Whirlpool Corp. Helps Drive Robotics Education in Michigan

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Whirlpool Corp. Helps Drive Robotics Education in Michigan

Support for FIRST Robotics accelerates across state
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Friday, March 13, 2015 - 1:00pm

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Michigan has been known as the home of Motown and the Motor City, but soon it might be known as the Robo-state.

That's "robo" for robots, like those that will be competing in FIRST Robotics competitions all over Michigan, including in St. Joseph March 20-21.

Michigan has more FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics teams than any other state, and has grown from 137 teams five years ago to 347 teams today.

The state added 78 teams this year, reported Brett Oleson, a senior manager of sales education for Whirlpool Corp. and a mentor for the St. Joseph High School "Average Joes" robotics team. 

Read the entire original article on The Herald-Palladium website. 

Keywords: Education | FIRST Robotics | Innovation & Technology | Michigan | STEM | Social Impact & Volunteering | robotics | whirlpool corporation

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