GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) Knowing how to develop the next generation of scientists and engineers can be a challenge, but robotics is one way to do it. Consumers Energy is playing a big part of the effort by sponsoring the FIRST Robotics state high school competition.
Consumers puts a strong emphasis on robotics because it exposes students to the valuable fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Consumers employees coach and provide help to robotics teams across the state, focusing on middle school teams to get kids interested and ready by the time they reach high school.
Consumers Energy says school robotics is an investment in Michigan’s future. As the working population ages, a new generation is needed to step into those professional roles. Robotics is one way to expose that new generation to the fields that inspire new industry and innovation.
The FIRST Robotics competition is April 13 to 16 at the DeltaPlex Arena in Walker.