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2015 ANNUAL IMPACT REPORT
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“When I gave this thing the name FIRST®, I said ‘It’s all about inspiration. If we don’t change what they’re
inspired by, the world will.’ When I thought about that, it never occurred to me that one of the people who
would end up being inspired is me. By all of you … And I hope that you all inspire each other.”
FIRST Founder, Dean Kamen
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We’ve always been
Our founder, inventor Dean Kamen, has been saying it for over 25 years –
“Our mission is about more than building robots;
we are working to inspire and change a culture.”
FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) — a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public
charity whose mission is to help develop our students into tomorrow’s science and technology leaders
and innovators — uses young people’s interest in, and fascination with, robots as the “honey” to draw
them into a progression of fun, engaging robotics and research programs. In the process, they learn the
importance of team building and mutual respect, gain self-confidence, and develop crucial leadership
and life skills, as well as master much-in-demand STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)
knowledge. They are transforming into tomorrow’s leaders.
Kids building robots is a clever disguise for a rapidly expanding community devoted to altering our
culture into one where scientists and engineers are celebrated and revered on the same level as
athletes and celebrities. Our unified goal is to open doors for all kids so that they may discover new
interests and pathways, leading them to careers in science and engineering that they might never
have considered.
We are extremely proud of the impact FIRST is making on this cultural change. Leaders in government,
media, education, and even the entertainment world, are recognizing FIRST as a genuine gamechanger in the lives of hundreds of thousands of students. They are eagerly embracing our programs
because they have witnessed for themselves that the essence of FIRST is More Than RobotsSM.
Will you join us in making a difference?
Learn the full FIRST story — our vision, reach, programs, and events — at www.firstinspires.org
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STEM INTEREST & SKILLS
*Unless noted, the data represented is the lowest value from the formal evaluations of the programs.
84%
90%
88%
work on the robot
work on team strategy
in FIRST® LEGO® League work
on programming (63% in
FIRST® Tech Challenge; 37% in
FIRST® Robotics Competition)
84%
66%
97%
learn about STEM jobs
make presentations to Judges
88%
88%
more interested in learning
about science or technology
better understand how
STEM is used to solve
real-world problems
98%
93%
increase teamwork skills
increase problem-solving
skills
have FUN!
ULTIMATE IMPACT
75% +
Sources: Brandeis University: Cross-Program Evaluation of FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST Robotics Competition (2011); Evaluation of the 2012-13 FIRST LEGO League Program (2013);
EXPECTATIONS
and More than Robots: Evaluation of FIRST Robotics Competition Participant and Institutional Impacts (2005); FIRST, 2015 Survey of FIRST Robotics Competition and FIRST Tech Challenge Alumni
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A decade of verifiable data shows that exposing kids to fun, exciting FIRST programs
builds 21st century work skills and greatly increases their motivation to seek education
and careers in STEM fields.
EDUCATION, STEM CAREERS
86%
84%
94%
FIRST Alumni are:
more interested in doing
well in school
motivated to take challenging
math or science classes
(FIRST Robotics Competition,
FIRST Tech Challenge)
College Majors:
3x as likely to major in engineering and
4x as likely for women in FIRST to
major in engineering*
Career Expectations:
Nearly
4x as likely to pursue a career
embrace the importance of
in engineering*
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LONG-TERM OUTCOMES
10x as likely to have an
more interested in jobs that
apprenticeship, internship, or co-op job
use STEM
in their freshman year of college*
*Than a matched comparison group
of FIRST Alumni are in a
STEM field (student or professional)
Inspired to learn more?
www.firstinspires.org/about/impact
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Founder’s & Co-Chairs’ Letter
Dean Kamen, Founder
Sheri McCoy, Co-Chair, Board of Directors
Bob Tuttle, Co-Chair, Board of Directors
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To the uninitiated, FIRST may seem like kids just having fun with robots. To those of us devoting more
than 25 years to this work, and to our millions of past and present participants, reality is quite the
opposite. FIRST is so much More Than RobotsSM.
Through the generosity of hundreds of thousands of Volunteers, Mentors, and Sponsors, FIRST offers
young people the world over the opportunity to explore, learn, work as a cohesive team, take on and solve
incredible challenges, and develop personal and professional skills that put them on paths to a successful
adult life. Robots and research involving science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are what they
do. Tomorrow’s leaders are what they become.
Moving into our second quarter-century, we can proudly look back to see how far we have come since
our humble, 28-team beginning in 1989. In 2015, we served more than 39,000 teams composed of
approximately 360,000 kids, ages 6 through 18, in over 80 countries. Along their journey, incredible adults
gave more than 13 million hours, last year alone, of their precious time to guide and support them,
filling over 190,000 Volunteer roles. These astounding numbers continue to grow, in part because we can
cite the concrete impact our Programs have on our students: more than 75 percent of FIRST Alumni are
studying for or working in STEM careers, and female FIRST participants are four times more likely to
study STEM subjects.* We invite you to be inspired at www.firstinspires.org /about /impact.
If we are to continue our growth trajectory, reaching out to ever more students in need of inspiration,
21st-century work skills, and life-changing discovery — including those in underrepresented and
underserved populations — we need your help. What can you do? Commit your organization’s resources
and people. Sponsor one or more teams. On a personal level, become a Mentor, raise funds, or
volunteer in your community. Every contribution counts and every volunteer hour is cherished.
We cannot adequately thank our Strategic Partners, Founding Sponsors, Sponsors, Mentors, Volunteers,
participating School and Program Administrators, Parents, and Teachers. These inspirational people and
organizations selflessly offer their experience, knowledge, time, and resources in the most creative ways.
We salute you!
Kids who dream big, who like to tinker, who need a boost in self-confidence, who yearn for an inclusive,
non-judgmental environment to discover their own talents, who want a chance to make something of
themselves, need all of us working together. We believe the opportunities offered by FIRST should be
accessible to every student and belong in every school. Will you join with us to make that dream come true?
*Sources: FIRST, 2011, Survey of FIRST Alumni; Brandeis University, More than Robots: Evaluation of FIRST Robotics Competition Participant and
Institutional Impacts (2005)
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When I hear the phrase “More Than Robots,” I start thinking about all the ways that FIRST is “more.”
More accessibility Regardless of social or economic circumstances, we offer learning and
discovery opportunities to youth everywhere, with a special emphasis to include girls and youth from
diverse backgrounds.
More connections FIRST participants, young and old alike, build friendships, as well as social and
professional networks, that enhance their lives now and provide life-changing influences and
direction into the future.
More growth Despite our significant reach, our quest is to provide even more opportunities to
become involved in FIRST as a student, Mentor, Sponsor, or Volunteer. Expanding access to our
programs in every way possible is our top priority.
More preparedness Today’s students need sophisticated education that includes more than just
codified knowledge. They need 21st century workforce skills. We’re proud to be a leader in developing
collaborative creative competence in our young people, giving them a better chance for a productive
and successful future.
FIRST touches more people in more ways than any other program I know — kids, who find a safe, fun
place where they can develop and belong; students, whose lives are changed because they discovered
new opportunities; Mentors, whose lives are enriched by working with engaged youth; grateful parents,
whose children earn college scholarship support.
In 2015, we had many more milestones to celebrate, among them the formation of new Strategic
Alliances with the American Society for Engineering Education, The Society of Hispanic Professional
Engineers, and the National Center for Women & Information Technology. Our FIRST Scholarships
program grew to over $22 million in awards made available by nearly 200 Scholarship Providers in the
U.S., Australia, Canada, and Mexico. We’ve launched an initiative that will further embed inclusion within
the FIRST organization and community and improve the diversity of program participants.
In addition, we continue to learn more about the impact of our programs on participants. Findings from
the second year of a longitudinal study conducted by Brandeis University* show that FIRST has positive
impacts on team members’ interest, knowledge, and identity in STEM, as well as their interest in STEM
careers. While both boys and girls benefit from participation in FIRST, the positive impact on STEM
outcomes is even greater for girls. These results support our belief that FIRST is playing a critical role in
inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers.
I gratefully thank everyone who has given their time, talent, resources, and support to help us reach even
more deserving kids than we ever thought possible. I challenge us all to recommit our efforts to reach
out to the millions more who have yet to experience the FIRST opportunity.
* Full report: www.firstinspires.org /about /impact
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FIRST is honored to welcome three long-time
supporters as new Strategic Partners: Bechtel
Corporation, The Dow Chemical Company, and
Qualcomm Incorporated. Thank you!
Outstanding FIRST students were recognized at the White House Science
Fair: FIRST Robotics Competition Team
842 “Falcon Robotics” and Team 5594
“Team Crew”; Girl Scout troop FIRST
LEGO League Jr. Team “Supergirls.”
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A “first” for FIRST: FIRST Tech Challenge
introduced a new, game-changing,
mobile technology platform
for their robot control.
The annual FIRST LEGO League Global
Innovation Award presented by XPRIZE®
celebrated its fifth anniversary; semi-finalists
presented at the FIRST Championship.
2015 FIRST Championship, presented by Qualcomm, expanded to multiple
St. Louis venues, drew 41,000+ attendees (over 900 teams), and hosted
the inaugural FIRST Innovation Faire, featuring tech demos, hands-on
activities, giveaways, and fun for all ages.
SlingShot, a Paul Lazarus documentary, profiles
Dean Kamen’s quest to bring clean water
to the planet, and his devotion to introducing
students to the life-altering career possibilities
of science and technology through FIRST.
Spare Parts, a movie starring Jamie Lee Curtis,
George Lopez, Carlos PenaVega, and Marisa
Tomei, chronicles FIRST students’ famous
underdog robotic victory against college teams
and features robots built by real FIRST teams.
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ROBOTICS
A progression of four programs for ages 6 to 18; gets
young people involved early, developing skills and building
confidence, keeping them engaged through high school.
Robotics
Mentored by professional engineers, teams
compete with 120-pound robots of their own
design in this varsity Sport for the Mind™,
Ages 14-18 (Grades 9-12)
combining the excitement of sport with the
rigors of science and technology.
Students learn to think like engineers
and develop an engineering notebook to
document their progress. Teams develop
Ages 12-18 (Grades 7-12)
strategies, build robots from a reusable kit
Learn from the pros
Game Play
Scholarships
Robotics
Engineering Notebook
Game Play
of parts, and compete head to head.
Scholarships
Guided by the program’s Core Values,
teams build LEGO®-based autonomous
Robotics
LEGO®
robots and develop research projects
Ages 9-16* (Grades 4-8)
*Ages vary by country
based on a real-world Challenge that
changes annually.
Game Play
Research
LEGO®
Teams explore today’s scientific
challenges, then present their research
using a LEGO® model with motorized
Ages 6-9 (Grades K-3)
parts and a Show Me poster.
Simple Machines
Research
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Yohance Salimu
At the 2015 Showcase Presentation during the FIRST Championship in St. Louis, Mentor Tim Wright
introduced a young man from an impoverished Los Angeles neighborhood, who rose to overcome
great odds as “a born leader.” FIRST Alum Yohance Salimu is so much more than a leader. He is an
inspiration to all.
Currently a Cadet 1st Class at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Yohance had it tougher than so many
other kids in South LA’s Crenshaw High School. “My father had a lots and lots of kids, and he had
health issues and my mother had mental health issues, so my brother and I became homeless.”
That’s when Tim and teacher, Urban Reyes,
invited Yohance to join their FIRST Robotics
Competition team. “Tim even offered me a place
to stay at night and food when I was hungry.”
Yohance excelled on the team, becoming
Captain. Tim offered him an internship at
Aerospace Corporation where he worked.
Yohance embraced the opportunity, using
his earnings to pull his family out of a
homeless shelter and onto their feet.
“FIRST helped develop my leadership skills, and the experience helped me gain admission to the Air
Force Academy. I am the man I am today thanks to Tim Wright, Urban Reyes, and FIRST. I one day
hope to mentor kids from my community.”
Yohance Salimu
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FANTASTIC FACTS
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1989
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Year FIRST is founded to
excite young people about
science and technology
Number of teams competing in
the inaugural 1992 FIRST season
Sport for the Mind
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The answer to “What’s FIRST?”
14%
50 U.S. States /
80+ Countries
Growth in number of FIRST
teams over 2014
$22 million+
Scholarship funds available
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Opportunities for a meaningful experience
39,000+
Limitless
33,000+
“Respect for others, being a good sport, sharing what
you’ve learned” (another FIRST core value)
Robots
built in
2015
alone
Number
of teams
competing
in 2015
FIRST
season
13,000,000+
“Competing teams help and
cooperate with each other”
(a FIRST core value)
359,000+
®
190,000+
Coopertition
A growing global phenomenon
Mentor/
Worldwide
Annual
Coach/
youth
Volunteer
Volunteer participants
hours
roles filled
(ages 6
(and
to 18)
counting)
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Grades K-3 (ages 6 to 9)
Students turned into detectives and
researchers to gather information about
how and where learning happens, then built
LEGO® models and created Show Me posters
depicting their journey of discovery
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Accomplishments
Competitions
Noteworthy
Approximately 34,000 6-9
year-olds participated on 5,653
teams in 23 countries, celebrating
curiosity, imagination, discovery,
and teamwork
Nearly 250 regional Expos;
Junior FIRST LEGO League
World Festival Expo
in St. Louis
The Junior FIRST LEGO League
World Festival Expo was
extended to three days, and
grew significantly to include
60 teams from five countries
More Than Learning:
FIRST LEGO League Jr. Team 2814
“Determined Dolphins”
Castle Pines, Colorado
*The Junior FIRST LEGO League (Jr.FLL) program was renamed FIRST LEGO League Jr. in November, 2015.
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“To see these young kids so interested in
helping at this level was amazing.”
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“Determined Dolphins”
2004
3,347
1,448
1,203
1,004
327
125
702
2,147
2,985
4,000+
assist
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
Researched the
Developed
Contributed their
plight of dolphins caught and
ideas for prostheses to
own money to help fund a
often injured in fishing nets,
help dolphins and other
year’s worth a special care
including Winter, a dolphin
injured animals
for Winter at the Clearwater
with a prosthetic tail, featured
in the movie Dolphin Tale
2011
2012
2013
2014
Read the Determined
Dolphins’ full profile at
www.firstinspires.org/determined-dolphins
Marine Aquarium (FL)
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Grades 4-8 (ages 9 to 16)
Teams researched and shared their innovative
solutions to improve the learning experience,
and used a team-designed autonomous robot,
programmed with LEGO® MINDSTORMS®, to
complete “missions” representing how we
gather knowledge and skills
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The Challenge
Accomplishments
Competitions
Noteworthy
Approximately 210,000 9-16 yearolds* on 26,044 teams from over
80 countries participated in this
season’s Challenge
1,124 Qualifying Tournaments,
145 Championship Tournaments,
4 Open Championships;
FIRST LEGO League World
Festival in St. Louis
The 2014-2015 FLL WORLD
CLASSSM season marked
the fifth anniversary of the
FIRST LEGO League Global
Innovation Award, presented
by XPRIZE®, and introduced
live judging for 20 semifinalist teams at the FIRST
Championship
*Ages vary by country
More Than Determined:
FIRST LEGO League Team 4678
“The Braille Boys & Annie”
Cumming, Georgia
Read The Braille Boys & Annie’s
full profile at
www.firstinspires.org/braille-boys-and-annie
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26,044
18,323
“The Braille Boys & Annie”
20,430
CHRISTINE TORRE, Coach
23,748
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200
1,540
5,859
8,847
13,705
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“It’s truly rewarding when you finally see your team
embrace everything you’ve taught them, then turn around
and teach it to other students.”
1998
2000
2002
2004
2006
2008
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
Researched the
Invented Insta-Braille , a
Honored as one of two runners-up in
effectiveness of Braille tools
system that automatically “speaks” a
the FIRST LEGO League Global Innovation
through the National Federation
letter, number, or word when a Braille
Award presented by XPRIZE®; used prize
of the Blind; discovered that 90
symbol is touched, allowing a visually
money to start a FIRST LEGO League team
percent of blind children never
impaired person to learn Braille without
with visually impaired students
learn Braille
the help of a sighted person
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Grades 7-12 (ages 12 to 18)
Teams designed, programmed, and operated
robots to release a cascade of rolling, bouncing
balls, score points dropping the balls into
rolling tubes, and transport the tubes up a
ramp to a scoring platform — all while racing
against the clock!
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The Challenge
Accomplishments
Competitions
Noteworthy
Approximately 45,000
participants (ages 12-18, grades
7-12) on 4,445 teams from 16
countries; eligible for over $16
million in college scholarships
388 Meets, League
Championships, and Qualifying
Tournaments; 63 Championship
Tournaments; 4 Super-Regional
Championship Tournaments;
FIRST Tech Challenge World
Championship in St. Louis
FIRST Tech Challenge
announced the new Android
robotics platform to be used
in the 2015-2016 season. Now
teams will have the power of
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™
technology and add “App
Developer” to their skill sets
More Than Local:
FIRST Tech Challenge Team 3595
“Schrödinger’s Hat”
Fairbanks, Alaska
Read Schrödinger’s Hat’s
full profile at
www.firstinspires.org/schrodingers-hat
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SHARON JOHNSON, Coach
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“Schrödinger’s Hat”
2,779
assist
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799
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1,606
2,093
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“When these FIRST kids from around the world work
together to solve a problem, they are unstoppable.”
2005
DEMO
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PILOT
2006
PILOT
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
Achieved top honors at
Selected by FIRST to help
Earned widespread recognition as FIRST
recent FIRST Championships,
compile an in-depth wiring guide
ambassadors in Alaska and beyond; mentored
including Inspire Award (2015),
to assist other teams with the
elementary students; sponsored FIRST LEGO
Rockwell Collins Innovate Award
technical aspects of outfitting a
League events; fostered connections with many
and Promote Award (2014)
robot, following an impressive
diverse teams at the Asia Pacific Invitational in
conference presentation
Sydney, Australia; enthusiastically embraced the
FIRST “culture of opportunity”
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Grades 9-12 (ages 14 to 18)
Competing Alliances guided team-designed
robots to stack Totes on Scoring Platforms, cap
those stacks with Recycling Containers, and
properly dispose of Litter (pool noodles). All
game pieces were reusable or recyclable at
the end of the season.
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Accomplishments
Competitions
Noteworthy
Approximately 72,500 highschool students on 2,900 teams
from 19 countries; eligible for
over $22 million in college
scholarships
48 District Events; 5 State/
District Championships,
56 Regional Events; FIRST
Robotics Competition
Championship in St. Louis
Inaugural FIRST Robotics
Competition Australia Regional
Event held in Sydney; FIRST
Robotics Competition
Championship expanded from
400 to 600 teams, and from 4 to 8
sub-divisions
More Than Self:
FIRST Robotics Competition Team 597
“The Wolverines”
South Los Angeles, California
Read the Wolverines’ full profile at
www.firstinspires.org/wolverines
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2,900
“We call it SHAREing, which means Showing How
Awesome a Robotics Education can be.”
2,546
2,727
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DARRYL NEWHOUSE, Mentor
“The Wolverines”
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1,501
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1996
2000
2002
2004
2006
2008
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
Contributed over 6,000
Established a partnership
Awarded the prestigious Chairman’s
hours of community service (tutoring,
with School in a Bottle to help
Award at the 2015 FIRST Championship
volunteering, etc.) annually to help
advance technology and construct
for being leaders in transforming their
make a difference in their underserved
environmentally-friendly schools
community and spreading their passion for
community of South Los Angeles
for children in Guatemala
science and technology
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In addition to our Sponsors, Suppliers, and Contributors acknowledged on these pages, FIRST extends its
sincere appreciation to the tens of thousands of Volunteers who generously devote their time and expertise to
FIRST Robotics Competition, FIRST Tech Challenge, FIRST LEGO League, and FIRST LEGO League Jr.
teams and events. FIRST could not achieve the impact it does without this tremendous support.
