Published: Sunday, February 01, 2015
On Jan. 29 U.S. Rep. Candice Miller joined The Fighting Pi robotics team, a group of more than 30 students from four northern Macomb County school districts, to learn about their participation and submission to the 2015 FIRST competition challenge.
“This afternoon, I had an opportunity to meet with The Fighting Pi robotics team, a group of extremely talented students from across Macomb County that have competed as a team in the international FIRST Robotics Competition for the past eight years,” Miller said after the visit. “These students not only have immense talent in the fields of science and technology, but they’re also business savvy; as they have raised and managed their own operating budget – all positive attributes that will undoubtedly serve them well. They even contribute their time and money to charitable causes as a team, setting a positive example within the community and among their peers. They truly are a remarkable team, and I wish them the best of luck in this year’s competition.”
The Fighting Pi comprises students from Richmond, Armada, New Haven and Memphis. The team is a FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) International Robotics Competition team based out of the Macomb Academy of Arts and Sciences in Armada. In accordance with FIRST’s founding principles, students are taught the value of applying technical skills including machining, modeling, electronics and programming, to everyday situations. Michigan currently has more teams competing in the international competition than any other state. For more information, visit fightingpi.org.