle and square in FIRST’s logo. See a video on the game at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE5_snXNbdk&feature=related.

“It’s fitting that the 20th anniversary of FIRST uses the imagery that helped this important organization get started – the triangle, circle and square,” said Bob Nichols, Kettering’s director of External Affairs. “Gracious Professionalism and having fun are still the centerpieces of FIRST,” he said.

Pat Major of Goodrich again chairs the organizing committee. Featured during the games will be a display of new General Motors and Ford vehicles, furnished by Patsy Lou Williamson and Lasco Ford.

Teams in the Kettering district are:

Team 1, Juggernauts from Pontiac
Team 27, Team Rush from Clarkston
Team 33, Killer Bees from Auburn Hills
Team 49, Robotic Knights from Buena Vista
Team 51, Wings of Fire from Pontiac
Team 67, Heroes of Tomorrow (HOT) from Milford
Team 70, More Martians from Goodrich
Team 302, The Dragons from Lake Orion
Team 314, Big Mo from Flint
Team 322, FIRE from Flint
Team 326, Team Super Power … Eagles from Romulus
Team 468, Aftershock from Flint/Flushing
Team 470, Alpha Omega Robotics from Ypsilanti
Team 494, Martians from Goodrich
Team 703, Phoenix from Saginaw
Team 894, Chargers from Flint
Team 1188, OakTown Crewz from Royal Oak
Team 1243, Dragons from Swartz Creek
Team 1322, G.R.A.Y.T. Leviathons from Fenton
Team 1504, Desperate Penguins from Okemos
Team 1506, Metal Muscle from Genesee/Oakland counties
Team 1684, Chimeras from Lapeer
Team 1701, RoboCubs from Detroit
Team 2137, Robocats from Oxford
Team 2337, Enginerds from Grand Blanc
Team 2604, Metal & Soul from Capac
Team 2834, Bionic Barons from Bloomfield Hills
Team 3322, Eagle Imperium from Ann Arbor
Team 3398, Crush ‘N Crusaders from Detroit
Team 3415, Rams from Montrose
Team 3421, Tachyon Techs from Marysville
Team 3450, Random Nuts from Flint
Team 3534, Gizmo from Davison
Team 3535, Galak Tech from Attica
Team 3536, Electro Eagles from Howell
Team 3568, RoboEagles from Linden
Team 3602, WebberBots from Webberville
Team 3667, PoHo RoBos from Port Huron
Team 3708, Lumberjacks from Saginaw

Team 3770, BlitzCreek from Midland


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