We are FRC Team 548, the Robostangs. Based out of Northville High School in Northville, Michigan, our goal is not only to participate in FIRST, but also to spread the message of science and technology to the community. Since our rookie year in 2001, we have helped our team members pursue their goal of a STEM field career. Our team currently consists of over 70 students actively involved in FIRST. Within our team’s organizational structure, we have strong student leaders coupled with knowledgeable and experienced mentors to guide the students.

In our decade of experience, we have accomplished much. We have a dedication to creating a diverse and global enviornment: our team represents 14 cutltures, 12 languages, and has worked in 4 countries. With 38 awards, 10 chairman's and 8 event awards, along with 3 Dean's List Finalists, we have been striving for excelence since our inception. And with over 600 participants in Robostangs related programs, and 71 teams affiliated with us, the Robostangs have worked in the community to spread FIRST and STEM.


FIRST'S mission is to inspire youth into becoming scienctific and technological leaders, by engaging them in exciting, mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, inspire innovation, and foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.


FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1989 by Dean Kamen, to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. Based in Manchester, NH, the 501 (c) (3) non-profit public charity designs accessible, innovative programs, including FLL JR, FLL, FTC, and FRC that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills.



  • 2017 Jr FLL Expo
    Perfecting presentations, adding final lego bricks to visuals, and writing down last minute information on poster boards are some things Jr. FLL (First Lego League) teams complete to prepare for...
  • 2017 ASEI Exhibition
    On Saturday, December 9, 2107, six members of the Northville Robostangs traveled to the ASEI (American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin) Youth Technology Exhibition to showcase the Robostangs’ off-season...
  • Light Parade 2017
    On Friday, November 17, the Northville Robostangs participated in the annual Northville Holiday Lighted Parade, a holiday tradition that culminates with the illumination of the Christmas tree in the town...


Over our nearly 20 years of existence, the Robostangs have treated FRC and FIRST as more than a competition. We've used the networks of sponsors and fellow competitors that we've created, along with one's that FIRST has provided us, to better ourselves. We've also used every possible opportunity to spread the name of FIRST and introduce children of all age's too it through our pipeline.