Team RUSH Robotics
Team RUSH 27 is a high school robotics team from Clarkston High School, located in Clarkston, Michigan. Find out more about how we change lives through the FIRST Robotics program and engage our community to promote STEM.
Our Mission: Create leaders who inspire people to value STEM.
Our Core Value Statements: Team RUSH 27 is not just a name. It also represents our values. Each letter of RUSH represents a core value statement that every student embodies: Respect, Unity, Spirit, and Heart. These core values push the team to even greater heights! To learn more about our team ethics, visit our ethics review page.
COVID Sunk Our Ship!
New Regatta Coming Soon!
October 24, 2020
In light of the pandemic, Team RUSH was not able to have our usual Regatta on Deer Lake. However, we have come up with a new solution! Introducing for the first time ever, The Team RUSH Gutter Regatta! This year, in October, each student will race their own small boat based off a kit across a gutter. This is an opportunity for students to have fun while taking the proper safety measures. With the Gutter Regatta comes prime time for fundraising! If you or someone you know would like to sponsor Team RUSH, you can donate electronically through e-Funds on the RUSH Regatta page.
Team RUSH Summer Camp - June 15 to June 18, 2020
Due to COVID-19, Team RUSH students were restricted from holding the in-person version of our annual RUSH Camp, a camp in the summer dedicated to the team’s members learning about the team itself, each other, and themselves. But, that did not stop us! Using Zoom, Team RUSH 27 met for six hours/day from Monday to Thursday from the comfort of our own homes. For example, one of our students led a fun team building challenge where groups had to recreate images using Google Sheets with pixel art! Returning and new students alike found delight in meeting as a team every day. Team RUSH can never be lost!
FIM District Kettering University Event #1 2020 - February 27 to February 29, 2020
Our first competition of the 2020 season went extremely well. Team RUSH 27 was able to partner with Team 2337 Enginerds and Team 8386 Red Eye Robotics to win the Kettering University Event. Team RUSH 27 also won the Excellence in Engineering award which is given out to the team that celebrates an elegant and advantageous machine feature. Overall, it was a great tournament!
FIRST Dean's List
The FIRST Dean's List award is a prestigious recognition given to a student who consistently demonstrates the core values of FIRST. In the 2020 season, Team RUSH nominated two of our students: Parker S. and Grace S., and Grace S. became a Finalist at the World level! Parker managed to get all his tasks done as the Business/Media Subteam Captain while helping everyone else with any work he could. Parker is truly dedicated to spreading the message of FIRST with a positive attitude, making him perfect for Dean's List. Grace leads the team with her great communication and organizational skills as a Team Captain. She has been involved with FIRST since elementary school and lobbied for STEM at NAC (National Advocacy Conference) in Washington, D.C in front of Congress. Growing up with FIRST has made the message of FIRST also grow with her, making her perfect for Dean's List.
Weekly Build Season Newsletters!
Learn more about what Team RUSH 27 is doing each week through our newsletters! They are newly redesigned with amazing interviews with students and photos of members continuing to work hard on creating the 2020 robot!
RUSH Regatta - July 13, 2019
Team RUSH students brought their cardboard boats to Deer Lake to race against each other with the hopes of earning the coveted RUSH Regatta Cup Championship! This is our biggest fundraiser of the year, so if YOU would like to sponsor one of their boats, contact us!