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Member of the FIRST Executive Advisory Board
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FIRST Senior Advisor
Matching Gift
2014-2015 FIRST Contributors
Corporations and Corporate
Foundations
$1,000,000+
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
(NASA)
Rackspace Hosting
Baltimore Public Schools
Rockwell Automation, Inc.
Rockwell Collins, Inc.
Bank of America Charitable
Foundation, Inc.v
TE Connectivity
Barnet Associates LLC
C.H. Robinson Worldwide
Two Sigma Investments, LLC
Barr Engineering
Cherokee Nation
United Therapeutics Corporation
Bausch & Lomb Incorporated
Chesapeake Energy Corporation
U.S. Air Force
BCHC Child Care
Chesapeake Technology International
Beckman Coulter Foundation
The Chickasaw Nation
Belden Inc.
CIGNA Foundationv
BELIMO Air Controls
Circuit Assembly & Design
Best Buy Children’s Foundation
Cirrus Aircraft
Best Buy Co., Inc.
Cisco Foundationv
BEST Robotics
BFK Foundation, Inc.
Cisco Foundation in honor of
Mark Clifton & Christopher M. Myers
Bilim Kahramanlari
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Bloomin’ Brands, Inc.
Citizens Equity First Credit Union (CEFCU)
Blue Medora LLC
Cleveland County 4-H Foundations, Inc.
Bob Crout Painting
Cleveland Indians
Boca Bearing Company
Cochise Robotics Association
The Boeing Companyv
Colegato Foundation
BOOC
Community Foundation for the Greater
Capital Region
Up to $249,999
100 Black Men of Atlanta Inc.
1E Inc.
Qualcomm Incorporated
3Dconnexion
United Technologies Corporation (UTC)
AAlderink Electric
AAON, Inc.
$250,000 - $999,999
3M Company
Abbott Fund
BAE Systems
Baxter International, Inc.
Bechtel Group Foundation
Bloomberg L.P.
The Boeing Company
Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.
BOSCH Community Foundation
Boston Scientific Corporation
Caterpillar Foundation
Caterpillar, Inc.
Center for Energy Workforce Development
(CEWD)
The Coca-Cola Company
Comcast NBCUniversal
Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.
Corporation for National and Community Service
(CNCS)
Abacus Business Solutions
ABB Inc.
Abbott Laboratories
Accenture
Advanced Technology Services, Inc.
AdvanceTEC, LLC
a.i. Solutions
AKIMEKA
Alabama 4-H Club Foundation
Bottle Rocket LLC
Alcoa, Inc.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento
Alexander & Associates
Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay
Alliant Techsystems Inc. Employee
Citizenship Fundv
BP Corporation North America, Inc.
Allied Automation
AmazonSmile Foundation
American Acrylic
American Energy Partners
Energizer Holdings, Inc.
General Motors Company
Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
Google.org
The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable
Trust
John Deere
Johnson & Johnson
LEGO A/S
Leidos, Inc.
The Medtronic Foundation
Monsanto Company
Motorola Solutions Foundation
National Defense Education Program (NDEP)
NI
Novelis
NRG Energy, Inc.
Pentair Foundation
Pershing Square Foundation
PTC, Inc.
BOSCH
Albany Technical College
American Society of Mechanical
Engineers (ASME)
General Electric Company (GE)
Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.v
Albany Tech Foundation, Inc.
The Dow Chemical Company
Ford Motor Company
Boone County Education Foundation
Boston Consulting Group in honor of
Jim Heppelmanns
American Red Cross
FedEx Corporation
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Amgen Foundation, Inc.
Amgen, Inc.
Amoskeag Terrace in memory of
Claire C. Toohey
Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI)
Anonymous
Applied Materials, Inc.
Archer Racing Accessories
Ariel Investment Company
Arizona Bank & Trust
Bradley University
Bridge Northeast FL
Bright Funds Foundation
Brighthouse Networks
Butler Tool & Die, Inc.
Bylites
CACI, Inc.
California Community Foundation/Disney
Ears to You Grant per Concetta Maratta
California Community Foundation/Disney
Ears to You Grant per Brendan
Radabaugh
Central New York Community
Foundations, Inc.
CETYS Universidad Baja California
Community Foundation of Greater
Chattanooga, Inc.
Community Foundation of Southwest
Washington
Community Foundation of West Chester/
Liberty
Community Health Charities of North
Carolina
Community Management Assistance
Corporation
Community Robotics Learning Foundation
Community Service Council of Greater Tulsa
Computer System Designers
ConocoPhillips Company
Cooper Memorial Library Association Inc.
Corning Incorporated
County of Monroe Industrial Development
Agency
Cox Communications
CPS Energy
Credit Suisse (USA), Inc.
California Community Foundation/Disney
Ears to You Grant per Daniel Richardson
CSC Charitable Foundation
California Community Foundation/Disney
Ears to You Grant per Micheal Sigmund
CUNY Hunter College
California Community Foundation/Disney
Ears to You Grant per Brian Walters
Custom Courier Solutions
cse software, inc.
CUSD (Chandler Unified School District)
California State University Dominguez Hills
Foundation
Custom House ULC Forex
Arkansas Space Grant Consortium
Arkansas State Fairgrounds
California University of Pennsylvania
Dana Holding Corporation
Arrowhead Concrete Works, Inc.
Canal Park Business Association (CPBA)
DataNet Systems
ASCE Southern Colorado Branch
Candor PR
DC Public Schools
Association for Advancing Automation
Cannon Air Force Base
Decatur Education Foundation
AT&T, Inc.
Capitol Technology University
Deep Space Systems Inc.
AT&T United Way Employee Giving
Campaign
Carla Vista Sober Living LLC
Deer Creek Schools Foundation
Carnegie Mellon University
DEKA Foundation
Caterpillar Global Mining, LLC
Dell Givingv
Caterpillar, Inc. - Pittsburgh
Dell, Inc.
CenterPoint Energy
Delphi Automotive PLC
ATI Specialty Alloys and Components
Atmos Energy
Automatic Data Processing, Inc.v
Avnet
D&J Tech Service LLC
Delphi Foundation
In 2015, as part of the FIRST Scholarship Program, nearly 200 Scholarship Providers made
available over $22 million in scholarship opportunities to FIRST Robotics Competition team
members. FIRST Tech Challenge participants were eligible for $16 million of these funds.
The majority of FIRST scholarships are made available by colleges or universities for
enrollment at their campuses; the remainder is made available by corporations, associations, or foundations for use at a selection of schools. The 2015 FIRST Scholarships
are listed on pages 33-34.
To learn more about the FIRST Scholarship Program, or to make FIRST Scholarships
available from your institution, please visit:
www.firstinspires.org /scholarships
Demand Electric, Inc.
ev3 Inc.
Genesis Attachments
The Help Group
Denso Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc.
Eversource Energy Foundation
Genesis Automation
Henderson Engineers, Inc.
Deuce Development Corporation
Everyone Givvs, Inc.
Georg Fischer Central Plastics, LLC
Henkel of America, Inc.
Devon Energy Corporation
Excel Fund
George Mason University
Henny Penny Corporation
Digi-Key Corporation
Exelon Dollars for Doersv
Georgia Power Co. (A Southern Co.)
Discovery Health Sciences Foundation
Express Employment Professionals
Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri
Henny Penny Foundation of the Dayton
Foundation
Disney Worldwide Services, Inc.
ExxonMobil Corporation
Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta
Herman Miller Cares
Dominion Nuclear Connecticut, Inc.
ExxonMobil Foundationv
GitHub
Highwater Ethanol, LLC
DonorsChoose.org
FEI Company
The Gleason Works
Hilton
Dot Foods, Inc.
Felta Multi-Media Inc.
Global Educational Excellence
Hitachi Automotive Systems
Dr. James A. Forrest Career & Technology
Center
Fidelity Investments
Global Foundries
Hitachi Data Systems
Holly Hill Self Storage
DT-New Orleans Airport
FIRST Robotics Competition Team 5269
“Sonic Sci-borgs”
Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.v
Golub Foundation (Pricechopper)
Honda of America Mfg., Inc.
Duke Energy
First Solar Company
Google.org Matching Gifts Programv
Honeywell Aerospace
Duluth Entertainment and Conference Center
First Tech Credit Union
GPA International Travel Services Inc.
Honeywell International Inc.
Dunlap Codding P.C.
Florida High Tech Corridor - UCF
The GRACO Foundation
IBM Corporation
Dura Automotive Systems
Florida High Tech Corridor - USF
Grand Canyon University
IBM Corporation Employees v
E.J. Harrison & Sons
Florida Power & Light Company
Grandma’s Adventure Zone
ICE Foundation
East Windsor Dental Arts
Florida Robotics Education, Inc.
Granite Bench Charitable Foundation
IDEAS Mfg. Inc.
Eastman Chemical Company
Fort Wayne Metals
Grant County 4-H Adult Leader’s Association
Ikonics
Eaton Computer Services
Foster, Murphy, Altman & Nickel in memory
of Claire C. Toohey
Grant Thornton LLP
Inasmuch Foundation
Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of
Commerce
INSPR Media LLC
Greater Texas Foundation
Institute of Technology Foundation at
Utica/Rome Inc.
Eaton Corporation
Eco Team Inc.
Ecolab Foundation
Edgewater Resort & Waterpark
Edward Jones Foundation
EFC Systems
Electronic Arts, Inc.
Elemental Technologies
Embedded Planet
Emerson Charitable Trust
Employees Charity Organization (ECHO) of
Northrop Grumman - Rodney Qualls
Energenecs, Inc.
enktesis, LLC
Environmental Tectonics Corporation
Envision Excellence in STEM Education Inc.
EOT 4-H Federation
ESL
Essentia Health
E*TRADE Financial Matching Gifts Programv
Foundation for East Baton Rouge School
System
Franklin County 4-H Foundation
Institute for Academic Excellence
Freestyle
Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance
Companyv
FTI Consulting, Inc.
Greenspan Foundation
Fulcrum IT Services LLC
Grundy Family YMCA
International Council on Systems
Engineering (INCOSE)
Fusion Jeunesse/Youth Fusion
Haas Automation
Irving Convention & Visitors Bureau
Future Seekers Inc.
Hall Estill
Isthmus Engineering & Manufacturing Co-op
General Dynamics
Hallmark University
ISU/Mills County Extension and Outreach
General Dynamics Advanced Information
Systems
Hamilton AV
Itasca Community College
Hampton Dental Group, P.C.
Itron Community Investment
Hanover Architectural Products
Ivy Tech Foundation
Harding Center for Distance Education in
Bible and Ministry
Jacobs Technology, Inc.
General Electric Healthcare
General Electric Oil & Gas
Harding University
General Electric Power & Water
Harris Corporation
James Madison University College of
Education
General Electric Power Systems
General Electric Transportation
Harris Corporation, RF Communications
Division
General Mills Foundation
Harrison County 4-H Leaders Association
Jefferson Parish Convention and Visitors
Bureau
Hartel’s/DBJ Disposal
Jewish Federation of Greater Metrowest NJ
General Electric Company (GE)
General Electric Energy (Atlanta)
Intel Foundation Volunteer Grant Programv
The Jamar Company
JCPenney
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John Bean Technologies Corporation
Mentor Graphics Foundation
Norwolf Tool Works, Inc.
Progea USA, LLC
John Deerev
Meritor
Novak Technical Services
Progress Software
John Steele Zink Foundation
Metavante Corporation
Nuclear Energy Institute
Public Service Enterprise Group
Johnson & Johnson Ortho-Clinical
Diagnostics
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Nucor
Purdue University
Microchip Employees United Way
NVIDIA Corporation
PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Joint Economic Development Board of
Unicoi County, Inc.
Microchip Technology, Inc.
NYCharities.org
The Quaker Chemical Foundation
Micron
Nypro Inc.
Microsoft Corporation
Ocean Acres Veterinary Office
Qualcomm Incorporated Matching Gift
Programv
Microsoft Corporation Matching Gifts
Programv
Offit Capital Advisors LLC
Quality Sheet Metal & Welding Inc.
Kaua’i Economic Development Board
OGE Energy Corporation Foundation, Inc.
Radio Systems Corporation
The Kenific Group Inc.
Microsoft Corporation Silicon Valley
Ohio County Community Foundation
RAS Communications
Kentucky Engineering Foundation
Friends of Middletown Robotics
The Ohio Educational Outreach Foundation
Raytheon Company
Kerr Foundation, Inc.
Mile High United Way
Ohio Space Grant Consortium
Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems
Kettering University
Miller Family Philanthropy
OK Business Roundtable
RCAL Products, Inc.
Kiamichi Technology Center
Miner’s/Super One
Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission
RCO Enterprises
Kings View Behavioral Health Systems
Kirkpatrick Foundation, Inc.
Minnesota Interactive Marketing
Association
Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of
Science & Technology
Reed Technology and Information
Services Inc.
Kitware Inc.
Minnesota Power Foundation
Oklahoma Christian University
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.v
Kraus-Anderson Construction Co.
MN State High School League
Monsantogetherv
Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors
Bureau
REM “Catch the Dream”
Ladish Co. Foundation
Lake Superior College
Montana State University
Oklahoma State University
Lakeshore Arts Alliance, Inc.
Montclair Fund for Educational
Excellence, Inc.
Oklahoma State University, College of
Engineering
The Research Corporation of the University
of Hawaii
Moore Fans LLC
ON Semiconductor
The Research Foundation for State
University of New York
Lamar
Morgan Stanley Foundationv
OneFire Media Group, Inc.
Resolution Copper Mining
Lear Corporation
Motiva
Oracle Foundation
State of Rhode Island
The LEGO Foundation
Motorola Mobility Foundation
Orbital Sciences Corporation
Ricardo, Inc.
LEM USA Inc.
Mount Dora Library Association, Inc.
Osceola County 4-H Foundation
Riverside Tool & Die Co.
Liberty Robotics Foundation
Mouser Electronics, Inc.
Oshkosh Corporation
Lima Family YMCA
Outerwall
Limoneira
MPECU - Minnesota Power Employees
Credit Union
Robotics Education & Competition
Foundation
Lincoln Laboratory
MRI Global
P&G Foundation
LinkedIn
MSP Communications
Pace Analytical Services, Inc.
Linn Energy, LLC
MTEQ - Manufacturing Techniques, Inc.
Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau
MV Consulting, Inc.
Page County Agricultural Extension
Educational Fund
LMCO Undersea Systems
MVATC
Parker Hannifin Corporation
Royal Plaza, Inc.
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Nacel Open Door, Inc.
Parker Hannifin Foundation
RTE Technologies, Inc.
Lockheed Martin Kelly Aviation Center
NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center
The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
Rubio Premier Motors
Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems &
Sensors
NASA Johnson Space Center
Partners for Community Inc.
S.A. Greenwood Mgmt Resources LLC
The National Center Simulation
Patriarch Partners/I Am Jane
SAIC
Lubbock Boys & Girls Club
National Defense Education Program (NDEP)
Patriots Technology Training Center
St. Jude Medical Foundation
M+W US, Inc.
National Grid
PDF Solutions, Inc.
St. Louis Community College
Macquarie University
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
Peak Analysis & Automation, Inc.
St. Louis Community College Foundation
MadeRightHere
Navistar
Penn State Coop Extension
St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission
Madison County Community Foundation
Incorporated
NetScout Systems Inc. Charitable Giving
Program
Pennoni Associates Inc.
St. Louis Regional Chamber
Pennsylvania State University
St. Louis Science Center
MAGNET the Manufacturing Advocacy &
Growth Network
New Brunswick Education Foundation Inc.
People for Leisure and Youth, Inc. (PLAY)
St. Luke’s
Newfane Circuit Stompers, Inc.
PG&E Corporation
St. Onge Foundation
The Manitowoc Company Foundation
News Corp
Pheasant Hill Foundation
Salem-Keizer Education Foundation
Marathon Petroleum
Nexteer Automotive
Phil’s BBQ of Point Loma, Inc.
The Salvation Army - KROC
Martin Engineering
NH Space Grant Consortium/NASA EPSCoR
Picatinny Arsenal
Samuel Field YM & YWHA, Inc.
Martin Library Association
Nidec Motor Corporation
Pitney Bowesv
San Diego State University
Maryland Space Business Roundtable
Nora Teipen Performing Arts Studios, LLC
The Pitney Bowes Foundation
SASTEMIC
The MathWorks, Inc.
Nordson Corp.
Platt Electric Supply
Saturn Systems Inc.
Mattlin Foundation
North Atlantic Industries
North Carolina State University
The Plexus Corporation Charitable
Foundation, Inc.v
Schaeffler Group USA Inc.
Mattson Technology, Inc.
Maxim Integrated
Northern Door & Hardware, Inc.
Polk State College Foundation, Inc.
School Outfitters
MeadWestvaco Foundationv
Northland Foundation
Presbyterian Health Foundation
Schuylerville Robotics, Inc.
Medtronic, Inc.v
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Prism Technologies Group
Science Foundation Arizona
Meggitt Polymers and Composites
Northwest Maritime Center
The Proctor & Gamble Company
Scottrade, Inc.
Joy Global Inc.
The JPMorgan Chase Foundationv
Lam Research Foundation Fund at the East
Bay Community Foundation
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P&G Engineering Modeling and Simulation
Republic Bank
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rocketfuel
The Roddenberry Foundation
Rolls-Royce North America
Rosetta Resources Inc.
Schneider Electricv
Screen Semiconductor Solutions
Tomkins Gates Foundation
Servergy
Total Facility Solutions, Inc.
Shell Oil Company Foundation Matching
Giftsv
Toyota
Siemens Corporation
Toyota Motor Engineering &
Manufacturing North America Inc.
Sil-Pro, LLC
Toyota USA Foundation
Skillpoint Alliance
TR Electronic
Skills USA
Transamerica
SMC Corporation of America
Trenton Public Education Foundation
Smithfield Foodsv
TrialNetworks in honor of Eric Silberstein
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
(SHPE) Professional Chapter of
Cincinnati
Tripwire Fund of the Oregon Community
Foundation
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
TTI Inc.
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Sacramento Valley Section
TV Azteca SA B De CV
Solidyn Solutions
Sonny’s Enterprises
Sony Corporation
South Florida Science Center &
Aquarium, Inc.
UL
Ultra Motion
United Airlines Foundation
United Health Foundation
United HealthCare Services, Inc.
United Launch Alliance (ULA)
SpaceX
United Way - PCFO
Sparton Electronics
Universal McCann
Spirit of St. Louis Air Show
University of California, Davis
Springfield Urban League
University of Central Florida
SRA International Corporation
University of Cincinnati
SRA International Corporation on behalf of
2014 Service Star Recipients
University of Illinois
SRCTec, Inc.
University of Minnesota College of
Science & Engineering
State Street Foundation
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Stay in Duluth
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Steuben County Literacy Coalition
University of Oklahoma
Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies
University of Southern Indiana
Stratasys
University of Tulsa College of Engineering
and Natural Sciences
SW District Extension of Oklahoma
The Sylvan Laureate Foundation
Syracuse Academy of Science Charter
T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.
