FAMNM is a University of Michigan student organization devoted to organizing student and departmental efforts to support the FIRST® program locally and throughout the state of Michigan. FAMNM offers college students the opportunity to volunteer in various FIRST® programs and events, hosts season kickoffs and Robot-in-3-Days (Ri3D), provides funding for teams, and acts as a liaison between teams and various university departments.

FAMNM volunteers and FTC teams surround the newly revealed game field for Freight Frenzy in 2021

Register for our FTC kickoff

FAMNM will host a kickoff event for the 2022-2023 season of FIRST Tech Challenge, POWER PLAY, on September 10th, 2022 at the University of Michigan's North Campus in Ann Arbor, welcoming all local FTC teams.

Register your team
A small, two-wheeled robot with three buttons and LEGO-compatible sockets on a mat with several barcodes

Edison bots available

Edison is a programmable robot that makes learning to code engaging and rewarding. Its programming platforms resemble those for FLL, and it's compatible with LEGO build systems. We have Edison robots and kits available for students, youth, and robotics groups in the Ann Arbor area. If you're interested in getting one, please fill out the following form.

Get Edison
People demonstrate and observe humanoid and bipedal robots at the Ford Robotics Building

Michigan Engineering's new undergraduate program in Robotics has launched

On June 7, the new U-M Robotics Department announced that its undergraduate program in robotics has been approved is available starting Fall 2022.

Program FAQ