Our Robotic Roots

Kettering University has been active in FIRST and VEX Robotics for more than 20 years. The University houses a FIRST Community Center, hosts robotics competitions, awards robotics scholarships and offers pre-college and other robotics programs. Students at Kettering pursue robotic interests in academic programs, compete in collegiate robotics and serve as mentors for K-12 robotic teams.

Events & Programs

Rapid React was the 2022 FIRST competition challenge.

Upcoming Robotics Events

September 17 & 18, 2022

The Kettering Kickoff is a popular annual contest that matches the robots from last season’s FIRST Robotics with this year’s high school teams.


FIRST Summer Camps - 2022

We offer summer camps for students from elementary to high school.

VEX Robotics is educational robotics for everyone.

VEX Summer Camps - 2022

Our programs serve everyone from first graders to high school.

Kettering University students love robotics and so much more. We have competitive teams in Combat Robotics, Esports, and SAE competitions including Formula, Autodrive, Baja and Clean Snowmobiling.

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Robotics at Kettering University.