T. Rowe Price Foundation
Tampa Bay Robotics Foundation, Inc.
Target
Taylor County 4-H Leaders Association
TDK - Lambda Americas
TE Connectivity Employment Engagement
Fundv
University of Virginia
University of Wisconsin Platteville
Utah State University
UT-Battelle/Oak Ridge National Laboratory
UVAS Foundation
Velcro Industries
The Venture Center
Tennant Company
Thorlabs, Inc.
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundationv
Thunderbolt Hobby & Art
Tiffany and Companyv
Time Warner Cable
current Vice Chair, Abele provides a fresh perspective and
insightful counsel to help FIRST grow and become a recognizable cultural fixture. His contributions, both personally
and through his enterprises — the Argosy Foundation, FIRST
literacy for children, education, and the process by which new
technology is invented, developed, and introduced to society.
Utica Tradewinds Education Center
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State
University (Virginia Tech)
Texas Tech University
A member of the FIRST Board of Directors since 1997 and
Kingbridge Centre — tie in with his dedication to science
U.S. Navy
ViaSat, Inc.
Tesoro Corporation
service in advancing the ideals and mission of FIRST.
Founding Sponsor Boston Scientific Corporation, and the
Teaching Textbooks Inc.
Teradata Corporationv
is the recipient of the 2015 Founder’s Award for exceptional
U.S. Army ROTC
Verizon Foundation
Teradata Cares
Technological visionary and philanthropist, John E. Abele,
UPS Foundation
Teaching Matters, Inc.
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
FIRST Founder’s Award
TRUIST
Southwest Airlines Co.
SubItUp Inc.
FIRST Vice Chair John E. Abele Receives the
Virginia Tech Foundation, Inc.
Visit Duluth
Abele believes that participation in FIRST is an opportunity,
a privilege, and a responsibility. The team grants and
Fundraising Kit he has enabled help level the playing field
so teams can participate that might not have been able to
otherwise, while helping teams foster independence and
self-sufficiency. His support spans the FIRST Progression
of Programs, and beyond, with the funding of scholarships.
Vulcan Spring and Mfg Co.
Wacky Buttons
Waco Historical Society
Walt Disney Company
Walt Disney Imagineering
Ward Petroleum Corporation
Abele relentlessly focuses on preserving FIRST values and
promoting the concept that FIRST is about much More
Than RobotsSM. “It’s not just STEM. It’s not just Gracious
Professionalism®. It’s the integration of all of that,” says Abele.
Booker T. Washington Foundation for
Excellence
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Waste Management
$5,000 - $24,999
Stephen Amorosi
Matthew Berg
Susan Berkowitz
Craig and Barbara Barrett Foundation
Claudia Anderson
Wells Fargo & Company
Family and Friends of James B. Bassich
Marilyn Bernstein in memory of Jesse Laufer
Wells Fargo Advisors
Donald Bossi n
R. Dale Anderson in honor of
Kristin & Scott Anderson
Dennis Anderson
Donald Anderson
Stuart & Marcella Bernstein in honor of
Oleg Kosubevsky
Jeffrey Anderson
Steven Berry Jr.
Scott Andes
Brian Bertrand
Anonymous Donors
Todd Bethel
Anonymous in honor of Sarah Edwards
Alfred Bie
Anonymous in honor of Nicholas Gentile
Theodore Bills
Anonymous in honor of Tim Haughian
Suzanne Bird
Anonymous in honor of Jackson Kerber
Chad Bishop
Anonymous in memory of Jesse Laufer
Brenda Bledsoe
Anonymous in honor of Sarah Anna Le
Roy Bobo Jr.
Anonymous in honor of the Martin Family
E.A. Boesiger
Dennis & Denise Bone
Way Program
Westhampton Architectural Glass, Inc.
Don Bulens
Whataburger
Ursula Burns n
Whelen Engineering Company
The Curtis L. Carlson Family Foundation
The Williams Companies, Inc.
The Williams Foundation
Wishes in Stitches Embroidery
WMS Gaming Chicago
Jane P. Chwick
James Dimon
Donald J. Duet
Thomas & Susan Dunn
Robert Hunt, Michael Pomianek and all
the Shareholders at Wolf, Greenfield &
Sacks, P.C. in memory of Claire C. Toohey
Victor & Patricia Ganzi
Wolfe Architecture & Design
Frank Grossman
Women for a Better Louisiana
Karen & Rick Hargrove
Wonik IPS USA
The Bruce J. Heim Foundation
Woolpert
Marc Hodosh s
Anonymous in honor of Marian Passmore,
Team 233
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Dr. Paul Jacobs n
Anonymous in memory of Claire C. Toohey
The Keough Family Foundation
Stanley & Ann Borowiec
W.W. Grainger, Inc.
Sheri McCoy n
Steven Bose
Xavier University
Marilyn Arko in memory of
Frank A. Brand, Sr.
Xcel Energy
Thomas & Paula McInerney
Scott McKay n
Peter Bower
Xerox Corporation
Ronald Aroesty in memory of
Claire C. Toohey
Xerox Foundation
The Milk Money Foundation, Inc.
Xilinx
Mosher Family Foundation
XPRIZE®
Dennis Muilenburg n
Xyleme, Inc.
Dr. William Murphy Jr. k
Y-12
The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris
Foundation
YMCA of Broward County
YMCA of Michiana
Young Presidents’ Organization, Chicago
Chapter
John Gerbeth
The Gerald Oppenheimer Family Foundation
Robert n & Elizabeth Parkinson
Stephen & Jill Petty
Young Women’s Leadership Network
Anita Pinkham
YouYou Japanese Bistro
Aaron Raphel
Zephyr Engineering Inc.
Sanghi Family Foundation
Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley Foundation
Gary Schermerhorn
Marie & Matthew Schiller
Individual and Family Foundation
Donors
$1,000,000+
Argosy Foundation
$25,000+
Anonymous
Bezos Family Foundation
Brin Wojcicki Foundation
Lawrence & Tami Cohen
William Danforth
Ann & John l Doerr
Walter Havenstein n
The Heinz Endowments
Newman’s Own Foundation, Inc.
Myron Ullman n
Philip Venables
Paul Walker
Joshs & Judy Weston
Thomas J. Sommer in honor of Dean Kamen
Gary l and Diane Tooker Family Foundation
Trio Foundation of St. Louis
Robert n & Lynn Tuttle
James Utaski l
Gregory & Anneliese Wyler
Ronald Zarrella
Up to $4,999
Daniel Abeln
Amber Aceti
Joshua Adelson
Mina Adsit
Susan Agrawal
Ben Agron
Ben Agron in memory of Jesse Laufer
Peggy Agron in memory of Jesse Laufer
Kevin Ainsworth
Mario Albuja
Joseph Allegro
Toomas Allik
Dorothy Altbaum in memory of Jesse Laufer
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Stuart & Marcella Bernstein
Emily Bone
Bovin Family Foundation
Simon Arthur
Stephen Bozak
Simon Arthur in honor of
Big Blue Saw Customers
Brent Braden
Justin Ashtiani
Gary Asuncion
Dr. Stevie and Rene Bravmann in memory of
John Hofer
Greg Auclair
R.J. Briceno
Crystal Aurand
Daniel Singer Bricklin
Scott Austin
John Brigham
Jennifer Axelsen
Rebecca Brodie in honor of John Brodie
Michele Azar
Steve Brodie
Babson Mustard Family
Christopher & Barbara Brody
Graeme Baer
Richard Bronstein in memory of Jesse Laufer
Becky Bailey
David & Lori Brooks
Tom Bain
Allyson Brown in honor of Gail VanEkeren
Emily Rose Bainton
James Brown
Russell Ball
Douglas Bruce in honor of Carolyn S. Bruce
Basavaraj Banakar
Joanne Brustad in memory of Frank A. Brand
Bancroft-Clair Foundation
Nathaniel Buck
Jacob Bandes-Storch
William Buckley
Kelly Banks
Phil Budashewitz in memory of
Claire C. Toohey
Ashleigh Barber
Tom Barn
Jim and Dede Bartlett Foundation
Victor Bauer
Scott Baxter
Lynn Bayard in memory of Jesse Laufer
James Beabout
William Beach Jr.
William and Diana Beaulieu
Jeffery Becraft
Edwin & Dorothy Beland
Vladimir Belinkis
Francis Belizario
Daniel Beller in honor of Marilyn Sobel
Jason Benn
Tom Bent
Jeffrey Braun
Robert Bulmer
Terrell Burch
Cindy Burns
Kyle Burns
Elizabeth Bush
Matthew Buss
Carmen Butt
Lee-Ann Cabero
D.G. Callan
Kathleen Callow
Holly Capobianco
William Carboneau
Dave Card
John Card
Carolyn Carhuff
Tom Carlone
2015 Woodie Flowers Award Winner Puts Students FIRST
FIRST Robotics Competition Mentor, Mark Lawrence, is the recipient of the 2015 Woodie Flowers Award, founded by
Dr. William P. Murphy Jr. to recognize an outstanding engineer or teacher who best demonstrates excellence in teaching
science, math, and creative design.
Lawrence joined FIRST in 2005 as a founding Mentor of Team 1816 “The Green Machine” of Edina, Minnesota, and is known
for always putting students first. He tirelessly devotes his time to mentoring students, reads their emails before those of adult
Mentors or Volunteers, and has helped countless young people — not only on
Team 1816 — pursue their passions and plan their career paths.
Not content until all students across Minnesota have access to FIRST, Lawrence
founded the Minnesota Regional Planning Committee, fueling exponential growth
and ensuring over 56 percent of Minnesota high-school students now have the
opportunity to participate in the FIRST Robotics Competition. He led the charge to
make the program a state-sanctioned varsity sport, with the same recognition as
football and hockey, and works with other states to follow suit.
Lawrence pushes students and Mentors to achieve excellence and raises his
expectations once they are met. The students call Lawrence “our most fervent and
enthusiastic cheerleader. We can’t wait to see where he takes us in the future.”
David Carr
James Cook
Doug Desrochers
Peter Dunn
James Carr
Harold Cooper
Emily-Anne Deutsch
Nagarajan Duraisamy
Alvin Colon Carroll
Jeffrey Cooper
Dale DeYoung
James Durand
Michele Casari in memory of Aaron Casari
The Leon and Toby Cooperman Family
Foundation
Nidhi Dhupati
Terry & Patti Durkin
Sriya Dhupati
William Counts
Terry & Patti Durkin in memory of
Claire C. Toohey
Philippe Couvignou in honor of Team 3647
Richard Di Bona in memory of
Dr. Frank A. Brand
Wendy Covey
Martha Dickey
Connie Crawfords
Adnan Durrani
Reyner Crosby
Stephen Diebold in honor of
Robert Diebold Jr.
Alan Cunningham
H.A. Diep
Teri Ehrenhardt
Roger Curtis
John DiGiovanna
Lawrence Daddario
Jason Dillon
Mitzi and Warren Eisenberg Family
Foundation
Rich Daly
Deborah Dixon
Mark Enzien
Michael Damiani in memory of Susan Ryan
Jeffrey Dobrinsky
Ronald Erb
Samuel Dangremond
Michael Dodd
Robert Evans
Susann Daniels
Ryan Dognaux
Jeffrey Evelhoch
Julie Schramm Dartt
Timothy Donnelly
Carolyn Fagan
Rebecca Davenport
Emma Dorgan
Randall Fahey
Jason Davidson
Irwin & Janet Dorros
Vickie Falzarano
Kenneth & Lisa Davis
Edward Dougherty
Vickie Fedewa
Michael Davis
Kolbo Douglas
Norman Feit
Matt Dawson
James Downey
Brandon Feldman in memory of Jesse Laufer
Ron Deblinger
Dennis Drayer
Ferland Family Foundation, Inc.
Anne Marie DeBoard
The Drexler Family Foundation
Robert Firring
Tanuja Dehne in memory of Philip Crane
James Dubin in memory of Jesse Laufer
Kenneth Fitchhorn
Frank DeLorenzo
Joel Dubs
Erin Fleck
Paul DeMaida
Jay Duchin
Bernard Flynn
Lauren Demski
Patrick & Janis Dunlap
Greg Fodor
Angela Ceglio
Gram Cgre
Ron Chaney
Kenneth Chang
Scott Chase
Ji Chen
Andrew Christe
Gary Christelis
Emily Christensen in memory of Jesse Laufer
Lesli Christie
Li Chunlin
Mickey L. Clagg
Dave Clark
Jane Cleary in memory of Claire Toohey
Robert Clesi
Kellie Cloud
Rebecca Cohen
Angella Coil
Jared Coke
Vincent & Lorraine Colarusso
Vincent Emery Colarusso
Lori College in honor of Griffin College
Tale Walbridge Collins
Cristi Colony
Terry & Patti Durkin in memory of
Scott R. Frock
William Edds
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Charlotte Fore
Larry and Jan Gros
Ellen Jewett in memory of Jesse Laufer
Laura Fox in honor of Laura & Michael’s
Wedding
Gregory Gross in honor of Terry Durkin
Carrie Johnson in honor of Jim Rothrock
Steven & Jonith Grundmann
Judy Johnson
Margaret Frankian
Lori Gruppuso
Kurt Johnson in honor of Jim Rothrock
Graham Freedman
R.J. Haag
Michael Johnson & Elizabeth Barnes
Dorothy Freer
Brett Haaga
Timothy Johnson
David Freifelder
Josh Haldeman & Caroline Alikonis
Zolu Jose
Margaret Lehman in memory of
Zachary Lehman, Mentor, FIRST Robotics
Competition Team 1510 “Wildcats”
Ed Fried
Paul Hanau
M.A. Judy
Bambi Lerner
Phil Friedman
Beverly Jurenko
Raymond LeVesque
Stephen and Fredrica Friedman
Mindy Hangsleben in memory of
T.J. (Thomas) Wirta
Leslie Bender Jutzi
Sean Lewis
J.E. Gabb
Geri Hansen
Suzie Kabeiseman
LHB Foundation Fund
Jamie Gage
Thomas Hansen
Jana Kaelin
Ashley Liles
David Gagliano
David Hardy
Eileen Kaler
Pean Lim
Michelle Gagnon in honor of Dean Kamen
Sheryl Harmon in memory of Jesse Laufer
Pamela Kan
T.C. Lim
Michelle Gagnon in honor of FIRST
Employees
Richard & Carol Harries
Shaun Kane
Linda Lin in honor of Benjamin Miller
Dustin Harrington
Cara Galli
Samantha Lipscomb
Hartfiel Angel Foundation
Menachem Kaplan in memory of
Jesse Laufer
Radha Ganapathy
James & Jennifer Hausch
Collette Kaster
Debbie Garbers
Thornton Lockwood
Barbara Hayes
Daniel Kasun
Thomas Garrett
Luci Locsin
Richard Hayes
L. Robert & Kathleen Kaswell
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Guy Lohman
Laura Hayman
Richard Katz in memory of Jesse Laufer
Anne & Wendell Gauthier Family Foundation
Devin Lombard
Stephen & Lynn Hazard
Earle Kazis
David Gedymin
Michelle Long & Isaac Mishkit
Matthew Heath
Charles Kennedy
M.F. Geil
Dr. Felix Lopez
Trever Houston Hefner
Muhtar Kent n
Geisler Family Trust
Matthew Lorentzen
Juan Herrera
Alexander Kernbaum
Paul Gessler in honor of Sarah Darwin
Vernon Loucks Jr.
R.L. Herron
Judith A. Kersey
Joel Gilbert
Mannie Lowe
Scott Heuler
Ben Kershaw
Angie Gillette in honor of Hal Gillette
Andrew Jackson Lowery
Marillyn & James Hewson
Janette Kinnally
Ben Gilliland
Janice Luchner
Jaimee Mae Hickey
Wayne Kinsey
Camille Chang Gilmore in memory of
Dorothy Fischer
Bruce Ludwig in memory of Jesse Laufer
Steven Higgins
B. Kitchenka
Paul Ludwig
Tuan Hoang
Jill Klausner in memory of Jesse Laufer
Scott Ludwig
Colin Holgate
Gerry Klinglesmith
Ronald Lushing in memory of Jesse Laufer
Jane Gitomer in memory of Jesse Laufer
Janet Honek in memory of
T.J. (Thomas) Wirta
Kathleen & George Klinich
Nicholas Luther
Thomas Glenn
Holly Koblish
Shane Hooker
Jack Goble
Timothy Koch
Dorothy & Gerald Lynch in memory of
Dr. Frank A. Brand
Joseph Houle
Scott Godin
Michael Kohler
John Lynch n
Marc Howard
Richard Gold Jr. in honor of Lily Gold
Steven Korsch
Russell & Tina Lyon
Robert Howard
Alfred Goldstein
Bernard and Carol Kossar Foundation Inc.
Cheryl Maayan
Mark Howland
Jeffrey & Doris Goldstein
Ronda Kozlowski
Frodo Magaiver
Cynthia Howlett-Willis
Mr. & Mrs. Shari Goodrich in memory of
Jesse Laufer
Sharon Krawiec
Vicki Magasinn in memory of Jesse Laufer
Elizabeth Huddle in honor of Martina List
Matthew Krever
Jeanne Maguire
Mark Huey
Jerrold Krivitzky
Richard Maher
Christopher Hughes
The Kunkel Family Foundation
Cristina Mahon
Kent Hughes s
Randall Lam
Heidi Hullinger
Robert Lamaute
John Mahoney & Jeanne Cain in memory of
Dr. Frank A. Brand
Patti Hunter in memory of Jesse Laufer
Jimmy Lambrinos
Mary Pat Hussey in memory of Jesse Laufer
William & Beth Landman
Ronald Iannucci
Michael Lang
Robert Iles in honor of Daniel Whittle
Kendra & Joseph Langevin
Georgia loannou
George Lanigan in memory of
Claire C. Toohey
Paul & Theresa Giordanella
Mark Giordono
Jerry & Paula Gottesman
Daniel Goveas
E. Graham
Mark Grant
J.H. Green
Peter Green
Veryl Greene
Mark Greenlaw in memory of
Shirley Greenlaw
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Kim Le Quach in honor of
Sarah Anne Le (Quach)
Alison Leach in memory of
John “Mike” Hofer
Jason Lee
John Lipsky in memory of Jesse Laufer
Carla Malden and Normal Beil in memory of
Jesse Laufer
The Marcus Foundation, Inc.
