Michigan High-School Students Will Have Increased Chances to Develop Science and Engineering Skills

Business Wire:

To help meet the economic and business challenges ahead and retain Michigan’s position as the state with the highest percentage of engineers in the nation, Michigan high-school students will get significantly increased chances to develop critically needed engineering, science and math skills in 2009, thanks to a restructuring of the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) in Michigan.
“Although it is impossible to predict the future, including the economic opportunities and challenges Michigan may face, it is clear that to re-energize our economy we need more than a favorable business tax environment and financial incentives alone,” said Bloomfield, Mich. resident and FIRST in Michigan Director, Francois Castaing.
“We need a steady flow of new engineers and technicians who will help existing and new industries tackle international competition and environmental challenges,” he continued. “Michigan needs the next Larry Page to start another Google or to invent a new fuel from crab grass.”