Robot Commander is sponsored by: Executive Partners ($1,000 plus) South Central Michigan Works, State of Michigan, Chris Voisin; Sustaining Partners ($500-$999) Martinrea, Cambria Tool, Jonesville Lumber; Supporting Partners ($250-$499) North Adams Lions Club, Community Champions ($100-$249) Consumers Power, Barb Kittle, Hillsdale Market House, Lomar Machine and Tool, Laura Addleman, James & Judy Newell, Alex & Alicia Henvey, Ron Longman; Community Advocates ($10-$99) North Adams Women's Club, Darren & Jennifer Kittle, Arrow Swift Printing

Robot Commander, FIRST Robotics Team 4568, is taking the message of FIRST’s founder Dean Kamen’s mission “To transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders”, to heart.

Mr. Voisin, mentor of Robot Commander, says students can learn from professional engineers, build and compete with a robot of their own design, learn and use sophisticated software and hardware, compete in alliances and tournaments, possibly earning a place in the World Championship along with opening the doors of students to over $19 million in scholarship money.