Jeffrey Marell in memory of Jesse Laufer
John Marino
Jason Markesino
Vana Gregg
D.J. Iyoob
Mr. & Mrs. John Gregor
James Jacobs II
Glenn Gribble
Mary Jacobsen
Richard Lanigan in memory of
Claire C. Toohey
Eileen Griffee
Sharon Jadrnak
Janet Larsen
S.H. Marshall
Grace Griffin
Jeffrey Jaeckel
Ann Laure
Todd Martin
Michael Grindl
Joel Janke
Mike Lautzenheiser
Michael Martinez
Loretta Grob
Bill Jansen
Pauls & Kelley Lazarus
Gregory Marton & Debbie Seidell
Christopher Grontkowski
Stephen Jelinek & Betsy Wisch
Kim Le Quach
Elliott & Cathy Masie
Gregory Marra
Michael Marshall
Peter Mueller
Kathryn (Katie) Paultre in honor of John Day
Jamie Rich
Diane Mastrorocco
Brian Muirhead
Robert James Richardson
Cristian Mata
Katherine Mulligan
Kathryn (Katie) Paultre in honor of
Linear Technology Corporation
Annick Matherne
Timothy Mushkin
Elizabeth Riley
Susie Mathieus
Tanya Nagatani in honor of
Howard H. Nagatani
Kathryn (Katie) Paultre in honor of Power
Integrations
Kathryn (Katie) Paultre in honor of
Power Systems Design
Hiram Joel Rios
F.L. Massino
Ashwin Mathur
James Matthew
Nancy Matthews in honor of John, Lynn and
Annika
Cynthia Neal-Harris
John Nesi
Cecilia Neumanns
Jason Matznick
Benjamin Ng
Donald May Jr. in honor of Carson Buol
Hop Dinh Nguyen in honor of
Nam and Eugenia
Jeff May in honor of the ECIA Organization &
Debbie Conyers
Ariel Rideout
Leslie Ringling in honor of Mark Gurgol
Marc Pawliger
Cristina Roark
Maggie Pax in honor of Ben Donahue Battery Powered Pickle Jar Heads team
Stephen & Pilar Robert
Maribeth Payton in honor of
Holly Berg-McDonald
Gerard Roche
Glen Pearson
Patricia Meeks Roberts
G.R. Rodgers
Jonathan Rodin
Dr. John & Patricia Nguyen
Jon Pence
Paul Mayfield
Minh Nguyen
Arnold S. Penner Foundation Inc.
Hector Rodriguez-Aviles in memory of
Mr. Sergio Hector Rodriguez Romo
Bart & Cheryl Mayforth
Phuong Nguyen
R. Pereira
Dennis Rogers in honor of Frank Brand
Kathleen McCarthy in memory of
Reggie Cook
Van Nguyen
Pete Pereira
Nicholas Romano
W. Nguyen
Guilherme Peretti
Robert McCarthy
M.D. Romero
Christopher Nichols
Philip Perivolaris
Susan McCarthy
Michael Romero
Karen Nichols
Jordan Perr-Sauer
William McClung
Rosenbluth Family Foundation
William Nicholson III
John Peters
Amy McCoskey
Steven Niemitalo
Kyle Petersen
Rosenthal Family Foundation in memory of
Jesse Laufer
Jonathan McCoy
L. Nimori
Jacqueline Petit
Mark Rosin
Veronica McDonnell
Martin & Marian Nishi
My Thanh Pham
Steven Ross
Debra McDuffie
R.E. Nitschke
Sont Pham
Jillian Leigh Rothwell
Anne McGrath
Jasper Norris
Tammy Pham
L.R. Rourke
Ryan McKeefrey
William Nottingham
David Phillips
Jennifer Roy
Gillian McPhee
Bill Nussey
Traci Ann Vinopal Phillips
Paul Royte in memory of Dr. Frank A. Brand
Arruando Mebezerra
Maxwell Nuyens
Stephen Philpott
Jonathan Rucker in honor of Reid Rucker
Kevin Meier
Marne Obernauer
Robert Philpott Jr.
Edward Patrick Rush
Gerald Mele
Gene O’Brien
Joseph & Andrea Piacentine
M.W. Rushing
Miriam Melnick
Maureen O’Connell
Ashley Pierce
Michael Rusignuolo
John Merry
Edward O’Dwyer III
Kevin Pieters
Russell Charitable Fund
Melissa Messenger in memory of
Charles Paul Messenger
Ms. Sarah O’Hagan
Lorrie Piper
Edward Rust
Microsoft Corporation Employees
Mr. & Mrs. Angel Olmeta in memory of
Jesse Laufer
Elizabeth Plott
The Ryan Family Foundation
Makeda Mikael
Mark Sanfilippo
Christopher Olson
Richard Pogue
Jim Mikel
Lizabeth Sarakin
Lisa Kimi Omori
Michele Polk
George Milks
Dilip Sathe
Teresa On in memory of Jesse Laufer
William Pollock
Mr. & Mrs. Miller
Marjorie Sauer
Catherine Ono
Matthew Pope
Dan & Kimberly Miller in honor of
Scott & Kristin Anderson
Terrence Sauer
Hilary Oran in memory of Jesse Laufer
Alex Poula
Eric Prager
Lois Sayrs
Jennifer Prentice
Kristine Scarpone
Rob & Stacy Pressman
Lisa Schaab
Thomas Propst
David Schafer in memory of Jesse Laufer
Kimberley Prygocki-Jeakins
R.L. Schaffer
Cyril Puthoff
Mark Schemel
Rodney Qualls
Paul Schilling
Linda Miller in honor of Mari & Dan Dawley
Robert K. Ortberg n
Robin Miller in memory of Jesse Laufer
Anne Ortwerth in memory of the
Bridges Family, Stephen Bridges
Scott Miller
Ryan Packham
William Miller
Cynthia Paden
Maureen Mingey
John Mitt
Gregory K. Palm in honor of
Oleg Kosubevsky
Joseph Mollica
W.L. Palmer
Jason Quesenberry
Eric Schimmel
Ed Molyneux
Robert Palmquist in memory of Jesse Laufer
Eileen & Leslie Quick
James Schnur
Charles Monson in honor of the Holly Berg &
Kory McDonald Wedding
Robert Parker
Job Rabinowitz
J.R. Schnur
Robert Parker in honor of the Bushaws
Valerie Radwaner in memory of Jesse Laufer
John Schreiber
Joanne Monty
Kimberley Paul
Kim Raymoure
Gordon Scott
Alex Moon
Kathryn (Katie) Paultre in honor of the
Anritsu Company
Thaddeus Reardon
Nancy Seiler in memory of Frank A. Brand
Patricia Rector
Elizabeth Seufert
Kathryn (Katie) Paultre in honor of
Bria Media
Justin Reese
Neal Shapiro
David Regen
Catherine Shapp
Kathryn (Katie) Paultre in honor of
BWW Communications
Steven & Gail Reinemund
Behrooz Shariati in memory of
Claire C. Toohey
Richard More
Jack Morgan
Therese Moriarty in memory of Sefi Bloch
P.E. Morin
Harry Morrison
Seth Mosier in honor of Mike Mosier
Christina Mowers
Kathryn (Katie) Paultre in honor of
Hufmann Media Sales
Christophe Renaud
David Rich
Peter Sharples
Eric & Mary Sherk
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Young Inventors
Mary Shetterly
Brett Shurman in memory of Jesse Laufer
Joan Sides
F.S. Siegel
Jeffrey Siegel
The FIRST LEGO League Global Innovation Award
presented by XPRIZE® Celebrated 5 Years
This award is designed to encourage and assist FIRST LEGO League teams
to further develop their innovative solutions to real-world problems. For the
first time this year, 20 Semi-Finalist teams presented their solutions to judges
in person during the FIRST Championship in St. Louis. All teams were then
inducted as Global Innovation
Ambassadors, promising to continue their journey of innovation,
share with their communities, and
keep their spark of innovation lit.
Steve Siirila
Paul Silberberg
A.C. Sill
Jason Silver in memory of Jesse Laufer
Michael & Avis Silver
Paul Silverman
Randall & Cynthia Simatic
Kaplan Simons Family Foundation
Christopher Smith
Mark Snow
Andrea Sobel in memory of Jesse Laufer
Marilyn Sobel in memory of Jesse Laufer
Roberts & Kathleen Sobolewski
Julie Soldo
Miriam Somero
The winner and two runners up
were honored at a ceremony at
the United States Patent and
Trademark office in June, 2015.
Lora Sondrol
Eileen M. Span
Allan Sperling in memory of Jesse Laufer
Jason Sproul
Stephen & Tina Squeri
Todd Stablein
First Place winners for the
FIRST LEGO League WORLD CLASS season
“Team Storm” of Terre Haute, Indiana
Lisa Statchen
Invention:
The ROY G. BIV Math System is an app designed to improve the way
children challenged with dyslexia learn new math concepts. This system
keeps digits in place when math is performed, allowing students to easily
spot flipped digits out of a rainbow color order.
Marion & Johnston Stewart in memory of
Graeme Stuart
SM
Milton Steiner
Roseann & Mark Stevens
Linda & Ken Stewart
Peter & Elizabeth Stillmank
Dia Stolnitz
Chelsea Stone
Chelsea Stone in honor of Thunder Robotics
James Stone
Linda Stone
The FIRST Future Innovator Award
sponsored by the Abbott Fund
The FIRST Future Innovator Award launched this year with a new timeframe,
allowing participation by more FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST Robotics
Competition teams in their off seasons. Through the invention of a unique
solution, this award honors creativity and problem-solving. New this year is
having teams apply their
inventing skills to one of
three chosen National
Academy of Engineering’s
Grand Challenges — access
to clean water, advancing
health informatics, or
engineering the tools of
scientific discovery.
Andrew Stoneback
Dean Storgaard
Mr. Eric Strachan
Kate Straus
Martha Stubbs
Karen Sue
W.D. Sullivan
Deborah Sweeney
Joshua Sweetkind
Debbie & David Swenson
Peter Swenson
Aidan Synnott in memory of Jesse Laufer
Joseph and Arlene Taub Foundation
Diana Taylor in honor of North Carolina
School of Science & Math
Richard Teel
Kristiane Teeple
Linda Tenda
J.A. Thalhamer
Roxanne Todor
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Patricia Tolbert
Andrea Winegar
John Towery
Andrew Witman
2015 FIRST CHAMPIONSHIP
SPONSORS
Robert Iles
Bang Tran
Chad Wittrock
Presenting Sponsor
Dean Kamen n
Karen Treff
Michael Woinsky in honor of Alan Woinsky
Kaplan Simons Family Foundation
Nicholas Trent
Pamela Wong
George Lanigan in memory of Claire C. Toohey
Melissa Trepanier
Christie Ann Woodman
Sandy Trissell
Joshua Wright
Richard Lanigan in memory of
Claire C. Toohey
Dana Tupy
Timothy Wright
Program Sponsors
Mucahit Turel
David Wrobel
Energizer Holdings, Inc.
William & Judith Turner
John Wrobel in memory of
Frank Brand, Sr.
FedEx Corporation
Robert n & Lynn Tuttle in memory of
Claire C. Toohey
master QC logo (c:100, m:60, y:0, k:0)
Marc Hodosh s
Lloyd Lee
Lively Group
Minh Nguyen
Van Nguyen
B.P. Wu
Center for Energy Workforce Development
(CEWD)
Paul & Judy Ulland
Trond Wuellner
Google.org
Judith Peritz
Vijay Umapathy
Craig Yanks
Monsanto Company
Ethel Rubinstein
Wesley Urbanik
Lester Yee
NRG Energy, Inc.
Dana & Kathy Seero
Sameer Vachani
Joanne Zhang
United Technologies Corporation (UTC)
Linda Stone
Donna Van Ness
Xi Zhang
U.S. Air Force
Maureen Toohey
Joe Varnell
Elizabeth Zimmer
Gary l and Diane Tooker Family Foundation
Ms. Angela Ventresco
Ryan Zimmer
FIRST Shipping Sponsor
Robert Tuttle n
Angela Volk
FedEx Corporation
Maria Vullo in memory of Jesse Laufer
Anne Ortwerth & Mary Gunter
Jim Utaski l
Josh Weston s
Andrew Wagner
Sponsors
Mr. & Mrs. Vincent s Wilczynski
Dr. Zev Waldman
Abbott Fund
Sandi Willsey
Ellen Walker in memory of
Paul Walker Schaffel
Bechtel Group Foundation
Belden Inc.
2015 FIRST ALLIANCES
The Boeing Company
Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.
American Society for Engineering Education
(ASEE)
BOSCH
Automation Federation/ISA
The Coca-Cola Company
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Comcast NBCUniversal
Girl Scouts of the USA
Dr. William H. Danforth
MIT Alumni Association
Bruce Warner in memory of Jesse Laufer
The Dow Chemical Company
National 4-H Council
T.S. Warner
Edward Jones Foundation
James Watkins
International Council on Systems
Engineering (INCOSE)
National Center for Women & Information
Technology (NCWIT)
Mark Walker in memory of Jim Bollensen
Cheryl Walsh
Nancy Walsh in memory of
Andrew Nicholson
Frank Walter III & Marguerite Walter
Karen Warack in honor of the
Leadership Team
Mark Watts
Barry & Stephenie Weakley
Elaine Webb
Joseph Weber
Beverly Weeks
Vicki Weinsetin in memory of
Jesse Laufer
National Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
Microsoft Corporation
National Robotics Week
Mouser Electronics, Inc.
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
(SHPE)
Nidec Motor Corporation
NVIDIA Corporation
Patriarch Partners/I Am Jane
St. Louis Regional Chamber
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Yale Science & Engineering Alumni
2015 FIRST SCHOLARSHIP
PROVIDERS
Shawn Weisfeld
Scottrade, Inc.
The Weiss Foundation
Southwest Airlines
John Whitaker
SpaceX
Gamunu Wijetunge
Trio Foundation of St. Louis
Platinum ($500,000+)
Timothy Wilczynski
UL
Capitol Technology University
Vincent Wilczynski s
Vulcan Spring and Mfg Co.
Clarkson University
Henry (Hank) Wilde
Wells Fargo Advisors
Florida Institute of Technology
Michigan Technological University
Willett Family Foundation
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Michelle Williams
BART KAMEN SCHOLARSHIP
FUND CONTRIBUTORS
Vicky Williams
John Abele n /Argosy Foundation
University of Advancing Technology
Sandi Willsey in honor of my son Colin R.
Lemen, FIRST Scholarship recipient
Frank DeLorenzo
University of Rochester
Jay Duchin
U.S. Navy ROTC – St. Louis Recruiting District
Jeffrey Wilson in honor of Brandy Menzel
Marcia Smith Fleres
Yale University
Jeffrey Wilson in honor of Lori J. Wilson
Margaret Frankian
Jerry Wilson
Bahi Ghazal
Lee Wilson
Tuan Hoang
Chris Willett
Olin College of Engineering (Franklin W.)
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Gold ($100,000-$499,999)
Temple University
Elbit Systems
University of Connecticut
Bart Kamen Memorial FIRST Scholarship
Fund
University of Cincinnati
Farmingdale State College
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Iowa
Ferris State University
University of Minnesota, Duluth
Boston University
University of Kansas
George Fox University
University of Mississippi
Lindenwood University
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Georgia Institute of Technology
University of Missouri
Merrimack College
University of Portland
Globe University
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Nipissing University
University of Saint Joseph Connecticut
Hallmark University
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Northeastern University
University of South Carolina
Idaho State University
University of New Hampshire
Randolph College
University of Southern California
Indiana State University
University of New Hampshire Manchester
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
University of Texas Arlington
Rochester Institute of Technology
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
(UOIT)
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Vaughn College of Aeronautics and
Technology
Indiana University – Purdue University
Indianapolis (IUPUI)
ITT Technical Institute
University of South Florida
Stevens Institute of Technology
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)
Kansas State University
University of Tennessee Knoxville
Lake Superior State University
University of Texas at Austin
SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Tulane University
Bronze ($20,000-$39,000)
Maryville University
University of Texas at San Antonio
University of Hartford
Adelphi University
Mercer University School of Engineering
University of Toronto
Webb Institute
California University of Pennsylvania
University of Vermont
Bucknell University
Canadore College
Metropolitan Community College - Business
& Technology
College of the Atlantic
Carleton University
Metropolitan Community College - Maple
Woods
University of Windsor
Culinary Institute of America
Carnegie Mellon University
Mineral Area College
Daniel Webster College
College for Creative Studies
Montclair State University
Drexel University
Colorado State University
Murray State University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - AZ
Columbus College of Art and Design
New York Institute of Technology
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - FL
Eastern Washington University
Hudson Valley Community College
Frank Minolli Foundation
New York University Polytechnic School of
Engineering (NYU Poly)
Illinois Institute of Technology
Gordon College
NHTI, Concord’s Community College
Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de
México (ITAM)
Grand Valley State University
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical
State University (A&T)
Western Carolina University
North Carolina State University
Whitworth University
Northern Illinois University
Xavier University
Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs Foundation
Youngstown State University
Kettering University
Lawrence Technological University
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Hofstra University
Molloy College
Northwestern University
Rutgers University
St. Clair College
Silver ($40,000-$99,999)
Sanghi Family Foundation
Arizona State University
Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU)
Bradley University
Texas Tech University
California State University Los Angeles/
Boeing
University of Detroit Mercy
Case Western Reserve University
City College of New York
Fairleigh Dickinson University
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Maryland College Park
University of Massachusetts Lowell Engineering
Oregon State University
Pellissippi State Community College
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Pennsylvania State University
Phil Clancy Memorial Scholarship
Portland State University
Purdue University
Queen’s University
Redstone College
Gates Corporation
University of Massachusetts Lowell Sciences
Harvey Mudd College
University of Washington
St. Louis Community College
Johnson & Wales University
Washington University in St. Louis/Boeing
Schoolcraft College
Macquarie University
William Paterson University
SMaRT Education
Marquette University
York University
Society of Petroleum Engineers
Florida A&M University
McKendree University
Brass (up to $19,999)
Missouri University of Science and
Technology
American Petroleum Institute
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Ohio State University
Oklahoma State University
Pace University
Pacific University
Raytheon Company
Robert Morris University
Seattle Pacific University
Ryerson University
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
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Oregon Institute of Technology
ASME Auxiliary Inc.
Baker University
Boise State University
Central Washington University
DePaul University
Digipen Institute of Technology
Eagle Robotics
East Carolina University
Eastern Michigan University
South Dakota School of Mines and
Technology
Southern California Regional Robotics Forum
(SCRRF)
Southern Methodist University
Southwestern Michigan College
Spring Arbor University
SUNY Potsdam
Texas A&M University Computer Science
Texas Instruments Incorporated
United States Naval Academy
University of Central Missouri
University of Waterloo
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Velcro Industries
Washington State University, College
of Agricultural, Human, and Natural
Resource Sciences
Washington State University - Voiland
College of Engineering and
Architecture
Western University
2014-2015 SEASON
FIRST LEGO LEAGUE JR.
SPONSORS
FIRST LEGO League Global
Innovation Award presented by
XPRIZE®
Founding Partner
XPRIZE
HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V.
YouTech
LEGO GmbH
Brazil
Mellowmessage GmbH
Motorola Solutions Foundation
SESI - Brazilian Social Services of IndustryNational Department
NI GmbH
ABC - Brazilian Science Academy
Partners in Innovation
SAP AG
Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.
Vision Components GmbH
Colégio Eduardo Gomes (Primary and High
School)
John Deere
Bahrain
LEGO® Education
King Hussein Foundation
NI Brazil
Rockwell Collins, Inc.
Jubilee Center for Excellence in Education
John Deere
OBR - Brazilian Robotics Olympics
National Defense Education Program (NDEP)
Belgium
Rockwell Automation, Inc., Brazil
Top Team Sponsors
Stichting Techniekpromotie
(10 or more teams in 2014-2015)
3M Company
ASML
SESI Regional Departaments (9): Amazonas,
Bahia, Distrito Federal, Goiás, Minas
Gerais, Paraná, São Paulo, Rio Grande
do Sul, Rio Grande do Norte
Avans Hogeschool
ZOOM Education
Deltion College
Canada
Program Sponsor
®
In Cooperation with
Edison Nation
The United States Patent and Trademark
Office
Top Team Sponsors
Sponsors in this section are listed in
descending order starting with the
Sponsor of the highest number of
teams.
Rockwell Automation, Inc.
