The PTR Group Announces 2017 Support to US FIRST Robotics Competition Teams
The PTR Group has agreed to sponsor five school teams for the 2017 season of the FIRST (For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (http://usfirst.org).
The PTR Group believes that the FIRST Robotics program represents an important investment in our efforts to develop engineers and scientists for a new generation. To that end, we directly sponsor and provide mentors to five separate teams around the country. Our employees freely give of their time and expertise to help guide the students in the ways of professional engineering approaches. These efforts resulted in many of our team's students receiving scholarships to STEM-related programs at various universities around the nation.
The PTR Group is proud to announce that it will continue its sponsorship to five high school teams in three different states for the upcoming 2017 season. The teams are:
FRC #116 - Herndon HS/NASA HQ, in Herndon, VA
FRC #620 - James Madison HS in Vienna, VA
FRC #1296 - Rockwall HS in Rockwall, TX
FRC #2537 - Atholton HS in Columbia, MD
FRC #5338 - Monroe Technology Center in Leesburg, VA
All teams have direct mentorship from engineers who are employed by The PTR Group. In addition to our continued mentorship each team will receive a financial donation, based on need, for the 2017 season. The teams will use the funds for competition registration fees, parts and equipment, and other expenses in the operation of their robotics programs.
Go teams and we'll see you on the field in 2017!