Mission Statement

Our goal as a team is the advancement of robotics programs through our entire Michigan community while continuing to promote STEM educational experiences for students throughout all of Crawford County and beyond.

Team Goals

  • Develop our students professionally and technically by inspiring them to pursue a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) related career.

  • Prepare students for success in technical and/or non-technical career fields whether college or another career path.

  • Students work closely with mentors in an environment that is firsthand learning and hands-on experiences.

  • Our mentorship-based program aims to build STEM skills that encourage innovation and foster well-rounded life-long capabilities including self-confidence, communication, problem-solving, teamwork and leadership that will aid our students in their future endeavors.

  • In the end, our robot is built and maintained entirely by students with mentors’ support and guidance in the background.

Team Overview/Statistics

Rookie Year: 2016
Total Students: 21
Girls: 29%      Boys: 71%
Seniors: 4     Juniors: 2     Sophomores: 9     Freshmen: 4     8th Graders: 2
Graduates Pursued Technical Degrees: 53%
Graduates Pursued NON-Technical Degrees: 20%
Total Mentors: 18
Sponsorship Base: Increased by over 525% since rookie year
(2016: 4 sponsors / 2020: 21 sponsors)


Spirit (2019)
Creativity (2018)
Quality (2018)
District Event Winner (2018)
Michigan State Competition DTE Finalist (2018)
Rookie All-Star (2016)

Community Outreach

The RoboVikes participated in local community outreach events: 

  • Robotics summer camp for elementary school-aged children 
  • Middle school robotic event 
  • High school freshman orientation 
  • AuSable River Canoe Marathon Kids’ Day Festival demonstration and parade
  • Demonstrations for sponsors

2020 Sponsors

($1,000+ sponsors in bold)
Grayling High School
Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund
State of Michigan Grant
Department of Defense STEM Center for Computer Resources
Deupree Family Foundation
Grayling Masonic Lodge

Jim and Colleen Micklas 
Air Way Automation
Kodiak Group
McBrides Family Foundation
Forestry Co.
Swan Electric
Kendall Electric
McLean's Ace Hardware
Northland Credit Union
Suburban Bolt
XPress Copy Center
Smith & Associate
The Medicine Shoppe
USA Trailers
Family Fare – Grayling

We are always looking for financial and in-kind donations to keep the robotics experience available to our students. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor and/or mentor, please contact us at