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Lakeview Robotics Programs Earn Competitive FIRST Robotics Grants

Lakeview Robotics Programs Earn Competitive FIRST Robotics Grants

Lakeview robotics programs are the recipients of over $7,500 in competitive grants.  The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) this week awarded almost $3 million in state-funded grants to public and non-public schools planning to start or expand robotics programs across the state.  The grants are part of the state’s continued investment in robotics programs, which have students learning about applications of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) through building robots for competitions.  The following Lakeview robotics programs received monetary awards:

  • Minges Brook Droplets
  • Prairieview Robotics
  • Riverside Robotics #1 and #2
  • Westlake Mini Fig Mashers
  • LMS 5/6 #1 and #2
  • LMS 7/8 Samurbots and Nindroids
  • LHS Q Branch

Photo Caption – (Photo Credit to Daniel Ernst) The Lakeview robotics program hosted the First Tech Challenge, the state competition for 7th and 8th grade robotics teams.  Instructional Technology Coordinator Erik Johnson served as event coordinator and Riverside Elementary Teacher Jessica Day served as volunteer coordinator for the event that attracted 96 teams from across Michigan.