WSCC hosts robotics competition

January 15, 2024

WSCC hosts robotics competition

WSCC News is presented by West Shore Community College in partnership with Mason County Press and Oceana County Press.

VICTORY TOWNSHIP – West Shore Community College recently hosted the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) robotics competition season kickoff. The competition brought together 10 local schools, engaging over 100 students, coaches, and mentors.

Hosting the event established WSCC as one of the 145 global locations for the competition, functioning as a regional hub for teams to collaborate and prepare for the upcoming competition season.

In partnership with Michigan Technological University, WSCC is actively working to broaden its offerings, with the goal of establishing itself as a central hub for robotics in the area. The collaboration with Michigan Tech is expected to bring about further developments in the field.

“As technology continues its rapid advances, robotics will continue to impact the world of manufacturing as well as how we live,” said Michael Masters, dean of occupational programs.  “With over 3,200 FIRST robotics teams worldwide, WSCC with its robotics programming can be a valued addition and partner throughout the region to support youth and school districts engaged with FIRST, in turn supporting the growing robotics use in our local industries.”

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