United Technologies Corporation (UTC)
Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.
The Dow Chemical Company
Motorola Solutions Foundation
Sponsors in this section are listed in
descending order starting with the
Sponsor of the highest number of
teams.
Northern Advanced Manufacturing
Industry Group
VOKA (Kamer van Koophandel) Limburg
(Belgium)
Queensland University of Technology
Vrije Univesiteit Amsterdam
Austria
Wageningen Universiteit
Federal Institute of Paraná
General Motors Company, Brazil
National Defense Education Program (NDEP)
Discovery Center Continium
John Deere
2014-2015 SEASON
FIRST LEGO LEAGUE
SPONSORS
Fontys Hogescholen
Rockwell Collins, Inc.
Frencken
Rockwell Automation, Inc.
Haags Centrum voor Onderwijsbegeleiding
Caterpillar Foundation
Founding Partner
Hanze University Groningen
Leidos, Inc.
Heutink
DC Public Schools
Hogeschook Utrecht
GE Healthcare
Hogeschool Vives IWT (Belgium)
Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.
HZ University of Applied Sciences
Motorola Solutions Foundation
IBM Corporation
United Technologies Corporation (UTC)
ISW Poeldijk
GE Energy
Jet-Net
Bechtel Group Foundation
Katholieke Hogeschool Leuven (Belgium)
General Motors Corporation
Kenniscentrum Bèta Techniek
Department of Business, Tourism, Culture
and Rural Development (BTCRD)
(Government of Newfoundland and
Labrador)
The Dow Chemical Company
The LEGO Group
Skills Canada Newfoundland and Labrador
Motorola Mobility Foundation
NFGD
Statoil
PTC, Inc.
NI
Verafin, Inc.
TE Connectivity
POA Valleiregio
Nova Scotia
SAIC
Prowise
Teradata Corporation
Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
Global Sponsors
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Alberta
Alberta Youth Robotics Society
Association of Professional Engineers,
Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta
Association of Science and Engineering
Technology
Edmonton Catholic Schools
City of Edmonton
Edmonton Economic Development
Newfoundland and Labrador
College of the North Atlantic, PPD Campus
Acadia University
Community One
Connell Chrysler Dodge Jeep
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Host Organizations and
Championship Tournament
Sponsors
Australia
ROC Drenthe College
Science Center Delft
Macquarie University
The Natural Sciences and Engineering
Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Sluijs Management
BAE Systems Australia
Nova Scotia Business Inc.
Statoil
Bechtel Group Foundation
Nova Scotia Community Colleges (NSCC)
Stichting DOENK
Cedars Christian College
Pratt & Whitney Canada (PWC)
Summa College
Curtin University
Techniektalent.nu
Province of Nova Scotia – Economic and
Rural Development and Tourism
Google.org
Technische Universiteit Delft
Grace Lutheran College
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Province of Nova Scotia – Labour and
Advanced Education
Granville Boys High School
Trudo Klokgebouw Eindhoven
RBC Corporation (Royal Bank)
King David School
Universiteit Leiden
Ontario
LEGO® Education
Universiteit Twente
Narrabeen Sports High School
Universiteit Utrecht
NI
Universiteit van Amsterdam
Rockwell Automation, Inc.
Saxion
Long & McQuade
Michelin Canada
Durham College
HexBugs
McMaster University
Government of Ontario
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Dominican Republic
Ville de Meudon
Municipality of Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki Concert Hall Organization
Synnex
Fundación para el Desarrollo de las Ciencias
y Tecnología
Ville de Nevers
Nièvre Numérique
ThessPrint
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Design Studio, The Bold Look of Kohler
Ville de Saint Etienne
TV100
University of Waterloo
Familia León-Rivera
Germany
Vikos Zagorochoria
Yves Landry Foundation
Egypt
HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V.
ΧΡΩΜΑ FM 105.8
Québec
Robotics, Technology and Human Resources
Development Association
LEGO GmbH
Youth Foundation of the Metropolis of
Neapolis and Stavropolis
Ontario Power Generation
Qualcomm Incorporated
BMO Financial Group
Bombardier
Brault & Bouthillier
Ministry of Communication and Information
Technology
Commission Scolaire Beauce-Etchemins
Techno Future Egypt
Commission Scolaire de la Pointe-De-L’Ile
Technology Innovation Entrepreneurship
Center
Commission Scolaire de Montréal
Mellowmessage GmbH
NI GmbH
Υπουργείο Πολιτισμού, Παιδείας και
Θρησκευμάτων (Hellenic Ministry of
Culture, Education and Religious Affairs)
SAP AG
Πυγολαμπίδες στο κλουβί
Vision Components GmbH
Haiti
FEDUDEVH
Motorola Solutions Foundation
Commission Scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys
Estonia
Greece
CRSNG
MTÜ Robootika
EduACT
FIRST Tech Challenge Team 6081 “i²robotics”
Emplois Compétences
AHHAA
91.1FM
English-Montreal School Board
A.Le.Coq
Alexander Innovation Zone S.A.
FIRST Robotics Competition Team 384
“Sparky”
Fondation Joseph Armand Bombardier
Büroomaailm
Fondation Lucie et André Chagnon
Eformular
The American Consulate General in
Thessaloniki
General Electric Company (GE)
Energia Avastuskeskus
Groupe Canam
HARIDUS-JA TEADUSMINISTEERIUM
Manac
HASARTMÄNGUMAKSU NÕUKOGU
Ménard Family
Hinnavaatlus OÜ
City of Montreal
HITSA
Réseau Réussite Montréal
Epi-Direct Leda Papadopoulou Communication Experts
HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V.
Kaitseressursside Amet
Robotique FIRST Québec
KÕU
epiloges.gr
Mellowmessage GmbH
Saputo
KUMA print
Ethnos Newspaper
Motorola Solutions Foundation
Université de Sherbrooke
Nutilabor
FM100
NI GmbH
Youth Fusion
ROBOMIKU
Greek Rescue Team
SAP AG
Chile
ROBOTEX
Hellenic Petroleum S.A.
Vision Components GmbH
Saku Läte
hello advertising
Iceland
Škoda Tallinn
ΙΕΚ ΑΚΜΗ - AKMI College
FIRST LEGO League á Íslandi
Swedbank
Inter Brokers - Interbrokers, Insurance
Company
Krumma
Fundación SparkTalents
Bechtel Group Foundation
Inacap
China
Semia Limited
TARTU ÜLIKOOL
Faroe Islands
FIRST Scandinavia
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki School of
Philosophy and Education
AXON Global Education Network
BETA CAE Systems S.A.
e-Charity
Interworks S.A.
Karfitsa.gr
Lakai Marie
LEGO Foundation
Hong Kong
Semia Limited
Hong Kong Youth Federation
Hungary
LEGO GmbH
Nýherji
University of Iceland
Keridis Works Company
India
Kleemann
India STEM Foundation
The Norwegian Public Roads Administration
Municipality of Kordelio-Evosmou
Caterpillar, Inc.
Norwegian Research Council
Livemedia
John Deere
Fundación Global Arte Ciencia y Technología
SKS
Makedonia Newspaper
LEGO Foundation
Czech Republic
Statoil
Makedonia TV
Techtronics Education
HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V.
Tekna
Ministry of Macedonia and Thrace
Indonesia
Eduxe
France
MLS
Mikrobot
LEGO GmbH
Association MEDIO Sciences Environnement
ΜΠΕΛΛΗΣ Κ. & ΣΙΑ Ο.Ε.
ABC Alkaline
Mellowmessage GmbH
Aquitaine Robotics
Nerit 102 FM
Axioo
Motorola Solutions Foundation
Association Arcadie
Olympia Electronics
Cerebrofort & Cerebrovit
NI GmbH
Assomption Sainte Clotilde Bordeaux
THE P&M Printing Fashion Company
Tunjungan Plaza
SAP AG
Ville de Bordeaux
Municipality of Pilea-Chortiati
Israel
Vision Components GmbH
Conseil Général de Gironde
Denmark
Conseil Général de la Nièvre
FIRST Scandinavia
Le Cube (Centre de Création Numérique
Grand Paris Seine Ouest)
Bechtel Group Foundation
The Boeing Company, China
Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Colombia
The Norwegian Directorate for Education
and Training
The Norwegian Public Roads Administration
Norwegian Research Council
SKS
Statoil
Tekna
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The Norwegian Directorate for Education
and Training
ENSEIRB MATMECA (Ecole d’ingénieur)
ISTY (Institut des Sciences et Techniques
des Yvelines)
Jeulin
Jeunes Sciences Bordeaux
LEGO® Education
Print Xpress Company
Radio Thessaloniki
Region of Central Macedonia
Regional Solid Waste Management
Association of Central Macedonia
Science Center and Technology Museum
“NOESIS”
FIRST Israel
Bank Hapoalim
City of Dimona
Ha’Kfar Ha’Yarok
City of Hertzeliya
City of Jerusalem
Seven
City of Kfar Yona
Studio 8 Photography
Meitar Council
SUNSHINE 107.7
Misgav Council
City of Modiin– Makkabim – Reut
City of Nes Tziyona
City of Ra’anana
City of Rehovot
Luxembourg
Motorola Solutions Foundation
The LEGO Group
Stichting Techniekpromotie
National Science Centre (MOSTI)
NI
3M Company
Penang Science Council
NFGD
POA Valleiregio
ASML
Politeknik Ungku Omar, Ipoh, Perak
Robotec
Avans Hogeschool
State Education Departments
Prowise
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Deltion College
Taylor’s University
Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
Tel-Aviv Yaffo Academic College
Discovery Center Continium
Telekom Malaysia Berhad
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
City of Tel Aviv Yaffo
Fontys Hogescholen
ROC Drenthe College
World ORT
Frencken
Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Tapah,
Perak
City of Yerucham
Haags Centrum voor Onderwijsbegeleiding
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP), Perak
Saxion
Italy
Hanze University Groningen
Mexico
Science Center Delft
Fondazione Museo Civico di Rovereto
Heutink
Explora, Descubre Y Crea, AC
Sluijs Management
100-ONE
Hogeschook Utrecht
General Motors Company, México
Statoil
Apt di Rovereto
Hogeschool Vives IWT (Belgium)
Stichting DOENK
ART TEH (Almese - TO)
HZ University of Applied Sciences
Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México
(ITAM)
Caterpillar, Inc.
IBM Corporation
Techniektalent.nu
Istituto Don Milani
ISW Poeldijk
Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios
Superiores de Monterrey - Campus
Toluca
Media Direct srl
Jet-Net
MUTEC – Museo de Tecnologia y Ciencia
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Montura
Katholieke Hogeschool Leuven (Belgium)
Bárbara and Ignacio Navarro
Trudo Klokgebouw Eindhoven
Polo Meccatronica Rovereto
Kenniscentrum Bèta Techniek
Oxford School of English, A.C.
Universiteit Leiden
UCIMU
The LEGO Group
Promedici, S.A. de C.V.
Universiteit Twente
Cfp G. Veronesi
NI
Rockwell Automation, Inc.
Universiteit Utrecht
Japan
NFGD
Montenegro
Universiteit van Amsterdam
FIRST Japan
POA Valleiregio
Young Inventors of Montenegro
Crefus Corporation
Prowise
VOKA (Kamer van Koophandel) Limburg
(Belgium)
Municipality Bar
Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers
Municipality Bijelo Polje
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Wageningen Universiteit
LEGO® Education
Municipality Cetinje Domen
ROC Drenthe College
YouTech
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Elko Tim
Jordan
Rockwell Automation, Inc.
Fleka
New Zealand
Saxion
Mensa Montenegro
Science Center Delft
Ministry of Education, Government of
Montenegro
King Hussein Foundation
Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.
Jubilee Center for Excellence in Education
Republic of Korea
FEST (Feeling and Enjoying Science &
Technology Organization)
C & M Broadcasting, Inc.
Dongseo Culture
FUNERS
LEGO® Education
UL Korea
Kuwait
King Hussein Foundation
Jubilee Center for Excellence in Education
Latvia
MTÜ Robootika
Argus RT SIA
U.S. Embassy in Riga, Latvia
Lebanon
Cedars Cultural School-Education and
Technology Center
Sluijs Management
Statoil
Stichting DOENK
Summa College
Techniektalent.nu
Technische Universiteit Delft
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Trudo Klokgebouw Eindhoven
Universiteit Leiden
Universiteit Twente
Netherlands
Stichting Techniekpromotie
3M Company
Academic Colleges Group
DMXking.com
Nigeria
CODERINA
National Information Technology
Development Agency (NITDA)
SAP
University of Abuja
Norway
FIRST Scandinavia
The Norwegian Public Roads Administration
Deltion College
Norwegian Research Council
Discovery Center Continium
SKS
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Fontys Hogescholen
Statoil
Wageningen Universiteit
Frencken
Tekna
YouTech
Haags Centrum voor Onderwijsbegeleiding
Oman
Malaysia
Hanze University Groningen
VOKA (Kamer van Koophandel) Limburg
(Belgium)
Sasbadi Holdings Berhad
Bechtel Group Foundation - Malaysia
The Institution of Engineering and
Technology (IET)
INFOBALT
Telenor
Kiwi FIRST
Avans Hogeschool
Universiteit van Amsterdam
Nestle
Baltic Orbis
Neckom
Technische Universiteit Delft
The Norwegian Directorate for Education
and Training
CIMB Foundation
Robotikos Akademija
Ministry of Science, Government of
Montenegro
Summa College
ASML
Universiteit Utrecht
American University in Beirut (AUB)
Lithuania
Ministry of Labour and Social welfare,
Government of Montenegro
Rockwell Automation Inc.
Heutink
Hogeschook Utrecht
Hogeschool Vives IWT (Belgium)
HZ University of Applied Sciences
IBM Corporation
KDU University College
ISW Poeldijk
LEGO® Education
Jet-Net
Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA)
Katholieke Hogeschool Leuven (Belgium)
Ministry of Education, Malaysia
Kenniscentrum Bèta Techniek
King Hussein Foundation
Jubilee Center for Excellence in Education
Pakistan
STARfALL (Science and Technology
Awareness and Recognition for All)
GIFT University
LEGO Foundation
Robo Campus
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Palestine
Metrel d.d.
Allianz
Galway Education Centre
King Hussein Foundation
Mint International House d.o.o
Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.
Gatwick Airport
Jubilee Center for Excellence in Education
Rotary Club Ljubljana Tivoli
Borusan
Glasgow Science Centre
Peru
SAP d.o.o.
BSH
HP Labs
Yaskawa Slovenija d.o.o.
Bursa Teleferik
IWM Duxford
South Africa
Caykur
Lambdajam
Tshwane University of Technology
Cocukus
Learn It
Cape Town Science Centre
Damla
Loughborough University
KwaZulu Natal Science Centre
Demirer Holding
Marden CLC
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
DRC
NI
SAP South Africa
FARPLAS
OpenZone CLC
Sci-Bono Discovery Centre
FMB
Parkair Systems
Intel Corporation
TSH Bonisa
Galeri Zilberman
Perkins/Caterpillar Foundation
Quezon Science Interactive Center
University of South Africa
Hacettepe University
Portsmouth University
Poland
Spain
HDI Insurance
Queen Mary University London
REACT Foundation
HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V.
Fundación Scientia
Humanera (Transearch)
Royal Academy of Engineering
Akces
Fundación Telefónica
IBM Corporation
SAP
LEGO GmbH
GMV
Incekara Holding
Satrosphere Science Center
Mellowmessage GmbH
Sweden
Inci Aku
Innova
Sheffield Hallam University
Motorola Solutions Foundation
FIRST Scandinavia
Intel Corporation
STFC Daresbury Laboratory
NI GmbH
The Norwegian Directorate for
Education and Training
Ipragaz
Teesside University
The Norwegian Public Roads
Administration
Istanbul Kultur University
University of Birmingham
The LEGO Group
University of Bradford
Norwegian Research Council
Limak
University of Brighton
SKS
Marmassitance
University of Coventry
Statoil
Opel
University of Kent
Tekna
Orta Anadolu
W5
Switzerland
Ozel Maya Okullari
Walt Disney Company
Philips
Wessex Setpoint
Pinar
Winchester Science Centre
PR Istanbul
United States
Prfit
Adventist Robotics League
Wernher Von Braun IEP S.A.
PRONABEC - BECA 18
Philippines
FELTA Mutli-Media, Inc.
American Airlines/Cathay Pacific
Enchanted Kingdom
Implementing Agency - DepED - Department
of Education
SAP AG
Vision Components GmbH
Portugal
Evoluir21
ARABOT HI-FI, Lda.
Instituto Superior Técnico - Campus
Taguspark
Qatar
King Hussein Foundation
Jubilee Center for Excellence in Education
Russia
Volnoe Delo Foundation
Educatec
LEGO GmbH
Mellowmessage GmbH
Motorola Solutions Foundation
EN+ Group
NI GmbH
GAZ Group
SAP AG
Promar Textiles
Social Innovation Center (SIM)
North American Division Office of Education
Adventist Health
SomaDA
Sacramento Adventist Academy
Teknokta
Southern Adventist University
UBS
Walla Walla University School of Engineering
Uludag Robot Toplulugu
Alabama
Singapore
Vision Components GmbH
Duck Learning
Taiwan
Canadian International School
K Kingdom Inc.
IDA Labs
E SUN ROBOT ASSOCIATION
Infocomm Development Authority of
Singapore (IDA)
Yasar University
Microsoft Corporation
Ukraine
Uludag University
Slovakia
National Science and Technology
Museum
HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V.
NI
Google.org
Anasoft
PTC, Inc.
LEGO Foundation
Eduxe
Thailand
LEGO Ukraine LLC
LEGO GmbH
Gammaco (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
Mellowmessage GmbH
Bechtel Group Foundation
Motorola Solutions Foundation
CPRAM Co., Ltd.
NI GmbH
LACTASOY Co., Ltd.
SAP AG
Vision Components GmbH
Tunisia
Prolego Ltd.
United Kingdom & Ireland
The Institution of Engineering and
Technology (United Kingdom & Ireland)
American School in London
Bechtel Group Foundation
Callington Space Centre
King Hussein Foundation
Caterpillar, Inc.
Zavod Super Glavce Jubilee Center for Excellence in
Education
Dynamic Earth
EFAFLEX INŽENIRING, d.o.o., Ljubljana
Turkey
Epilog d.o.o.
HALCOM Group
Bilim Kahramanlari Dernegi (Science
Heroes Association)
L-TEK d.o.o.
Abalioglu
Slovenia
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HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V.
Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems
International (AUVSI)
FIRST Robotics Competition:
Team 538 “The Arabian Knights”
Team 3319 “Grissom High School”
Grissom High School
Alaska
Alaska Airlines
Alaska Communications
Alaska Development Corporation
Anchorage School District
BP Corporation North America, Inc.
Fairbanks North Star School District
GCI
Juneau Economic Development Council
Lower Kuskokwim School District
Engineering Education Scheme Wales
University of Alaska Anchorage, School of
Engineering
EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacture in
Intelligent Automation
University of Alaska Fairbanks, College of
Engineering and Mines
Ford Motor Company
Arizona
InterCall
Women in Electrical & Computer
Engineering (WECE)
Fountain Foundation
Arizona State University, Ira A. Fulton Schools
of Engineering
General Motors Company Desert Proving
Ground
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Guam
Krafts Foods Group Foundation
LunarG
Andersen Middle School
Mandle Design Creative Services
Intel Corporation
Nan Desu Kan
Guam Department of Education
Motorola Solutions Foundation
LEGO Foundation
Wade & Katherine Sutton
Micronesia Mall
Omron
Raytheon Company
Technetronic Solutions, Inc.
