The Impi Robotics team is a FIRST robotics team based out of Ferndale High School from Ferndale, Michigan. We got our name from the Impi Warriors of South Africa. When our team first started, we worked closely with a South African team. When they eventually folded, we were already “Impi Warriors”. The team started in 2007 working out of an old woodshop room with very little knowledge of FIRST within our school/community. Now in our tenth of year, we have spread the message of FIRST throughout our school and community and are forever working toward our mission as a team of waging a war on technological illiteracy through the use of the FIRST robotics programs.
Over our years as a team, we have won various awards such as the The District Chairman’s Award in the 2016 and 2017 season respectively, Imagery Award, Creativity Award, Industrial Design Award, and the Team Spirit Award. We also won the Gaylord District Event in 2017 and the Standish District Event in 2015 and went to the Championship Event in St. Louis both years. We are generously sponsored by many local companies, including Schaeffler, Fiat Chrysler Automotive, Ford, Hydro, and IBM. We build at Ferndale High School and are supported by our amazing Impi families!
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