pic: U.S. Senator Stabenow with TARDEC-Groves

Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D) Michigan took the time to pay us a visit while attending the Detroit Regional.

Her being there was the result of a visit to Groves by her regional manager. He came to Groves on a fact finding mission to gage the impact of TARDEC within our community. Word is that he was so impressed that he recommended that the Senator take a look at FIRST.

Here’s a pic of a few of TARDEC-Groves finest along with U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D) Michigan.

From left to right:
Jeff - AKA “Mad Dog” (animation/programmer)
Levi – (human player)
Ben - (pit crew chief)
“The Fridge” (robot)
Sen. Stabenow
Jim Crosby (teacher)
Steve Liggett (teacher – team leader)
Eric – (driver/boom operator)

The Senator came out to have a look at FIRST as a result of a visit her district manager had paid to Groves to reviewTARDEC’s community involvement. We applaud her for taking the time from her busy schedule to meet the kids and to leave us with this memento.