About Us

What is FIRST Robotics?

FIRST, which stands for “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology,” is a nonprofit organization founded by Dean Kamen in 1989. Structured around a high-school robotics competition, the FIRST Robotics Competition is much more than just a competition, combining gracious professionalism with technology to create an environment that fosters a deeper appreciation for science and technology. Professional mentors as well as college students partner with teams to teach students valuable engineering and professional skills while helping the team succeed. Furthermore, FIRST teams are encouraged to spread the word to increase appreciation of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math in society as a whole. In addition to the FIRST Robotics Competition, FIRST sponsors the FIRST Tech Challenge, designed for high school teams that may not have the resources to participate in the FIRST Robotics Competition. For younger students, FIRST has developed three FIRST LEGO League programs: Discover, Explore, and Challenge. For More Information, Visit FIRSTInspires.org 

Who is Team RUSH? What do we do?

Team RUSH is a high school robotics team out of Clarkston High School, located in Clarkston Michigan. We are a part of the FIRST Robotics program that spans from grades 1st - 12th, with four different levels including FLL Explore, FLL Challenge, FTC and FRC that we are actively involved with.

RUSH stands for Respect, Unity, Spirit and Heart. These are our main core values we uphold as a team. Learn about the more on our Ethics Review

We host all types of events throughout our community. These include our RUSH Regatta (a cardboard and duct tape boat race), summer robotics camps, Clarkston's Holiday Lights Parade, the National Advocacy Conference (NAC), and many more. 

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Our Mission

Our Mission is to create leaders who inspire people to value STEM.    

Our Community Outreach

Check out all of the events we do to promote STEM in the community!  Here are just a few: