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Team 247 Da Bears is a FIRST Robotics team based in Berkley, Michigan. Our team participates in the FIRST Robotics Competition- a program where high school students design and build a robot meant to do a specific task. These robots work in teams of three to score points in matches against an opposing team. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), is an organization founded by Dean Kamen to further the involvement of math and science in our society. Team 247 has been involved with FIRST since 1999.

Our team is comprised of students from Berkley High School, Hazel Park High School and Shrine Catholic High School. These students also have the opportunity to work with our amazing and dedicated mentors. We work to inspire students to pursue careers in the fields of STEM Education- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

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Team 247 Da Bears is a FIRST Robotics team based in Berkley, Michigan. Our team participates in the FIRST Robotics Competition- a program where high school students design and build a robot meant to do a specific task. These robots work in teams of three to score points in matches against an opposing team. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), is an organization founded by Dean Kamen to further the involvement of math and science in our society. Team 247 has been involved with FIRST since 1999.

Our team is comprised of students from Berkley High School, Hazel Park High School and Shrine Catholic High School. These students also have the opportunity to work with our amazing and dedicated mentors. We work to inspire students to pursue careers in the fields of STEM Education- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

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About Team 247

The Berkley High School FIRST Robotics Team was established in 1999 as a participant in the FIRST Robotics Competition.

Team 247 Da Bears is a FIRST Robotics team based in Berkley, Michigan. Our team is comprised of students from Berkley High School, Hazel Park High School and Shrine Catholic High School. These students also have the opportunity to work with our amazing and dedicated mentors.

Students on Team 247 come away from the experience with tangible benefits. Students are inspired to reach their full potential: to become critical thinkers, problem solvers, and involved citizens. Students also become aware of different career pathways they could take involving STEM Education- the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

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Community Outreach

DA Bears Doing Cyber Citizens

Team 247 prides itself with its involvement in our communities. On the second Saturday of every month, our team convenes in the Huntington Woods Public Library in order to assist any member of the community with their computers. This program, called Cyber Citizens, was started in the fall of 2011, and is one of our most popular community service project. Students assist in sending e-mails, opening word documents, or even turning on a computer.

Cyber Citizens, however, is not the only method we use to connect to our community. Every year, Team 247 hosts "Da Bears Care Initiative", choosing a charity in the area to assist in any way we can. In years past, our team has sold t-shirts and given the profits to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and Yad Ezra, a local food pantry. This year, the team is doing a teddy bear drive for the children's ward of Beaumont Hospital, a hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan.

The Team also assists with open houses for our schools and tutoring students during lunch periods. We help run book sales at the Huntington Woods library, and drop off scrap metal to be recycled. Our community is an important part of Team 247, which is why we believe that it is important to be as involved with it as possible.

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Join Us

Team 247 has many opportunities for students looking to join. We have four subteams that students can be a part of: build, programming, marketing, and web. The build team builds our robot, programming creates a set of instructions for the robot to follow, marketing organizes fundraisers and creates a business plan for our team, and web develops interactive media such as our website and our web application.

Students at Berkley High School, Hazel Park High School, or Shrine Catholic High School can join our team. In addition to making new friends, having great experiences, and amazing learning opportunities, being a part of a FIRST team gives students access to over 12 million dollars in special FIRST scholarships.

Adult mentors participate in FIRST for a variety of reasons. By involving yourself in FIRST, you are adding to the foundation of local communities, helping young adults build problem solving, interpersonal, and communication skills.

Just as with students, not all adult mentors need to have an interest or specialty in engineering. Adult mentors are always needed to help lead areas of fundraising, web creation, and marketing. On the engineering side, our most pressing needs are for electrical and mechanical engineers.

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Sponsors

Throughout the season, like any other team, we have expenses. Our sponsors are the key to our success. We would like to thank these companies and organizations for their support and contributions to our team.

Terminal Supply Co.

http://terminalsupplyco.com

Terminal Supply Co: Distributes solderless electrical terminals, wire, and vehicle maintenance items.

Production Tool Supply

http://www.pts-tools.com

Production Tool Supply: A leading supplier of industrial tools in the Midwest.

General Motors

http://www.gm.com

General Motors: One of the leading auto companies in the United States. They are based out of Detroit.

Our other sponsors:

Lane Sponsors

Sponsors not pictured:

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Contact Us

If you have any questions about our team or for one of our subteams, please fell free to give us a call, leave a message, or shoot us an email.

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