New 2018 Michigan FIRST Budget

Posted on July 17, 2018 by Ethan L.

The 2019 state education budget is not only good news for Stryke Force, but the entirety of FIRST as well!

Stryke Force presents at State Capitol
Stryke Force presents their 2017 robot at the Michigan State Capitol.

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (who has personally met Stryke Force members at the State Capitol) has increased the amount of money allotted to support FIRST robotics competitions to $500,000. Snyder recently signed the $16.8 billion state education budget into law, and even said that it was one of the best he’s ever seen as governor.

The decision came after Snyder himself toured Ypsilanti Community High School to tour the school’s own robotics program. According to Michigan Live, Snyder describes himself as an “uber fan” of FIRST robotics, and his passion seems genuine given the recent legislative action he has helped pass.

Of course, that’s all good news to hear back at Midlink, Stryke Force’s build space.


Constantine FTC Qualifier
Constantine High School
1 Falcon Dr.
Constantine, MI 49042
Coloma FTC Qualifier
Coloma High School
500 W. St. Joseph St.
Coloma, MI 49038
St. Joseph FRC District
St. Joseph High School
2521 Stadium Dr.
St. Joseph, MI 49085
East Kentwood FRC District
East Kentwood High School
6230 Kalamazoo Avenue SE
Kentwood, MI 49508

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