Teams participating are:
-- Capac High School, Capac, Mich.
-- Astronuts, Davis Aerospace Technical High School, Detroit, Mich.
-- RoboColts, Northwestern High School/STEM Academy, Detroit, Mich.
-- Tenacious Technicians, Cass Technical High School, Detroit, Mich.
-- MIGHT, Farmington Hills, Mich.
-- Fruitport High School, Fruitport, Mich.
-- EngiNerds of Grand Blanc High School, Grand Blanc, Mich.
-- Grace Center for Arts and Technology, Grand Rapids, Mich.
-- Jacktown Vectors, Jackson, Mich.
-- Sexton Science, Math and Engineering Magnet, Lansing, Mich.
-- Dow High School, Midland, Mich.
-- PowerSurge, Muskegon, Mich.
-- Excel, Niles, Mich.
-- Anderson High School, Southgate, Mich.
-- Waterford Mott High School, Waterford, Mich.
-- Power Storm, Indianapolis, Ind.
-- Chaska High School, Chaska, Minn.
-- Graco-Thomas Edison, Minneapolis, Minn.
-- Highland High School, Medina, Ohio
-- Vortex, Lansdale, Penn.
-- Crusaders, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
The FIRST Robotics Rookie Regional will also be a first-time look in Michigan of the 2008 game that will be used during the national championship rounds.
The schedule is: Thursday, March 6 5-9 p.m. set-up, robot uncrating and pre-inspection Friday, March 7 Pits and machine shop open, 7:30 a.m. Inspection and open practice sessions, 8-11:30 a.m. Opening ceremonies, 12:30 p.m. Seeding matches, 1-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Saturday, March 8 Opening ceremonies, 8 a.m. Seeding matches, 8:30 a.m. - noon Final rounds, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Awards, 4 p.m.
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a national effort to showcase science and engineering as fun, especially to middle school and high school students.
Read more about the "Rookie Regional" at: www.ketteringroboticscompetition.com
Located in Flint, Kettering University is the home of the country's most modern co-op program. For more on Kettering, visit: www.kettering.edu
Pat Mroczek, 810-762-9533