GreengineerZ In The News


Area FIRST Robotics Teams Qualify For World Championship

It’s on to the World Championship in FIRST Robotics for several area high school teams. Three, including St. Joseph and Berrien Springs, performed well enough at the state championship recently at Saginaw Valley State University to move on, and the World Championship is set for next week in Detroit. Tim Dunaj works with all the teams as the area’s FIRST Robotics representative and says Michigan is a special place for robotics.

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First Robotics State Championship At S-V-S-U Helps Build STEM And Team Skills

(Note: GreengineerZ “Petey” is the robot highlighted in the lead article photo)

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Local teams rack up awards at Marysville robotics competition

About 40 robotics teams competed in the Marysville FIRST Robotics over the weekend. Local teams and those from across Michigan used their robots to load cargo and attach hatch panels to prop spaceships as part of this year’s game “Destination: Deep Space.”

The Croswell-Lexington Team 7192 – Blue Thunderneers were dubbed district event champions alongside their alliance partners, Utica’s Team 217 – ThunderChickens and Berrien Springs’ Team 3452 – GreengineerZ.

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Whirlpool offers challenge grant to robotics teams

Whirlpool Corp. announced a challenge grant for four Southwest Michigan robotics teams competing in the FIRST Robotics World Finals next week.

The robotics teams have a week to raise $10,000 each to cover the travel costs and fees – including buses, hotels and food – for the World Competition.

Whirlpool is offering a challenge grant of up to $20,000 to match funds raised by all four teams.

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Following a stellar weekend performance in statewide competition, four local FIRST Robotics teams have advanced to the World Finals next week in Detroit, and Whirlpool Corporation hopes you will consider joining them in quickly assembling the money to cover costs to make the trip successfully.

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Bionic Bison Reach robotics playoffs in St. Joseph

The season began well as New Buffalo and alliance teammates the Buc ‘n’ Gears from Grand Haven and the Berrien Springs GreengineerZ out-scored the RoboDawgs of Grandville, a More RoboDawgs squad from that same community, and the St. Joseph Average Joes by a 385-253 margin in a wild match that saw the host school’s robot tip over and another from the opposing coalition ram into the back of the New Buffalo entry, causing damage to the Buc ‘n’ Gears machine (it was repaired and back in action later that morning).

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Approximately 300 eager-eyed mentors and high school students from 20 FIRST Robotics teams made the trek to Lake Michigan College’s Grand Upton Hall early this morning, Saturday, January 6, 2018, despite the recent lake effect coating of the roads. The teams attended the annual FIRST Robotics Competition Kickoff hosted by the college to find out the rules and goals of this year’s game having been teased by the only previously released information of the games name, FIRST Power-Up.

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FIRST Robotics Team Creates a Robotics Gear Organization System

To support the competition, the team needs to set up a 10′ x 10′ pit that contains all the equipment they need. Initially, we didn’t have a lot of money, so we stored all of our tools and supplies in homemade cabinets and crates — not an efficient organization system at all. Ideally, we wanted a system that would simplify our process and make it easy to transport our robotics gear to and from events.

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GreengineerZ headed to robotics invitational

The GreengineerZ FIRST Robotics team from Berrien Springs announced it has been accepted to compete in the Indiana Robotics Invitational July 14-15 in Indianapolis.

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Michigan sent the most FIRST Robotics teams in the world to championships

More young engineers and programmers from Michigan competed in the FIRST international robotics competitions than any other state in the nation—or any other country, for that matter.

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FIRST® Caps Off World’s Largest Celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math for Students

This week, more than 15,000 students from around the world traveled to St. Louis, Missouri, putting their innovation skills to the test at the annual FIRST® Championship Presented by Qualcomm Incorporated, held at various venues throughout the city, including America’s Center and St. Louis Union Station.

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World Championships!

At the World Championship in St. Louis,Team Dave took home the Tesla Division banner, won the Xerox Creativity Award, and our alliance placed 5th overall in the Einstein final rounds.

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Area FIRST Robotics Teams Fundraising for World Competition

Whirlpool Foundation Offers $15,000 Community Challenge Grant

Three area FIRST Robotics teams will compete in the FIRST Robotics World Finals next week, April 26 – 29 in St. Louis, Missouri after competing against 160 other Michigan teams in the State Championships in Grand Rapids this past weekend.

  • GreengineerZ, Berrien Springs High School
  • Average Joes, St. Joseph High School
  • Team Lance-A-Bot, Lakeshore High School

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Five Area Robotics Teams Heading To World Championship

Five – count ’em – five teams from the Sunset Coast Robotics Alliance are headed to St. Louis, Missouri for the World FIRST Championship April 26-29. St. Joseph’s Average Joes team is headed to St. Louis for the fourth straight year, while Berrien Springs Team 3452 – the GreengineerZ, are going for the third consecutive year. Three are going to Missouri for the first time in the history of their programs. Those are Paw Paw Robotics Team 5462, Cassopolis RoboRangers Team 4325, and Team 4237, which is Team Lance-A-Bot. The five qualified based on their performances over the weekend at the Michigan State Championship at Saginaw Valley State University.

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Cass, Berrien high schools competing in world robotics championship

Four high school robotics teams from Berrien and Cass counties are set to compete in the FIRST Robotics world championship this week in St. Louis.

The squads that earned spots in the competition include teams from Berrien Springs, Cassopolis, St. Joseph and Lakeshore high schools. The championship events run Wednesday through Saturday.

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Michigan sending the most FIRST Robotics teams in the world to championships

More young engineers and programmers from Michigan will compete in the FIRST international robotics competitions than any other state in the nation—or any other country, for that matter.

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West Michigan Robotics Invitational

What teams are coming in 2016?

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Whirlpool Foundation aiding robotics teams

Whirlpool Corp. is offering three robotics teams funding to compete in the FIRST Robotics World Finals April 27-30 in St. Louis.

Among the teams are the Average Joes of St. Joseph High School, the GreengineerZ of Berrien Springs Public Schools and Team Excel – a team of home-schooled students from Niles.

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Whirlpool Boosts Robotics Challenge

The prowess and expertise of budding young engineers in Michigan’s Great Southwest will be put to the challenge in more ways than one over the next couple of weeks. Their first hurdle will be a financial one, and then they’re back into the trenches for the World Finals of the FIRST Robotics competition in St. Louis. Fortunately, they have the keen interest of the innovation community at Whirlpool Corporation to help get them there.
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GreengineerZ Finish 2nd at St. Joseph District Event

The GreengineerZ represented our school and community very well this weekend at the St. Joseph District Event. After qualifying rounds the team finished with a overall ranking of 5th out of 41 teams.

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FRC Kickoff at the St. Joseph Mendel Center:

Robotics teams get medieval

This year’s FIRST Robotics Challenge began with a new theme and more instructions than previous competitions.

Hundreds of Southwest Michigan and Indiana high school students packed the Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College on Saturday to tune in for a live televised broadcast from FIRST – For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.

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