89.1 WEMU

ycs robotics

Doug Coombe / Concentrate Media

Building and working with robots is a fascinating endeavor.  In Ypsilanti, high school students can get a head start in such high-tech feats, while making some great, emotional connections along the way.  In this week's "On the Ground-Ypsi," WEMU's Patrick Campion and Concentrate Media's Sarah Rigg talk to members of the Grizzly Robotics Team, as well as one of their mentors, Dan Schunck.


Jorge Avellan / WEMU

Governor Rick Snyder signed the 2019 K-12 education budget Thursday afternoon at Ypsilanti Community High School.

Rick Snyder
State of Michigan / michigan.gov

Governor Rick Snyder will tour Ypsilanti Community High School today.


Ypsilanti Community Schools

A local high school team is getting national attention, but it's not for sports.  The Ypsilanti Community School district Grizzly Robotics team is being featured on HBO'S "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel."

89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with the team's mentor Scott Heister and school superintendent Dr. Benjamin Edmondson about the award-winning program, its national exposure, and an upcoming team trip to China.