FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was established in 1989, with the competitive season initiating in 1992. FIRST uses robotics as a “varsity sport for the mind” to engage students in science and technology.
In December 2010, FIRST® of Michigan asked East Kentwood High School (EKHS) and GE Aviation Systems to establish a FIRST Robotics team. The Red Storm Robotics Team 3875 was formed in January 2011 at EKHS, and immediately began the 2011 FIRST Robotics build season. Within three months of operation, the team was given the Highest Rookie Seed award at the West Michigan competition. We have continued our success in the 2012-2016 seasons. Red Storm is currently looking forward to the 2017 build season, and hosting the Kentwood district FRC competition at our school.
Kentwood’s elementary and middle schools are home to four FIRST® LEGO League (FLL) teams and three FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC) teams. Since 2012, the Red Storm Robotics team has sponsored the middle school FTC Qualifier competition for West Michigan in December, where over 32 middle school FTC teams compete.
To find out more about how we have done in the past please visit the “About Us” Page.
The 2017 Game Logo:
FIRST STEAMWORKS is still to be announced.
We look forward to seeing you at GVSU on January 7th 2017 for the game reveal!
Competitions we will attend this season:
We are very excited to announce that we are hosting our third FRC competition in the East Kentwood High School Fieldhouse on March 30th (Competition Setup, Robot Inspection & Practice Matches) through April 1st, 2017! We expect an amazing performance from our team this year.