The Mid-Michigan Robotics Alliance (MMRA), a non-profit organization comprising of Mid-Michigan FIRST Robotics teams, were asked to volunteer at the FIRST Tech Challenge competition at Southwestern Academy in Flint on Saturday, December 1.
FIRST Tech Challenge is a mid-level robotics competition for high school students. It differs from the FIRST Robotics competition with smaller teams using a VEX Robotics Design System to design and build their robots.
The Grand Blanc Robotics Team, a member of MMRA, provided volunteers which gave the team a chance to become familiar with the different levels of FIRST competitions as well as an opportunity to earn community service hours. Team members served at the competition pit in safety and pit management as well as queueing the teams for competition.