PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC) announced that is expanded its support for the 2010 FIRST ® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Championship in Atlanta, Ga., April 15 – April 17, 2010, co-sponsoring more than 30 teams and celebrating mentors. This brings the total number of PTC-sponsored FIRST teams to more than 100 for the year.
Reaching more than 212,000 students in grades K-12 annually, FIRST has designed accessible, innovative, mentor-based programs that build science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills. These programs inspire young people to pursue STEM education and career opportunities as well as help build self-confidence, knowledge and life skills. PTC is a Crown Supplier to the FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®) for the fourth consecutive year and the official CAD and Collaboration Sponsor to the FIRST ® Tech Challenge (FTC®) for the second year, providing free software, including Pro/ENGINEER®, Mathcad®, Windchill® and ProductView®, to participating teams.
At this year’s Championship, PTC’s booth in the pit area celebrates FIRST mentors, recognizing the program’s 90,000 volunteers who have had the greatest impact on the students. In addition, mentors can visit the PTC booth to capture their most memorable FIRST moments on video and receive a special recognition pin. The PTC showcase within the booth will also allow visitors to learn how their team can use PTC software to quickly build a more competitive robot and communicate more effectively among team members. This is the same software that is used by over 25,000 leading manufacturing companies around the world.
Teams sponsored by PTC at the Championship include FRC teams Team 1519 Mechanical Mayhem of New Hampshire, Team 2574 the RoboHuskie of Minnesota, Team 1902 the Exploding Bacon of Florida, Team 2775 Liberty Robotics of Tennessee and Team 2834, the Bionic Barons of Michigan. FTC teams include Team 93 Deep Run High School of Virginia, Team 154 Renegade of Rhode Island and two teams from Chaffee High School (3620 and 3621) of Missouri as well as FLL Team 749 the Newton RoboKnights of Massachusetts.
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