We are the Marquette area, high school-level, FIRST
Robotics Competition Team. Cold Logic encompasses the Marquette Area Public Schools, Marquette home schools, and
North Star Academy.
We compete in the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) with 52,000+ other teams worldwide. Every
year, FIRST- our parent foundation- provides a challenge and rule book that we must build a
robot around. The robot must be built in only six short weeks, on a budget, and within
strict size restrictions. Teams then compete with their robots at the district/regional, state,
and international level.
Students not only learn S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math)-
related skills; but also business management, public speaking, event planning, grant
writing, and Gracious Professionalism.
The team's Business Plan (which covers the information below) is available from this link.
Mission and Vision
We strive to innovate and transform our ideas into reality by creating a diverse and
proactive team of local youth and mentors that unites as a family.
It is our greatest goal that students who are a part of Team Cold Logic gain confidence in
themselves, their skills, and their ability to learn from failure. We aim for students to
create lasting friendships and networks not only on their own team, but with members of other teams,
as well as members of our community.
Cold Logic students are encouraged to be creative, free-thinkers. They are encouraged to be
leaders through Student Administrative Positions. And above all,
they are encouraged to be Gracious Professionals.
The students of Team Cold Logic have defined five values that they feel are integral to the
team's success, and that all members should strive to uphold.
Camaraderie is a sense of belonging with one-another. Students recognize each other as
a part of a family, branching out to all their fellow FIRST participants.
Dependability means that all team members are responsible for their contribution to
the team. This value is measured through the team's
Gantt charts, and engineering notebooks.
Ebullience is another word for spirit! Team spirit and passion for FIRST is a must.
Our team loves to cheer at competition and all members are expected to participate.
Grit, or determination to work through any hardships and/or challenges is
important for any activity.
To have Logical Ingenuity is to have a clear thinking process, to be able to
design and engineer a robot well. This value comes from heavy research and planning.
Click here to read about the Vision and Mission of FIRST
Started in 2011, Cold Logic was once just five high school students, the
Marquette Senior High School metals teacher, and two robotics graduates; Cory Walters from
FRC Team 141 Wobot
and Alec Hill from
Team 1625 Winnovation.
With the help of their experienced mentors, Team Cold Logic had a successful first year. They
even won the 2011 Livonia Regional event using their robot, Andy Mark, as well as the Wobot
Favorite Rookie Award.
In the coming years, the team would consistently double in size. More members meant that the
group was able to accomplish even more! The team began planning more outreach events, and
applying for more awards such as the Chairman's Award.
In order to help grow FIRST and push the mission of FIRST in Michigan, Team Cold Logic has helped
start teams in Bark-River Harris, Munising, Gwinn, and Iron River.
2011 Livonia Regional Winner
2012 Niles Regional Winner
2012 Traverse City Regional Safety Award Runner-up
2012 MI State Championship Participant
2014 St. Joseph Regional Spirit Award
2015 Escanaba Regional Safety Award
2015 Standish Regional Creativity Award
2016 Escanaba Regional Gracious Professionalism Award
2017 LSSU Regional Spirit Award
2018 Escanaba Regional Gracious Professionalism Award
Chairman's Award is the most prestigious award FIRST has to offer. Submission for
this award includes the team's Business Plan,
about the team and its members' personal experiences with the team, and finally a video to
tie everything together. At the competition, selected students (the Chairman's
Representatives) must give a presentation directly to judges. The winner of the Chairman's
Award will automatically advance to the State Championship, winning at the state-level
advances the team to the National Championship.
Students Have Fun with Safety
When working with tools and robots, it is imperative to know how to be safe. Over the summer, Cold Logic
students have taken to creating fun safety videos to promote safe behaviors. The students have so far
covered topics such as wearing your safety glasses (and other Personal Protection Equipment),
dressing for the job (no open-toed shoes or baggy close), tying back long hair, and not responsible
behavior around power tools.
Team Cold Logic also held a Safety Workshop lead by the team's safety captain and head mentor. The
workshop was open to the public and covered everything from PPEs
to basic tool usage.
to read the Team Cold Logic Safety Manual.
How to Join
Step 1: Attend a Meeting
Specific meeting times can be found on the Calendar Page,
in general the team meets every Tuesday and Friday, 6:30pm-8:00pm at the NMU Jacobetti
Complex, room 207. All meetings are open to the public, visitors welcome!
Step 2: Complete Paperwork
Student Contact Form
This form provides Team Cold Logic with both the student's and their gaurdian(s) contact
information. There are also questions that give the team incite about their demographic
and impact within the community. The form is available from the following links:
| Google Docs version |
In order to participate in FIRST Events (such as Kick-Off and the competitions), every
student must complete their STIMS
sign up. To do so, go to www.FirstInspires.org
and click Sign Up in the top-right corner.
Complete directions can be found through this link.
If for whatever reason you are unable to complete the online sign-up, you may use
this printable version (PDF)
instead. Note: you must have a new copy of the paper form for each FIRST event.
Become a Sponsor!
Running a robotics team is unfortunately not cheap. Registration alone costs the team
$5,000 (plus additional registration costs if the team advances to the state and
It is our intention that every student is able to participate with no cost to
them personally. As such, each student is asked to raise $1,000 towards the
team's total goal of $40,000.
A complete outline of the team's budget is available from this link.
To donate, please complete the Pledge Form available from
this link. Once
completed the form can be sent to Team Cold Logic via email using
sent by mail to 1203 W. Fair Ave., Marquette MI 49855.