If you are curious about the future of Michigan, look no further than the next generation. Our children are the coming engineers, scientists and technology-related workers that will take our state on a new journey to scientific success.
This school year, Consumers Energy is providing more than $200,000 to robotics programs for Michigan students. The support will provide an opportunity for students to explore the science, technology, engineering and math fields.
The chance to build and compete robots is a fun, unique experience for students that we are proud to be involved in. The Consumers Energy Foundation’s support includes:
- $50,000 for middle school robotics teams
- $30,000 for elementary and middle school robotics clubs in Kent County
- $20,000 for Genesee County robotics clubs
- $12,000 to back a partnership between Heart of Michigan Girls Scouts and FIRST in Michigan, a nonprofit organization that promotes clubs at the elementary, middle and high school levels, and organizes competitions
- A second year of financial support for the high school robotics state competition
Junior Girl Scouts Build Robots
Consumers Energy volunteers worked with Junior Girl Scouts on robotics projects during a recent workshop in Bloomfield Hills. About 100 Junior Girl Scouts were invited to learn, watch and build basic robots. They were also encouraged to start their own school teams.