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Designatronics Inspires Future Engineers through Their Community Relations Program

Press Release  |  December 22, 2014  |  New Hyde Park, NY
Stock Drive Products Supports FIRST Tech Challenge

Stock Drive Products Supports FIRST Tech Challenge
New Hyde Park, NY - Designatronics on-going investment in engineering community relations program is illustrated by their support of FIRST Tech Challenge. A recent request for assistance from students attending Lake Oswego High School in Lake Oswego, Oregon gave the opportunity to exhibit commitment to the community.

Founded by Dean Kamen in 1989, FIRST reaches over 400,000 students. FIRST is a group of mentor-based programs that build strong engineering, technology, science and math skills. Designatronics, a provider of engineered mechatronic solutions, shares in their goal to inspire students to think, create and build.

"We are very excited to be able to provide support to this FTC team," says Jacques Lemire, VP, Sales and Marketing. “FIRST provides a unique experience for students. While working with a professional they develop their ability to design and problem solve, building a solid base for future endeavors.”

Stock Drive Products sponsorship of FTC team #8466, Lake Oswego, Oregon has given this group of students the opportunity to bring their design to completion. Through the donation of the mechanical components, which the students had designed into their project, SDP is helping today’s students become tomorrow’s designers and engineers. “We are happy to hear that students are learning to use our website to specify parts for their designs and proud to be able to supply the timing belts and pulleys needed,” says Adele Hager, Director, Stock Drive Products.

FIRST Robotics
UPDATED: 2/10/14

"I wanted to let you know that FTC Team 8466 took the top honor at their first competition and are moving on to the Oregon Super Qualifying Tournament in part due to your generous donation of drive components (the team also ended up buying a few hundred dollars of Stock Drive Products components). The picture above is of the (partially complete) robot where you can see the drive components and a couple of proud kids."

– Jim Rise Mentor, FIRST FTC Team #8466

Congratulations Team #8466!

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