Energizing youth with FIRST Robotics

This year, the FIRST Robotics season resonated with DTE. FIRST Energize encourages young people to think about how energy will power us into the future and how we can build a more sustainable, reliable and affordable energy future.

FIRST is all about innovation, and DTE is proud to once again support this program across the state. The DTE Foundation sponsored 25 high school teams this season, with 9 of those teams based in Detroit–Renaissance High School, Cass Tech High School, Detroit International Academy for Young Women, Cesar Chavez High School, Pershing High School, Detroit Cristo Rey High School, Voyageur College Prep, Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation, and Mercy Education Project.

DTE also sponsored district events at Wayne State University and Cass Tech High School, and dozens of employees volunteered their time to help at events and mentor teams. Students build robots, work through problems, learn important life and business skills, and compete against teams throughout the season.

FIRST is an important part of our talent pipeline; many students go into engineering, programming and STEM careers. Congratulations to all the teams on an energizing season!

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