Team 1718, The Fighting Pi

Fighting Pi Sponsors

Our sponsors are one of the most important aspects of the team. They allow us to build a robot and compete each year. Without our sponsors, we would not be able to build robots, go to competitions, or even have a FIRST Robotics Team in general. Our sponsors are not just people or businesses that just give us money and stay distant from our team. They are also engineers that show their appreciation for our enthusiasm for science and technology. They give us the opportunity to gain knowledge in fields of engineering, which will help each of our team members have advantages in their careers of the future.

Gold Sponsors

Macomb Academy of Arts and Sciences

Macomb Academy of Arts and Sciences
The Macomb Academy of Arts and Sciences (MA2S) is a regional magnet center for honors-level mathematics, science and technology. Operated by Armada Area Schools, MA2S offers a four-year integrated program for students in grades 9-12 that focuses on accelerated learning and problem-solving. The center includes an outstanding learning environment rich in hands-on activities and includes a unique blend of students from 7 Macomb county school districts.

Armada Area Schools

Armada Area Schools
Armada Area Schools is a public school district located in Armada, Michigan. The district consists of five schools, Orville C. Krause Early Elementary School, Orville C. Krause Late Elementary School, Armada Middle School, Armada High School & The Macomb Academy of Arts & Science. The district is led by superintendent Michael G. Musary. The administration office is located on Burk Street in Armada.


Armada Fair

Armada Fair
Often Known as the best little country fair in Michigan, the Armada Agricultural Fair has somethingfor everybody: rides, top name entertainers, demolition derby, tractor and truck pull and more. Their mission is to create an enviornment for a yearly community reunion whereby an opportunity is provided to celebrate achievment: to promote and provide education about agriculture, to build our youth into productivity citizens, and to offer entertainment celebrating the traditional values of the community.

Armada High School

Armada High School
Armada High School is a public school located in Armada, Michigan. It is located in a district that consists of five schools, Orville C. Krause Early Elementary School, Orville C. Krause Late Elementary School, Armada Middle School, Armada High School & The Macomb Academy of Arts & Science. Kelly Skokna is the Priciple of the High School.


FCA Foundation

FCA Foundation
The FCA Foundation is committed to rebalancing inequalities to promote the full realization of every human being. They seek to support outcomes in their communities that ensure people can enjoy equality and dignity.


FIRST in Michigan

FIRST in Michigan
FIRST in Michigan is the main website for the FIRST Robotics competitions for Michigan teams. They have been a significant force for the constant improvement of FIRST. They created a district system that double playtime for Michigan teams without an increase in price. In addition, they have been intruments in securing new big-name sponsors and helping start and fund rookie teams throughout the state.


GM Mfg Systems & Research Lab

GM Mfg Systems & Reasearch Lab
The Manufacturing Systems Research Lab at the General Motors R&D Center located in Warren, Michigan is searching for a Research Engineer in the area of Composites Manufacturing. There are exciting growth areas at GM R&D where researchers will be part of a dynamic team that is focused on improving GM’s composite manufacturing capabilities to enable future vehicle light-weighting requirements. Assignments will vary depending on background, but they will be expected to provide immediate technical and professional leadership in assignments of strategic importance to GM R&D. Researchers are also expected to counsel GM engineering management on manufacturing engineering process, practice and tool improvements, as well as carry out leadership roles in GM programs and/or projects. They will likely represent GM in a variety of research activities with contractors and academic collaborators, and at other GM Centers, and external agencies and technical organizations. In addition, researchers are expected to develop a strong record of invention, publishing and presenting

Master Pneumatics

Master Pneumatics
Master Pneumatics Inc. originated in 1950 as a regional supplier of the Detroit automotive industry. Since then "M/P" has become a world wide manufacturing and service organization, initially to serve the requirments of the multi-national automotive companies and later to introduce "M/P" produce to other markets.



NuStep Inc.

NuStep Inc.
Nustep was founded in 1987 with a vision to transform lives by helping individuals achieve the important balance of physical fitness and wellness in their daily life. In touch with their customers, communities, and employees, they are always looking for new and better ways of partnering with those who share their dedication to transforming lives.


Richmond Rotary

Richmond Rotary
The Richmond Rotary provides humanitarian services, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill throughout the community.





State of Michigan Department of Education

State of Michigan Department of Education
The Michigan Department of Education regulates and controls the curriculum and education that students in Michigan recieve.





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