FIRST Championship international robotics contest inspires and challenges students

20-04-2017 | Mouser Electronics | Design Applications

Mouser has announced it will once again be a major sponsor of the FIRST Championship. The company will sponsor the Hall of Fame Exhibit at the title matches, honoring the winning teams with the esteemed Chairman’s Award. Joining Mouser in this sponsorship at the robotics competition are valued manufacturer partners Nordic Semiconductor and ON Semiconductor. The 2017 FIRST Championship will be held in two locations: April 19–22 in Houston at the George R. Brown Convention Center, followed by the second weekend, April 26–29, in St. Louis at the America’s Center Convention Complex. The mission of FIRST is to inspire young people to be leaders in science and technology through exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills. FIRST programs inspire innovation and foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication and leadership. “Science education is at the heart of who we are at Mouser, we are proud to continue sponsoring a program that supports the brightest young minds and future engineers,” said Kevin Hess, Mouser’s senior vice president of marketing. “The FIRST Robotics Competition provides students with a platform for innovation, a chance to solve real engineering challenges, and an opportunity to build character and self-esteem.”


By Electropages Admin