AUBURN HILLS, Mich.
Jan. 4, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- As the 2013 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics season starts on
, The Chrysler Foundation awarded grants totaling
to 25 elementary, middle and high school teams in
. The grants will help the teams offset costs associated with items such as registration fees, parts and materials and team apparel.
The Chrysler Foundation will award $29,000 in additional funds to boost the championship runs of teams qualifying to compete at the FIRST Championship,
St. Louis, Mo.
In 2012, nine teams received additional funds. This year, The Chrysler Foundation has committed a total of $181,000 to FIRST teams and programs.
"The FIRST program is an ideal platform for inspiring the next generation of science and technology leaders that are vital to our industry as well as many others," said
, Head of Vehicle Engineering and Vice President - Executive Coordinator, Chrysler Group LLC. "We hope that by engaging students at an early age, we can provide the spark that inspires them to become tomorrow's engineers."
The Chrysler Foundation has awarded grants to the following schools and their respective teams:
FIRST Robotics - $6,400 grant (per team)
Kingman High School
Western High School (
Andover & Lahser High Schools (
) Ann Arbor Huron High School Birmingham Seaholm & Birmingham Groves High Schools Bishop
Foley Catholic High School
Chelsea High Schools
Dundee High School
Goodrich High School
* Grand Blanc High School
Hartland High School
Orion High School
Macomb Academy of Arts and Sciences (Armada)Notre Dame Preparatory (
) Oakland Tech Northeast (
) OSM Tech Academy at Clarkston High School Oxford Community Schools Pontiac High School Rochester
and Stoney Creek High Schools (
Schools Warren Consolidated Schools
*Two teams are based at this school