St. Paul Christian School
RLC Sound
SAIC
Trace3
SPAWAR Systems Center, Pacific
SciTech Hands On Museum, Aurora
Time Warner Cable
TerumboBCT
Hawai’i
Scott Air Force Base
Gary l and Diane Tooker Family Foundation
United Launch Alliance (ULA)
Arkansas
U.S. Engineering
Arkansas FIRST Incorporated
Gates Corporation
Connecticut
Arkansas State University Mountain Home
Buck Foundation
Baxter Bistro
Dominion Millstone Power Station
Baxter Healthcare Corporation
Enfield School System
Harding Academy
Springdale High School
FIRST Robotics Competition:
Team 155 “The Technonuts
Team 173 “RAGE”
Team 175 “BUZZ”
Team 230 “GaelHawks”
Team 236 “The Techno Ticks”
Team 558 “Elm City Robo Squad”
Team 1071 “Team Max”
Twin Lakes McDonald’s
Greenwich Academy
University of Arkansas College of Engineering
Ingenuity NE
California – Central
LEGO Corporation of America
HEBCO, Inc.
Hot Springs Intermediate School
Mountain Valley Spring Water
The Science and Technology Group, Inc.
Clovis Unified School District
Northeast Utilities Foundation
Derrel’s Mini Storage
Pfizer Corporation
Fig Garden Rotary
Delaware
Anita Meffley
Delaware State University
Visual Impact Technologies, Inc.
DuPont
California – Los Angeles
The DuPont Chapter of Sigma Xi
Chaffey College
First State Robotics
Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles
Honda Foundation
La Canada Unified School District
Salem Community College
Milken Schools
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Orcutt Union School District
United Way
Rockwell Collins, Inc.
Florida
Temple City School District
California – Northern
Aragon High School
Google.org
Inderkum High School
Intel Corporation
Playing At Learning
Sobrato High School
California – Southern/LEGOLAND®
Applied Medical
LEGOLAND® California
National Defense Education Program (NDEP)/
SPAWAR
OpenProjectsandApps.org
SPAWAR System Command
SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific
Time Warner Cable
ViaSat, Inc.
Colorado
FIRST Robotics Competition:
Team 86 “Team Resistance”
Team 180 “SPAM”
Team 233 “The Pink Team”
Team 386 “Voltage”
Team 801 “Horse Power”
Team 1251 “TechTigers”
Team 1369 “Minotaur”
Team 1592 “Bionic Tigers”
Team 1902 “Exploding Bacon”
Team 3932 “Dirty Mechanics”
Team 4013 “Clockwork Mania”
GE Volunteer Network
Rockwell Collins, Inc.
Friends of Hawaii Robotics/Robotic
Organizing Committee
Hawaiian Electric Industries Charitable
Foundation
Sports Awards
Takeda
TMA Education Foundation
City & County of Honolulu
University of Illinois at Champaign
Honolulu Community College –
Construction Academy
Island Insurance
Weiss Sugar Dvorak & Dusek Ltd.
Indiana
3M Company
Tesoro Corporation
Brickworld
University of Hawaii - College of
Engineering
Exelis
Women in Technology/MEDB
Indiana University – Purdue University Fort
Wayne (IPFW)
Idaho
Markeys Rental and Staging
Ada County Extension Office
Avista Foundation
Boise State University
College of Southern Idaho
Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington &
Northern Idaho
Iowa
Iowa State University College of
Engineering
John Deere
Rockwell Collins, Inc.
Kansas City Region
Holy Family Catholic School
Black & Veatch
Idaho 4-H Endowment
Burns & McDonnell
Idaho Falls County Extension Office
Cerner
Idaho National Laboratory
DST systems
Idaho State University, College of
Engineering
Garmin
Idaho State University, College of
Technology
Honeywell International Inc.
Idaho State University, Electronics
Department
Idaho State University, Energy Systems
Technology and Education Center
Kendall Subaru of Idaho
Micron Foundation
M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust
Nez Perce County Extension Office
Open Lab Idaho
Sandpoint High School
Starbucks
Twin Falls County Extension Office
SAIC
United Launch Alliance (ULA)
University of Idaho Support Services
Walt Disney World Design & Engineering
Washington County Extension Office
Georgia
Illinois
Georgia Tech Center for Education
Integrating Science, Mathematics &
Computing (CEISMC)
Sonoscan, Inc.
HI FusionED
University of Idaho, College of Agricultural
& Life Sciences
The Boeing Company
John Deere
4-Sure Entertainment
Bradley University
Brickworld
Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C.
Arrow Electronics
Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)
Broadband Video
ColoradoGives.org
Georgia Tech School of Electrical &
Computer Engineering (ECE)
Computer Explorers
Phillips 66
Elgin Community College
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Shell
Five Star Audiovisual
Caterpillar, Inc.
Delta Tau Data Systems
Google Fiber
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
KC STEM Alliance
Science City – Union Station
University of Missouri - Kansas City School
of Computing and Engineering
VML
Kansas – Liberal
Golden Plains Credit Union
City of Liberal
Kentucky
Northern Kentucky University
Louisiana
American Petroleum Institute - Delta
Chapter
Hon. & Mrs. Charles Cusimano II
Wendell and Anne Gauthier Family
Foundation
The Bruce J. Heim Foundation
The Faculty, Staff and Students of Holy
Cross School
Intralox
Kentwood Water
Murar Foundation, Inc.
NASA Stennis Space Center
Dr. Sanford Pailet
Perrier Party Rentals, Inc.
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The Schreier-Edisen Foundation
McKendree University
Rich, Wightman & Company
BAE Systems
Society of Petroleum Engineers - Delta
Section
MICDS
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Clarkson University
Midwest Laboratory Robotics Interest Group
New Hampshire
National Grid
Tulane University
Missouri University of Science and Technology
BAE Systems
Northern Machining
University of New Orleans
Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and
Technology
Nashua High School South
PPC: A Belden Brand
Maine School of Science and Mathematics
New Jersey
County College of Morris
St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES
The Pennington Family
Robotics Institute of Maine
Ranken Technical College
Mount Olive Board of Education
Time Warner Cable Company: Connect a
Million Minds
University of Maine, College of Engineering
Kathie Reuter
Rockefeller Group Development Corporation
U.S. Air Force
Maryland
Jerry & Peggy Ritter
Siemens Diagnostics Products
New York – Utica
Rockwell Automation, Inc.
New Mexico
Maine
BAE Systems
Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Rockwell Collins, Inc.
Massachusetts
Raytheon Company
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Michigan
FCA Foundation
FCA US LLC
FIRST in Michigan
Ford Motor Company
General Motors Company
The Saigh Foundation
Black River Systems Company Inc.
St. Charles Community College
Evalumation
Hitechnic-Dataport Systems
St. Louis Cardinals Care Foundation
General Mills Albuquerque Plant
Research Associates of Syracuse
St. Louis Community College
Lockheed Martin/Sandia National
Laboratories
SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Saint Louis University
New Mexico Museum of Natural History and
Science
North Carolina
The Seeser Family
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Siemens Corporation
Office Depot/Office Max
Southeast Missouri State University
OGB Millworks
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical
State University (A&T), College of
Engineering
Spoehrer Family Foundation
New York – Finger Lakes
TE Connectivity
Saint Louis Science Center
Technology Partners, Inc.
University of Rochester
Trenton Technology, Inc.
Duke Energy
North Dakota
Advanced Engineering and Environmental
Services, Inc. (AE2S)
U-Gas Convenience Stores
Valeant
3M Foundation
University City School District
Wegmans
Boston Scientific Corporation
U.S. Air Force
Xerox Corporation
H.B. Fuller Foundation
U.S. Army
New York – Long Island
Magenic
Washington University in St. Louis Engineering
Bank of America - Andy Margolin
Merchant & Gould
The Wolfe Family
Brookhaven National Laboratory
St. Jude Medical Foundation
Missouri – Columbia
Central Islip Public Schools
Missouri 4-H Robotics
Connetquot School District
Mississippi Power Education Foundation
Missouri 4-H Center for Youth Development
LEGO Education
U.S. Army Engineer Research and
Development Center
MORENET
Longwood Central School District
MU College of Education
LuHi Summer Camp Programs
Missouri – Eastern MO – St. Louis
MU College of Engineering
Mineola Public Schools
Montana
University of North Dakota College of
Engineering and Mines
Minnesota
Mississippi
ABNA Engineering, Inc.
®
Bobcat Company
EAPC Architects & Engineers
Greater Grand Forks Convention and Visitors
Bureau
HB Sound & Light
John Deere
Minnkota Power Cooperative, Inc.
Otter Tail Power Company
S&S Promotional Group Inc.
Karen Newman
Advanced Electronic Designs
University of North Dakota Memorial Union
John S. & Natalie P. Alberici
Park Shore Country Day Camp
American Computer Museum
Whalen’s Moving & Storage
Avnet
Plainview-Old Bethpage School District
Billings Public Schools
Xcel Energy
Harry Baker
Sideboard Computers
ExxonMobil Foundation
Cooper Bussman
Sir Speedy – Plainview
Diversified Payment Solutions
Montana State University - College of
Engineering
Jeffrey Stern, Attorney
Holiday Inn - Fairborn
The Doerr Family
Montana State University - Office of the Provost
Vera Bradley - Walt Whitman Mall
The Ohio Educational Outreach Foundation
Electrical Connection
Montana Tech
New York – Mid-Hudson
Rockwell Automation, Inc.
Emerson
M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust
Employees Community Fund of The Boeing
Company, St. Louis
Oracle
Gateway to Innovation (G2I)
Nebraska
Afton Chemical Corporation
Innoventor, Inc.
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BAE Systems
Bricks & Minifigs
Verizon Wireless
Nebraska 4-H Foundation
ITT Technical Institute
Time Warner Cable
James Mulligan Printing
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension
Dr. & Mrs. Ernest G. Jaworski
Nevada
Ohio
ASME - Dayton Section
Adva Optical Networks
The Wright State University
IBM Corporation
IEEE Mid-Hudson Section
The Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
Educational Outreach
International FIRST LEGO League
Oklahoma
New York – New York City
AT&T, Inc.
AB
The Chickasaw Nation
Bloomberg L.P.
Mike Hoy, Mobile DJ
Consolidated Edison Company of
New York, Inc.
Laboratory Robotics Interest Group
FIRST Nevada
Michael Dubnos
Oklahoma State University, College
of Engineering, Architecture and
Technology
Lee Foundation
Garfield Family
Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
Oregon
Lindbergh School District
IBM Software Group
Google.org
Lindenwood University
Knights of Pythias
Pershing Square Foundation
Carol B. Loeb
Micromanipulator, Carson City
Siegel Family Endowment
Maritz
National Security Technology, LLC
Two Sigma Investments, LLC
Maryville University
Partners for Community Inc.
New York – Potsdam
MasterCard Worldwide
Republic Services
Adirondack Energy
Bonneville Power Administration
Electro Scientific Instruments, Inc.
FEI Company
Garmin
Google Data Centers Grants Fund of Tides
Foundation
IBM Corporation
Narragansett Pier Middle School
Rockwell Collins, Inc.
Natrona County School District
Intel Corporation
National Grid
Texas – South/Houston
Nobe, Inc. Screenprinting & Embroidery
Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies
Institute
Navy Federal Credit Union
University of Houston
Pepsi
NE FIRST
Texas – Southwest/El Paso
Anita Pinkham
Oregon University System
New England Institute of Technology
PH Tech
Roger Williams University
Portland Community Media
SAIC
Rockwell Collins, Inc.
Salve Regina University
Techatronix
Textron Charitable Trust
Timbercon
South Carolina
Vernier Software & Technology
LEGO Foundation
Vista Masonic Lodge #215
SAIC
Pennsylvania – Northwest
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Eriez Magnetics
Space Naval Warfare Systems Center
Atlantic
Little Caesars
Penn State Behrend - Youth Education
Outreach Office
South Dakota
Pennsylvania – Southeast
Block Productions
Augustana College
Archbishop Wood High School
Creative Kindling
Central High School
Healthy Family/Healthy Youth, Pierre SD
Downingtown Area Robotics
Sioux Falls Public Schools
The Franklin Institute
South Dakota Discovery Center
Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania
South Dakota Robotics Association
Hatboro-Horsham School District
South Dakota School of Mines
The Haverford School
South Dakota Space Grant Consortium
Owen J. Roberts School District
Tennessee - East
El Paso STEM Foundation
Ft. Bliss – Brigade Modernization Command
(BMC)
IEEE EP Professional Section
NI
Utah
Boart Longyear
IM Flash Technologies
Lund Foundation
Gary & Nancy Schmitt
STEM Action Center
University of Utah
Utah Education Network
Utah Educational Savings Plan
Verizon Wireless
Williams
Virginia/DC
Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.
Industrial Medium Software
Tennessee Tech University
Patton Middle School
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
University of Pennsylvania - GRASP
Laboratory
UT-Battelle
Pennsylvania – Southwest Central
Tennessee - West
Leidos, Inc.
CBM - Business Machines
Institute of Electrical and Electronic
Engineers (IEEE)
Community Foundation for Alleghenies
Smith & Nephew
Galliker Dairy Company
Tennessee Society of Professional
Engineers (TSPE)
Goodwill Industries of the Conemaugh Valley
Greater Johnstown Career and Technology
Center
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
Lift Johnstown
Texas – Alamo/San Antonio
University of Memphis
Westmont Hilltop School District
Akimeka
Pennsylvania – West
CPS Energy
BrainSTEM Learning
Frost Bank
Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Academy
Lockheed Martin Corporation
NXT Innovations
Rackspace Hosting
Robomatter, Inc.
Time Warner Cable
Puerto Rico
Valero
Holsum
Rockwell Collins, Inc.
SAIC
The United States Patent and Trademark
Office
Turning Points Software
West Virginia
Cherie Bharti
Fairmont State University, College of Science
and Technology
NASA IV&V Robotics Alliance Project
ParMar Stores
Thrasher
West Virginia Higher Education Policy
Commission, Division of Science and
Research
Texas – Central/Austin
West Virginia Space Grant
Metro EDP University
Freescale
Bemis
Rhode Island
NI
Plexus
Active Data Solutions
Panera Bread Co.
Rockwell Automation, Inc.
AIR 4-H
Penske
All Saints STEAM Academy
Wyoming
Silicon Labs
Bryant University/ RI NSF EPSCoR
Skillpoint STEM Council
Dr. Edward A. Ricci Middle School
Spansion
Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative
at Brown University
Tokyo Electron
Liberty
IEEE Providence Section
Igus, Inc.
Kickemuit Middle School
David Livingston
Dell, Inc.
Texas – North/Dallas
ExxonMobil Corporation
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Jubilee Center for Excellence in Education
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration (NASA)
Springside-Chestnut Hill Academy
Oak Ridge Associated Universities
King Hussein Foundation
IEEE RAS Student Chapter
James Madison University
College of Education
College of Integrated Science and
Technology
College of Science and Mathematics
School of Engineering
The School District of Philadelphia
Yemen
Wisconsin
Casper Area Convention Bureau
City of Casper
Casper College
Central Wyoming Board of Cooperative
Educational Services
ConocoPhillips Company
Greiner Motor Company
Natrona County Recreational Joint Powers
Board
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2014-2015 SEASON
FIRST TECH CHALLENGE
SPONSORS
Central and Eastern Europe
Netherlands
Rockwell Collins, Inc.
Central and Eastern European School
Association
EHV365 (City of Eindhoven)
SASTEMIC
Fontys University
Tesoro Corporation
Official Program Sponsor
NOEN, a.s.
KMWE
Texas Workforce Commission
PTC, Inc.
PTC, Inc.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas
China
New Zealand
University of Texas at San Antonio
Bechtel Group Foundation - China
ACG Strathallan
Beijing Ministry of Education
Kiwi FIRST
The Boeing Company, China
Russia
CAD and Collaboration Sponsor
Caterpillar Foundation, China
Chongqing University
NI
PTC, Inc.
Top Team Sponsors
Qinghua University
(10 or more teams in 2014-2015)
Qualcomm Incorporated
Sponsors in this section are listed in
descending order starting with the
Sponsor of the highest number of
teams.
Shenzhen Museum of Science and
Technology
EN+ Group
GAZ Group
Russian Federal Agency of Youth Affairs
Volnoe Delo
South Africa
Benchoff South Africa
U.S. Navy
Whataburger
West Super-Regional
Championship Presented by
Google.org
Center for Energy Workforce Development
(CEWD)
Google.org
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Playing At Learning
Rockwell Collins, Inc.
South China Institute of Technology
Burkett South Africa
Southeastern University
Tshwane University of Technology
Tongji University
Vega South Africa
Alaska Communications
Rockwell Collins, Inc.
France
Taiwan
Alaska Development Corporation
National Defense Education Program (NDEP)
Fondation partenariale Grenoble INP
K Kingdom Inc.
Anchorage School District
The Boeing Company
Fontaine
NI
BP Corporation North America, Inc.
John Deere
Grenoble INP
United States
Fairbanks North Star School District
Rockwell Automation, Inc.
Grenoble-Alpes Metropole
Leidos, Inc.
NI
FIRST Tech Challenge SuperRegional National Sponsors
Juneau Economic Development Council
Abbott Fund
PTC, Inc.
Motorola Solutions Foundation
Région Rhône Alpes
Bechtel Group Foundation
Germany
GE Energy
Heinz Nixdorf Museums Forum Paderborn
United Technologies Corporation (UTC)
Novelis
The Dow Chemical Company
PTC, Inc.
NRG Energy, Inc.
India
Alcoa
PTC, Inc.
Teradata Corporation
Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.
Caterpillar Foundation
TE Connectivity
Best (Picatinny)
Renesas
SAIC
Rookie Team Grantors
Argosy Foundation
Center for Energy Workforce Development
(CEWD)
Bechtel Group Foundation
Caterpillar Foundation
John Deere
PTC, Inc.
Techtronics Education (India), Ltd.
United Technologies Corporation (UTC)
Republic of Korea
C & M Broadcasting, Inc.
FUNERS
Novelis
Alaska
Alaska Airlines
GCI
Center for Energy Workforce Development
(CEWD)
Lower Kuskokwim School District
Rockwell Collins, Inc.
University of Alaska Anchorage, School of
Engineering
East Super-Regional
Championship
BW Tek
North Slope Borough School District
University of Alaska Fairbanks, College of
Engineering and Mines
Center for Energy Workforce Development
(CEWD)
Arizona
Kerith Foundation
Bioscience High School
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Cesar Chavez High School
Rockwell Collins, Inc.
Coconino High School
North Super-Regional
Championship Presented by
Rockwell Collins, Inc.
Estrella Foothills High School
Center for Energy Workforce Development
(CEWD)
Greater Des Moines Partnership
John Deere
Kinze Manufacturing
Rockwell Collins, Inc.
Alcoa Foundation
Findlay Toyota
FIRST Robotics Competition Team 2486
“CocoNuts”
FIRST Tech Challenge:
Team 322 “SciTech”
Team 2844 “Valley X”
Team 3928 “AstroNuts”
Team 5132 “AHERT Ravens”
Team 5138 “AHERT Ravens”
Team 5661 “EFHS Wolves”
Team 6422 “Green Dragons”
DEKA Foundation
Qualcomm Incorporated
FedEx Corporation
U.S. Embassy Seoul
The LEGO Group
Mexico
United Therapeutics Corporation
Centro Nacional de Actualizacion Docente
AKIMEKA
Tournament Sponsors
Australia
Fundación Azteca de Grupo Salinas
Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.
