We are seeking sponsorship for the Malverne High School Robotics Team 884 as a part of the FIRSTTM program. We will be providing nearly 40 team members with the opportunity to travel to St. Louis, for our National Championship Competition. Our team needs to raise more than twenty thousand dollars to support this goal.
FIRST is a robotics competition founded by inventor Dean Kamen. FIRST TM, an acronym for “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology,” is an international phenomenon, which pairs high schools with corporate engineering sponsors to build a robot which will compete in a sport-like event. The goal of the FIRSTTM program is to give students hands-on experience working with real engineers, so that engineers and scientists are seen as role models in the same way professional athletes are.
Support of our team offers many benefits to the community. Local students will have the chance to learn and develop many new skills. They will be learning not only engineering and design skills, but will also be developing leadership, business, public speaking, coaching, and communication skills. We are looking to provide these students the necessary skills to become the next leaders in our community and beyond.