FIRST Team 7491

FIRST Robotics / / at Kettering


Our Robotic Roots

Since 1999, Kettering University has been active in FIRST Robotics. The University houses a FIRST Community Center, hosts two district competitions, awards scholarships and offers pre-college and other robotics programs.

A student works on a robot during a summer high school camp.

Precollege Summer Camps

Kettering University offers more than 25 unique camps and learning experiences; from robotics to cyber security and leadership development to biological sciences. Our programs serve everyone from first graders to graduating high school seniors. 

Camps include:

  • Academically Interested Minds (AIM)
  • Computer Camps
  • FIRST Lego League
  • Leadership
  • Lives Improve Through Engineering & Science (LITES)
  • FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC)
  • FIRST Technical Challenge (FTC)
  • VEX
Drone in the sky

RADC Aerial Drones Competition

October 2 & 3, 2021

Thank you for choosing to join us for the Kettering University RADC Aerial Drones Competition.

  • This event is for Michigan teams only
  • Teams are expected to pay the registration fee at the time of registration. 
  • The event screening station will open at 8 a.m. for teams to check-in.
  • Follow the VEX Event signage posted on Chevrolet Ave. and University Ave. for parking and check-in.
  • We anticipate the event will conclude no later than 3 p.m. 
2020 district competition for FIRST Robotics held at Kettering University

On-Demand Virtual Workshops for Robotics Teams

The FIRST Robotics Community Center at Kettering University has partnered with FRC teams, mentors, and alumni, Kettering professors, and professionals in STEM fields to provide you with quality workshops.

The on-demand workshops are offered online so your team can participate from the safety of your team space or team member's own homes. Our library features both team operations and technical workshops, as well as the ability to download slide presentations and documents and provides useful links that accompany workshops.

If your team would like to discuss providing a presentation to be featured on our site, contact Kim Shumaker, Robotics Outreach Manager at

FIRST Robotics Community Center

The Kettering University FIRST Robotics Community Center was opened in 2014. The Center is the first of its kind on any university campus in the country.

The facility provides build spaces for FIRST teams, a regulation size practice field, multiple labs for machining, design, 3D printing and strategizing. More importantly, the students on these teams have unprecedented access to Kettering University's faculty, staff and facilities. Kettering students also serve as mentors to teams.


  • Metal Muscle - Team 1506
  • Flint F.I.R.E.  - Team 322
  • Powers Chargers – Team 894
  • Team TESLA - Team 4998
  • International Academy of Flint - CyberPhoenix - Team 5527
  • Bentley Robo-Raptors - Team 5612
  • Atherton Robotics – Symmetrical Chaos - Team 5660
  • Genesee Christian School - Cyber Soldiers - Team 7491

Meet The Team