Arkansas FIRST Incorporated
Fundación Televisa
Entergy
Bechtel Group Foundation
Instituto Tecnológico Autónoma de
México (ITAM)
Center for Energy Workforce Development
(CEWD)
Macquarie University
NI
Canada
Alberta
Husky Energy École Maurice-Lavallée
Conseil scolaire Centre-Nord
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Agency for Strategic Initiatives
U.S. Air Force
University of Iowa College of Engineering
South Super-Regional
Championship
Menual School
Arkansas
CPS Energy
FIRST Robotics Competition Team 16
“Bomb Squad”
Rockwell Automation, Inc.
Graebel Van Lines
McDonald’s: Mountain Home
Secretaria de Economia
Hallmark University
Mountain Home Public Schools
Secretaria de Educacion Publica
NI
Twin Lakes Community Foundation
Prism Technologies Group
California, Los Angeles
Rackspace
Rockwell Collins, Inc.
California, Northern
Clear Channel
Arlington High School
MICDS
Intel Corporation
FedEx Corporation
Draper Laboratory
Playing At Learning
Hawai’i Academy of Science
Lexington High School
Missouri University of Science and
Technology
Colorado
Hawai’i Self Storage
Milton Public Schools
MRI Global
Matson
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Partners for Progress of Greater St. Charles
McDonald’s
Needham High School
Ranken Technical College
Midweek
PTC, Inc.
Kathie Reuter
MW Group, Ltd.
Ursuline Academy
River City Robots
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Michigan
Rockwood School District
Oceanic Time Warner Cable
Applied Manufacturing Technologies
Rolla School District
Star Advertiser
Comau
St. Charles Community College
Starn, O’Toole, Marcus & Fisher
Consumers Energy
St. Charles West High School
University of Hawai’i
Ford Motor Company
St. Louis Community College Foundation
Idaho
General Electric Aviation
Micron Foundation
General Motors Company
St. Louis Community College – Florissant
Valley
Gorman’s
PTC, Inc.
University of Idaho, College of Agricultural &
Life Sciences Extension 4-H
Sam’s Club
University of Idaho Support Services
State of Michigan Dept. of Education
Solicon Technologies
Illinois
Minnesota
Adams County School District
Ball Corporation
Colorado Cotton Mine
Colorado Mountain College
Colorado STEM Education
Douglas County School District
Google.org
Krispy Kreme Donuts
LAUNCH 4 Education
Mimi’s Cafe
Office Depot
Prospect Ridge Academy
PTC, Inc.
St. Louis Community College – Forest Park
St. Louis Community College – Meramec
St. Louis Convention and Visitors
Commission
St. Margaret of Scotland
Starbucks
Baxter International, Inc.
United Launch Alliance (ULA)
FIRST Illinois Robotics
St. Jude Medical Foundation
Weld RE-4 District
Google.org
Stratasys
Wolf Robotics
Motorola Solutions Foundation
UMKC - School of Computing and
Engineering
Connecticut
Navistar
University of Minnesota College of Science
and Engineering
University City School District
Indiana
Barnet Associates LLC
4-H
Mississippi
Copiah-Lincoln Community College
VML
Greens Farms Academy
Indiana Virtual Professionals
Delta Health Alliance
The Wolfe Family
Greenwich Academy
FIRST Robotics Competition:
Team 135 “Penn Robotics”
Team 1741 “Red Alert Robotics”
Entergy - Mississippi
Montana
University of Mississippi Center for
Mathematics and Science Education
American Computer Museum
Iowa
University of Mississippi Provost Office
Billings Public Schools
University of Mississippi School of Education
ExxonMobil Foundation
University of Mississippi School of
Engineering
Montana Space Consortium
Anonymous
HomeVision Group
Loomis Chaffee School
Northeast Utilities Foundation
Planet Pizza
The College of Engineering at the University
of Iowa
Pro Shop Solutions
Des Moines Partnership Alliance
Ridgefield Screen Printing
Iowa Governors STEM Advisory Council
Delaware
John Deere
Boston Scientific Corporation
Missouri
Southeast Missouri State University
U.S. Engineering
Advanced Electronic Designs
Montana State University - College of
Engineering
Agilent
Kinze Manufacturing
APWA – American Public Works Association
Montana State University - Office of the
Provost
Axalta Coating Systems
Rockwell Collins, Inc.
Bishop DuBourg High School
Montana Tech
Delaware State University
Kentucky
Black & Veatch
Oracle
Blue Scope
Verizon Wireless
Burns & McDonnell
Nebraska
DuPont CCRE
Alcoa Foundation
DuPont Engineering
AMTEC
First State Robotics
Domino’s Pizza
Honda Foundation
Domtar
Florida
Rockwell Collins, Inc.
Owensboro Community and Technical
College
Saint Leo University
Time Warner Cable
Tampa Bay Robotics Foundation, Inc.
Maryland
ABNA Engineering
Camdenton School District
Cerner
Destination St. Louis
The Doerr Family
Nebraska 4-H Foundation
Time Warner Cable
University of Nebraska - Lincoln College of
Engineering
DST Systems
University of Nebraska - Lincoln 4-H
Extension
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Emerson
Nevada
Alcoa
Capitol Technology University
FIRST Nevada
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Community Foundation of Howard County
Employees Community Fund of The Boeing
Company, St. Louis
GeorgiaFIRST Robotics
General Dynamics Advanced Information
Systems
Garmin
H&J Hoppert
Gateway to Innovation (G2I)
Jensen Precast Metaltech
Mount Paran Christian School
Johns Hopkins University Applied
Physics Lab
Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri
Paul MacDowell
Southern Polytechnic University
Honeywell International Inc.
National Security Technology, LLC
Leidos, Inc.
Hawai’i
James Mulligan Printing
Northwest Career & Technical Academy
Microsoft Corporation
KCPL
Rich, Wightman & Company
Rockwell Collins, Inc.
Marion Kauffman Foundation
UPS Store 847
Maryville University
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, College of
Engineering
Massachusetts
Mercer
West Career and Technical Academy
Metropolitan Community College Business &
Technology
Kim Womack
Georgia
Kennesaw State University
Ala Moana Hotel
Aston Hotels and Resorts
BAE Systems
Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.
City Mill
Andover High School
General Electric Company (GE)
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New Jersey
Procter & Gamble
PSEG Foundation
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
North America
New York – Hudson Valley
Woodward Trust
BAE Systems
The Albany Academies
Oklahoma
Texas Tech University
Edward E. Whitacre Jr.
College of Engineering
Texas Tech University Equity & Community
Engagement Division of Institutional
Diversity
Kennedy Catholic High School
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration (NASA)
Pace University Athletics Department
Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Utah
Seidenberg School of Computer Science
and Information Systems at Pace
University
Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Foundation
Hill Air Force Base STEM
General Electric Company (GE)
St. John Fisher College
Weatherford Oklahoma City Council (Hotel
Motel Commission)
SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Pennsylvania
Texas Tech University Office of the Provost
Carl D. Perkins Grants
STEM Action Center
Weber State University College of
Engineering, Applied Science &
Technology
Sylvan Learning
California University of Pennsylvania,
California and Canonsburg
Xerox Foundation
Central High School
University of Vermont
Yonkers Riverside High School
CMU National Robotics Engineering Center
Virginia
New York - New York City
Dallastown Intermediate School
AB
Bloomberg L.P.
Emmaus High School
Vermont
Battlefield High School
Bechtel Group Foundation
Best Buy Foundation
Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
FIRST Robotics Competition:
Team 341 “Miss Daisy”
Team 225 “TechFire”
Google.org
Freire Charter High School
CapTech
News Corp
Google Community Foundation
CNBMD
Siegel Family Endowment
Millersville University
Consol Energy
New York - Potsdam
Montgomery County Community College
Dominion
Adirondack Energy
Mt. St. Joseph Academy
GEICO
BAE Systems
Oxford Area High School
Clarkson University
Pennsylvania State University – York
General Dynamics Advanced Information
Systems
National Grid
Peters Township Middle School
Genworth Foundation
New York Power Authority
Shady Side Academy
James Monroe High School
Northern Machining
Temple University
Lindner Foundation
PPC: A Belden Brand
University of Scranton
Lockheed Martin Undersea Systems
St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES
Wissahickon High School
Micron Foundation
Time Warner Cable Company: Connect a
Million Minds
Wissahickon Middle School
Norfolk State University
Rhode Island
Northrop Grumman Corporation
U.S. Air Force
New England Institute of Technology
Orange County High School
Providence Engineering Society
PTC, Inc.
Texas – Alamo
Rockwell Collins, Inc.
Con Edison
North Carolina
TE Foundation
Shell Foundation
North Dakota
AE2S Engineering
Bartlett and Engineering
Bismarck Bombshellz Roller Derby Team
Bismarck Public Schools Career Academy
Bobcat/Doosan
KLJ Engineering
Missouri River Education Cooperative
Succeed 2020 Grant
Boston Scientific Corporation
Capital One Foundation
Akimeka
St. Christopher’s School
Alamo Colleges - Northwest Vista College
Southwest Virginia Community College
CPS Energy
STARS
Lockheed Martin Corporation
T-Cup
Rackspace Hosting
Terra Tech Engineering Services
Texas – Arlington
Traditional Screenprinting
SIM-DFW (Society for Information
Management – DFW)
Rockwell Collins, Inc.
Two-Way Radio
U.S. STEM Foundation
University of Virginia School of Engineering
ND Department of Transportation Engineers
University of Texas at Arlington
College of Engineering
NISC
Texas – Houston
Wisconsin
VCU School of Engineering
North Dakota Career and Technology
Education Department
Hamshire Fannet ISD
Rockwell Automation, Inc.
NASA Johnson Space Center
North Dakota State Engineering Department
Northland Christian School
Ohio
San Jacinto College
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
College of Engineering & Applied
Science
Cincinnati Bell
Texas Workforce Commission
GE Aviation
Texas – Lubbock
Great Oaks Institute of Technology and
Career Development
iSPACE, Inc.
Abell-Hangar Foundation
Anonymous Donor
ASME - Petroleum Division
Frenship High School
Wyoming
Casper College
Central Wyoming BOCES
Greiner
Natrona County School District
NCSD #1
Nobe, Inc. Screenprinting & Embroidery
Pepsi
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2015 FIRST ROBOTICS
COMPETITION SPONSORS
IMI Precision Engineering
WestCoast Products
Inventables
Top Team Sponsors
Walter Havenstein n
Kickoff Sponsors
MaxBotix Inc.
(20 or more teams in 2015)
Microsoft Corporation
Parker Hannifin Corporation, Fluid System
Connectors Division
Sponsors in this section are listed in
descending order starting with the
Sponsor of the highest number of
teams.
Robert n & Lynn Tuttle
Philips Color Kinetics
Ruland Manufacturing Co., Inc.
United Technologies Corporation (UTC)
Josh s & Judy Weston
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration (NASA)
Event Sponsors
Alamo Regional Sponsored By
Rackspace Hosting
National Defense Education Program (NDEP)
AKIMEKA
BAE Systems
Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.
United Technologies Corporation (UTC)
CPS Energy
PTC, Inc.
FIRST in Texas
16 Hertz LLC
Qualcomm Incorporated
Graebel Van Lines
Altium Inc.
General Motors Company
Greater Texas Foundation
Anderson Power Products®
Brin Wojcicki Foundation
Hallmark University
CLIPPARD INSTRUMENT LAB., INC.
Rockwell Automation, Inc.
NI
CTL
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Prism Technologies Group
Eaton’s Bussman Business
Boston Scientific Corporation/Argosy
Foundation
Rackspace Hosting
Tableau Software
TTI Inc.
Vulcan Spring and Mfg Co.
WAGO Corporation
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Silver Suppliers
Suppliers
Crown Suppliers
FedEx Corporation
Electonic Components Industry
Association (ECIA)
The Boeing Company
Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.
SASTEMIC
Freelin-Wade Co.
Leidos, Inc.
Tesoro Corporation Toyota Motor
Manufacturing Texas
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions
Comcast NBCUniversal
University of Texas San Antonio
Intelitek
Caterpillar Foundation
U.S. Air Force
Kent Elastomer Products, Inc.
Bechtel Group Foundation
U.S. Navy
Kepware Technologies
Bezos Family Foundation
Whataburger
Next Gen Robots
TE Connectivity
Novelis
Arizona East Regional
Abbott Fund
REV Robotics
GE Healthcare
Sapa Extrusions North America
Picatinny Arsenal
Bronze Suppliers
Motorola Solutions Foundation
Assmann
BOSCH
Batteries Plus Bulbs
Google.org
Bayer MaterialScience LLC
GE Energy
BOSCH
Friends of Hawaii Robotics
Bourns
John Deere
Coilcraft, Inc.
Medtronic
Comcast NBCUniversal
Teradata Corporation
CUI Inc.
NRG Energy, Inc.
Cypress
Rockwell Collins, Inc.
Delphi Automotive PLC
Walt Disney Company
Diamond Technologies
Amgen Foundation, Inc.
Dove Electronic Components, Inc.
DC Public Schools
Honeywell International Inc.
The Dow Chemical Company
HPE Automation
Heinz Endowment
Law Logistics
Renesas
Littelfuse, Inc.
St. Jude Medical Foundation
Arkansas Regional
Maxim Integrated
News Corp
Arkansas FIRST Incorporated
Mouser Electronics, Inc.
Novelis
Arkansas Space Grant Consortium
NASON
Motorola Mobility Foundation
Arkansas State Fairgrounds
NKK Switches
SAIC
Baxter International, Inc.
NXP Semiconductors
Rookie Team Grantors
Bylites
Orbis Corporation
Anonymous
The Coca-Cola Company
Pelham Plastics
Argosy Foundation
Geisler Family Trust
RoboRealm, LLC
Bechtel Group Foundation
Digi-Key Corporation
Sparkfun Electronics
Ursula Burns n & Lloyd Bean
Harding Center for Distance Education in
Bible and Ministry
Fluke Corporation
Staples
DEKA Foundation
Havabanana Productions
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.
3D Systems
3M Company
AndyMark, Inc.
Bimba Manufacturing Company
BURNDY LLC
The Coca-Cola Company
Cross the Road Electronics, LLC
DS SolidWorks
ebm-papst Inc.
FedEx Corporation
Gates Corporation
igus, Inc.
Innovation First International
Microsoft Corporation
NI
NVIDIA Corporation
PTC, Inc.
Rockwell Automation, Inc.
Diamond Suppliers
Analog Devices, Inc.
Autodesk, Inc.
Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation
EnerSys
Festo Corporation
GitHub
Grainger
Texas Instruments
Xilinx
Gold Suppliers
AutomationDirect.com
BaneBots, LLC
Denso/ASMO North Carolina
Avnet
Craig and Barbara Barrett Foundation
CUSD (Chandler Unified School District)
Microchip Employees United Way
Microchip Technology, Inc.
ON Semiconductor
Sanghi Family Foundation
Science Foundation Arizona
U.S. Army
Wells Fargo & Company
Wishes in Stitches Embroidery
Arizona West Regional
Grand Canyon University
Microchip Employees United Way
Microchip Technology, Inc.
Sanghi Family Foundation
Science Foundation Arizona
U.S. Army
Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau
Novak Technical Services
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RCAL Products, Inc.
RPM
Dallas Regional
Mouser Electronics, Inc.
U.S. Army
SGT
Abbott Fund
William Nicholson III
The Venture Center
Sierra Lobo
Anonymous
Edward O’Dwyer III
Australia Regional
ZIN Technologies
Anonymous in honor of Jackson Kerber
Traci Ann Vinopal Phillips
AarNet
Central Illinois Regional
Atmos Energy
Robert Philpott Jr.
AndyMark, Inc.
The Boeing Company
Greg Auclair
Kevin Pieters
Autodesk, Inc.
Bradley University
Kelly Banks
Michele Polk
BAE Systems
Caterpillar, Inc.
James Beabout
Eric Prager
CSC Charitable Foundation
Citizens Equity First Credit Union (CEFCU)
William Beach Jr.
Jennifer Prentice
Ford Motor Company
cse software, inc.
Steven Berry Jr.
Thaddeus Reardon
Google
Deuce Development Corporation
Todd Bethel
Robert James Richardson
LEGO® Education
Motorola Solutions Foundation
Theodore Bills
Hiram Joel Rios
Macquarie ICT Innovations Centre
PTC, Inc.
Brenda Bledsoe
Patricia Meeks Roberts
Macquarie University
Central Valley Regional
Roy Bobo Jr.
Mark Rosin
Manton Sea-Air
Google.org
Steven Bose
Steven Ross
NI
John Bean Technologies Corporation
Boston Scientific Corporation
Jillian Leigh Rothwell
News Corp
Kings View Behavioral Health Systems
Brent Braden
Jonathan Rucker in honor of Reid Rucker
Madera Unified School District
Steve Brodie
Edward Patrick Rush
PG&E Corporation
Robert Bulmer
Mark Sanfilippo
Bayou Regional
David Rich
Angela Ceglio
Lisa Schaab
Dr. & Mrs. Nick Altiero
Schneider Electric
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Paul Schilling
Family and Friends of James B. Bassich
Chesapeake Regional
Angella Coil
Servergy
CenturyLink
Bechtel Group Foundation
Rebecca Davenport
Christopher Smith
The Dow Chemical Company
Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.
Jason Davidson
Julie Soldo
Entergy
Capitol Technology University
Michael Dodd
Todd Stablein
Anne & Wendell Gauthier Family Foundation
Emerson Charitable Trust
Peter Dunn
Kristiane Teeple
The Bruce J. Heim Foundation
enktesis, LLC
Jamie Gage
Total Facility Solutions, Inc.
Jefferson Parish Convention and Visitors
Bureau
Leidos, Inc.
Thomas Garrett
Philip Venables
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Camille Chang Gilmore in memory of
Dorothy Fischer
Angela Volk
Maryland Space Business Roundtable
Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Christie Ann Woodman
Greater Texas Foundation
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Joshua Wright
Grace Griffin
STEMaction
Ryan Zimmer
Brett Haaga
The Sylvan Laureate Foundation
Geri Hansen
T. Rowe Price Foundation
Dustin Harrington
Festival de Robotique FIRST
Robotics Competition à Montreal
Regional
University of Maryland College Park
Richard Hayes
U.S. Army ROTC
Trever Houston Hefner
Bank de Montréal (BMO Groupe financier)
Future Electronics
Colorado Regional
Scott Heuler
Banque Nationale (BNC) Famille Beaudoin
Arrow Electronics
Jaimee Mae Hickey
The Ball Foundation
Irving Convention & Visitors Bureau
Bombardier Produits Récréatifs (BRP) Groupe
Canam et Manac
Comcast NBCUniversal
Judy Johnson
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Shaun Kane
Gates Corporation
Michael Kohler
GivingFirst.org
Michael Lang
InterCall
Janet Larsen
Commission scolaire de la région de
Sherbrooke (CSRS) UBS
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Mike Lautzenheiser
Commission scolaire de Montréal (CSDM)
LunarG
Andrew Jackson Lowery
Nan Desu Kan
Annick Matherne
Commission scolaire de Montréal (CSDM)
Plan Sud Ouest
Wade & Katherine Sutton
Donald May Jr. in honor of Carson Buol
Optus
Rockwell Automation, Inc.
Kirkendoll Management, LLC
Leidos, Inc.
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Louisiana State Bar Association
NASA Stennis Space Center
National Defense Education Program (NDEP)
U.S. Navy
Buckeye Regional
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland Community College Foundation
Cleveland Indians
Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State University
Cleveland State University Washkewicz
College of Engineering
Delphi Foundation
Embedded Planet
Gilcrest
Great Lakes Science Center
Jacobs Engineering
MAGNET The Manufacturing Advocacy &
Growth Network
Technetronic Solutions, Inc.
Robert McCarthy
NASA Glenn Research Center
TerumboBCT
Amy McCoskey
Nordson Corp.
Trace3
Ryan McKeefrey
OAI
United Launch Alliance (ULA)
Ohio Space Grant Consortium
University of Denver, School of Engineering
& Computer Science
Melissa Messenger in memory of
Charles Paul Messenger
Paragon TEC
Parker Hannifin Corporation
Rockwell Automation, Inc.
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U.S. Engineering
Microsoft Corporation Matching Gifts
Programv
Scott Miller
James Watkins
Cirque du Soleil
Commission scolaire Beauce-Etchemin
Commission scolaire de la Pointe de l’Île (CSPI)
CAE
Commission scolaire Lester B. Pearson
(LBPSB) Hautes Études Commerciales
(HEC) Montreal Université Laval
Commission scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys
(CSMB) Brault & Bouthillier
Concordia University
École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS)
Emplois Compétences Polytechnique Montréal
CRSNG
Fondation JA Bombardier Fondation Lucie et
André Chagnon Bombardier Inc.
Fondation Jeunesse Vie (CGI) Armtex
U.S. Army ROTC
Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.
Delphi Foundation
Fondation Québec Jeunes - CJECN - Réunir
Réussir (R2) Université de Sherbrooke
YKK
City Mill
First Farmers Bank & Trust
Greater DC Regional
FedEx Corporation
Howard County
2 Million Minutes
Hawaii Flower Lei
Indiana University – Kokomo
Accenture
Hawai’i Self Storage
Ivy Tech Community College
Bechtel Group Foundation
iHeart Media
Kokomo School Corporation
Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.
Karai Crab
Marco’s Pizza
DataNet Systems
Matson
Purdue College of Technology
District of Columbia Public Schools
McDonald’s
Region 4 Workforce Board
General Dynamics
MW Group, Ltd.
Rolls-Royce
Harris Corporation
Northrup Grumman Corporation
Rotary Club of Kokomo
Holly Hill Self Storage
Oceanic Time Warner Cable
St. Vincent
Hughes Network Systems
SAIC
INSPR Media LLC - Public Relations
Star Advertiser
Purdue FIRST Robotics District
Competition
Leidos, Inc.
University of Hawai’i
Arni’s
LMCO Undersea Systems
Willows Restaurant
Stephen Baranyk
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Hub City Regional
Cook Medical
Micron
Greater Texas Foundation
Delphi Foundation
WSP Canada
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration (NASA)
Texas Workforce Commission
Indiana Space Grant Consortium (INSGC)
Finger Lakes Regional
Visit Lubbock
Novelis
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Xcel Energy
One Source
Bausch & Lomb Incorporated
Orbital Sciences Corporation
Rolls-Royce North America
Indiana FIRST Sponsors
Purdue School of Engineering Education
Corning Incorporated
County of Monroe Industrial Development
Agency
SRA International Corporation
Custom Courier Solutions
Mark Enzien
Volgenau School of Engineering at George
Mason University
ESL Charitable Foundation
Greater Kansas City Regional
Gleason Works
APWA Kansas City Metro Chapter
Hamilton AV
Black & Veatch
Harris Corporation, RF Communications
Division
BlueScope Foundation
General Electric Company (GE)
Google.org
Héroux Devtek
Hewitt
Hydro-Québec
McGill University
Ville de Montréal
Ordre des ingénieurs (OIQ) Famille Ménard
Power Corporation
Pratt & Whitney Canada (PWC)
Réseau Réussite Montréal
Saputo
Université de Montréal
UQAM
UQAR
Vigilant Global
U.S. Army ROTC
AndyMark, Inc.
Barnes & Thornburg, LLP
Fastenal
Indiana Department of Education
Rare Bird Inc.
Purdue School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
Raytheon Company
Rolls-Royce
SEP
Rolls-Royce
Inland Empire Regional
TechPoint Foundation for Youth
SMaRT Education
Indiana FIRST Robotics Competition
District State Championship
Israel Regional
3M Company
Bank Leumi
Barnes & Thornburg, LLP
Bialkin Family Foundation
Dow AgroSciences LLC
Stanley & Ann Borowiec
The Dow Chemical Company
Bovin Family Foundation
Indiana Space Grant Consortium (INSGC)
Christopher & Barbara Brody
Raytheon Company
Checkpoint
Rolls-Royce
SEP
The Leon and Toby Cooperman Family
Foundation
Walker Career Center
Rich Daly
Warren Central High School
Ron Deblinger
James Dimon
Show-Me Controls & Automation
Indianapolis FIRST Robotics District
Competition
UMKC
Barnes & Thornburg, LLP
AutomationDirect.com
US Engineering
The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation
VML
Metropolitan School District of Lawrence
Township
Ronald Iannucci
Kodak/RAPA
Novelis
Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics
Glen Pearson
William Pollock
PTC, Inc.
Rochester Institute of Technology
U.S. Army ROTC
Wacky Buttons
Xerox Corporation
Ronald Zarrella
Georgia Southern Classic Regional
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Discover Perry
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Power Co. (A Southern Co.)
Karen Albrecht Enterprises
Kennesaw State University
Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Selby & Richard McRae Foundation
Mercer University - Engineering
University of Georgia - Engineering
Burns & McDonnell
Cerner
DST Systems
Garmin
General Motors Company
Google Fiber
Honeywell International Inc.
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
KC STEM Alliance
KCP & Lok
Metropolitan Community College
MRI Global
Greater Pittsburgh Regional
California University of Pennsylvania
Google.org
The Heinz Endowments
MadeRightHere
Hawai’i Regional sponsored by
BAE Systems
Ala Moana Hotel
Alaska Airlines
Aston
BAE Systems
Rolls-Royce
Kokomo FIRST Robotics District
Competition
Ameriprise Financial
AndyMark, Inc.
B&D Mfg.
BMO Harris
Bucheri, McCarty & Metz LLP
CEM
The Coca-Cola Company
Community First Bank of Indiana
Community Foundation of Howard County
Ariel Investment Company
Irwin & Janet Dorros
The Drexler Family Foundation
Thomas & Susan Dunn
Mitzi and Warren Eisenberg Family
Foundation
Ferland Family Foundation, Inc.
Bernard Flynn
Phil Friedman
Stephen & Fredrica Friedman
Victor & Patricia Ganzi
John Gerbeth
Alfred Goldstein
Jerry & Paula Gottesman
Richard & Carol Harries
Isuzu – UTI Israel
Jewish Federation of Greater Metrowest NJ
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L. Robert & Kathleen Kaswell
Minnesota Power Foundation
Mexico Regional
National Robotics Week
Earle Kazis
DeAcero
Bernard and Carol Kossar Foundation Inc.
MPECU - Minnesota Power Employees
Credit Union
Society of Cable Telecommunications
Engineers (SCTE)
Jerrold Krivitzky
Northern Door & Hardware, Inc.
The Marcus Foundation, Inc.
Northland Foundation
Thomas & Paula McInerney
Pentair Foundation
John Norgride
Republic Bank
Marne Obernauer
St. Luke’s
Offit Capital Advisors LLC
Saturn Systems Inc.
Ms. Sarah O’Hagan
Stay in Duluth
Parasol Foundation
Target
General Motors Company, México
Society of Hispanic Professional
Engineers (SHPE)
Mabe
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
MET MEX Peñoles
Toyota
Promedici, S.A. de C.V.
UL
Secretaria de Economia
Whirlpool
Secretaria de Educación Pública
Yale Science & Engineering Alumni
Michigan FIRST Sponsors
Bedford FIRST Robotics District
Competition
Mary Pedersen & Leslie Quick
Visit Duluth
AndyMark, Inc.
Arnold S. Penner Foundation Inc.
Las Vegas Regional
BOSCH
Bedford Public Schools
Leonard Polisar
8 News Now
Castaing Family Foundation
Eastman & Smith Ltd.
PTC, Inc.
Albertsons
Comau
Qualcomm Incorporated
CGI Inc.
Consumers Energy
Centerline FIRST Robotics
District Competition
Peter & Crisler Quick
Cirque du Soleil
Deloitte
A Dream Limousine and Sedan
Steven & Gail Reinemund
FIRST Nevada
Delphi Foundation
AndyMark, Inc.
Stephen & Pilar Robert
S. Freid
Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation
Renaissance Unity
Gerard Roche
City of Las Vegas
The Dow Chemical Company
Toyota
Edward Rust
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
DTE Energy Foundation
The Ryan Family Foundation
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Escanaba FIRST Robotics District
Competition
John Schreiber
National Security Technology, LLC
Neal Shapiro & Hyunju Chang
Nevada PE Foundation
Paul Silberberg
Rich, Wightman & Company
Paul Silverman
S&S Philpott
Stephen & Tina Squeri
Solotech
Joseph and Arlene Taub Foundation
Tronox
The Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Lone Star Regional
The Tel- Aviv Yaffo Academic College
The City of Tel-Aviv Yaffo
American Society of Mechanical
Engineers (ASME)
William & Judith Turner
Bechtel Group Foundation
Frank Walter III & Marguerite Walter
BP Corporation North America, Inc.
The Weiss Foundation
CenterPoint Energy
Joshs & Judy Weston
ExxonMobil Corporation
Mortimer Zuckerman
General Electric Company (GE)
Lake Superior Regional
Greater Texas Foundation
Archer Racing Accessories
Jacobs Technology, Inc.
Arrowhead Concrete Works, Inc.
LINN Energy, LLC
Barr Engineering
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Canal Park Business Association (CPBA)
NASA Johnson Space Center
Chris & Jason Dillon
The Williams Companies, Inc.
Cirrus Aircraft
Duluth Entertainment and Conference Center
Los Angeles Regional sponsored
by The Roddenberry Foundation
Edgewater Resort & Waterpark
Amgen, Inc.
BOSCH
Essentia Health
Bancroft-Clair Foundation
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Howell FIRST Robotics District
Competition
Freestyle
Boston Scientific Corporation
Castaing Family Foundation
Allegra Networks
Genesis
Comcast NBCUniversal
Comau
Autodesk, Inc.
Grandma’s Adventure Zone
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Consumers Energy
Home Depot
Grandma’s Restaurants
The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris
Foundation
Delphi Foundation
Ford Motor Company
Ford
General Motors Company
Kettering University FIRST
Robotics District Competition
Girl Scouts of the USA
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
MIT Alumni Association
General Motors Foundation
National 4-H Council
Kettering University
SpaceX
National Center for Women & Information
Technology (NCWIT)
Stat EMS
USC Viterbi School of Engineering
National Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
Hartel’s/DBJ Disposal
Isthmus Engineering & Manufacturing Co-op
The Jamar Company
Joy Global Inc.
Kraus-Anderson Construction Co.
Lamar
LHB Foundation Fund
Miner’s/Super One
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Fundación Azteca de Grupo Salinas
The Gerald Oppenheimer Family Foundation
The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
Stephen & Jill Petty
Raytheon Company
The Roddenberry Foundation
Walt Disney Company
Dura Automotive Systems
FCA Foundation
Ford Motor Company
Bays de Noc Visitors Convention and
Visitors’ Bureau
General Cable
Bink’s Distributing
General Motors Company
The Coca-Cola Company
General Motors Foundation
Delat Chamber of Commerce
Gorman’s
EMP Powering the Future
Ideal Group
Michigan Works
Kendall Electric
NK Electric
Kettering University
Pacinos Food and Spirits
LEX
Gull Lake FIRST Robotics District
Competition
State of Michigan
PTC, Inc.
The Robot Garage
TARDEC
Toyota
University of Michigan
Whirlpool Corporation
Michigan FIRST Robotics
Competition District State
Championship
American Society for Engineering
Education (ASEE)
Automation Federation/ISA
Gull Lake Community Schools Foundation
Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resorts
Parker Hannifin Corporation
Great Lakes Bay Region FIRST
Robotics District Competition
The Dow Chemical Company
Michigan’s Best Entertainment
Midland Public Schools
Mid-Michigan Limousine
Pepsi
Valley Electrical Contractors
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Lansing FIRST Robotics
District Competition
Wendy Ljungren
Minnesota North Star Regional
Two Sigma Investments, LLC
Miejer
3M Company
Philip Venables
Dart
NN, Inc.
Michele Azar
Paul Walker
Ingham Intermediate School District
Pepsi
Best Buy Co., Inc.
Allen Weinberg
Jackson National Community Fund
Pioneer Construction
Boston Scientific Corporation
New York Tech Valley Regional
Livonia FIRST Robotics
District Competition
Roman Manufacturing
Boston Scientific Employee Giving
ASML
Sebastian Foundation
Chinese Urban Youth Robotics Alliance
Applied Materials Inc.
TPI –Total Plastics Inc.
Li Chunlin
GE
Wolverine Coil Springs Co.
Freestyle
GLOBALFOUNDRIES
Waterford FIRST Robotics
District Competition
Isthmus Engineering & Manufacturing Co-op
Golub Foundation
The Medtronic Foundation
Kitware Inc.
Empirical Solutions Corporation
Medtronic, Inc.
KLA Tencor
Waterford School District
Medtronic Your Cause v
MN State High School League
Lam Research Foundation Fund at the
East Bay Community Foundation
St. Joseph Lions Club
Woodhaven FIRST Robotics
District Competition
Pentair Foundation
M+W US, Inc.
TPC Technologies, Inc.
Dadara
Robotics Alley
Mattson Technology, Inc.
Ford Motor Company
Target
Mid-Atlantic Robotics FIRST
Robotics Competition Region
Championship
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration (NASA)
Dura Automotive Systems
ADP at the request of Josh Westons
Analog Devices
Helena Chemical Co.
Bloomberg L.P.
BAE Systems
Independent Bank
Bristol Myers Squibb
Boston Scientific Corporation
Magliner
Comcast NBCUniversal
Davis Family Foundation
Traverse City FIRST Robotics
District Competition
The Dow Chemical Foundation
ebm-papst Inc.
DuPont
Eversource
Johnson & Johnson
Fidelity Investments
Mercury Systems
General Dynamics EB
NJ Manufacturers
Google.org
Novartis Foundation
MIT Draper
Picatinny Arsenal
National Grid
Livonia Public Schools
Roush Industries
Schoolcraft College
TRW
St. Joseph FIRST Robotics District
Competition
LECO Delivering the Right Results
Whirlpool
Standish FIRST Robotics
District Competition
The Dow Chemical Company
American Waste
Blarney Castle Oil Company
Chevron Corporation
Cone Drive Gearing Solutions
Culver’s
New England District
Championship
National Grid
PDF Solutions, Inc.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
SCREEN Semiconductor Solutions
Time Warner Cable
Turner Construction Company
Wonik IPS USA
North Bay Regional
A&S Towing
Atlas Copco
Canadore College
FedNor
Hampton Inn
HOST North Bay & District Hospitality
Organizations Strengthening Tourism
Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa &
Chippewa Indians
Jim l & Nancy Utaski
PCLB Foundation
Friends of Jim l & Nancy Utaski
Pitney Bowes
Jimmy John’s
Midwest Regional
PTC, Inc.
MCM Electric Company
Baxter International, Inc.
Textron
North Flight EMS
Google.org
Travelers
Opti Temp Inc.
Illinois Institute of Technology
United Technologies Corporation (UTC)
TBA ISD Career Tech Center
Motorola Solutions Foundation
U.S. Air Force
TC Controls, LLC
Navistar
Velcro Industries
Trantek Automation Corporation
University of Illinois
New York City Regional
Traverse City Area Public Schools
Minnesota 10,000 Lakes Regional
AB
twg* Communications
3M Company
Bloomberg L.P.
North Carolina Regional
Michele Azar
Larry & Tami Cohen
Atomic Object, LLC
Best Buy Co., Inc.
Comcast NBCUniversal
Bluewater Technologies
Boston Scientific Corporation
Consumers Energy
Boston Scientific Employee Giving
Consolidated Edison Company of
New York, Inc.
Disher Design & Development
Chinese Urban Youth Robotics Alliance
DTE Energy
Li Chunlin
Flexco/Clipper Belt Lacer
Freestyle
GE Aviation Systems
Isthmus Engineering & Manufacturing Co-op
Gentex Corporation
The Medtronic Foundation
Grand Valley State University
Medtronic, Inc.
Haworth Inc.
Medtronic Your Cause v
J.C. Huizenga
MN State High School League
Kendall Electric
Pentair Foundation
Lacks Enterprises Inc.
Robotics Alley
David & Robin Leclerc
Target
West Michigan FIRST Robotics
District Competition
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Credit Suisse (USA), Inc.
CSC Charitable Foundation
Michael Dubnos
Donald J. Duet
Glenn Gribble
Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
Google.org
ICE Foundation
News Corp
Pershing Square Foundation
Clyde Rodriguez
Siegel Family Endowment
Joy Global Inc.
Metso Minerals Canada Inc.
Motion Canada
Near North District School Board
Nipissing University
City of North Bay
Redpath Mining Contractors and Engineers
SMS Rents
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Credit Suisse (USA), Inc.
Fuentek
Gateway University Research Park
Google.org
John & Jane Hardin
IBM Corporation
Livingston and Haven
MacCord Mason
MetLife Foundation
PPG Foundation
Qualcomm Incorporated
Sigma Xi
TE Connectivity
Teaching Textbooks Inc.
Time Warner Cable
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United Technologies Corporation (UTC)
Kerr Foundation, Inc.
Georgia Power Co. (A Southern Co.)
PSEG Long Island
Volvo
Kirkpatrick Foundation, Inc.
Karen Albrecht Enterprises
SBPLI School of Business
Northern Lights Regional
MSC Industrial Supply Company
Kennesaw State University
SCC Construction Management
OGE Energy Corporation Foundation, Inc.
Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Schenck
OK Business Roundtable
Selby & Richard McRae Foundation
The Science Academy at Parkshore
OK Department of CareerTech
Mercer University - Engineering
SCOPE Education Services
Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission
Novelis
Solomon Group
Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of
Science & Technology
University of Georgia - Engineering
Stony Brook University
U.S. Air Force
Town of Brookhaven LDC
Oklahoma Christian University
U.S. Army
Town of Islip IDA
Edgewater Resort & Waterpark
Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors
Bureau
U.S. Army ROTC
WorkLife Resources
Essentia Health
Oklahoma State University
Women in Technology
Silicon Valley Regional
Freestyle
Presbyterian Health Foundation
Queen City Regional
Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI)
Abbott Fund
Argosy Foundation
Alexander & Associates
Boston Scientific Corporation
Eaton Computer Services
Brin Wojcicki Foundation
Archer Racing Accessories
Arrowhead Concrete Works, Inc.
Barr Engineering
Canal Park Business Association (CPBA)
Chris & Jason Dillon
Cirrus Aircraft
Duluth Entertainment and Conference Center
Genesis
Grandma’s Adventure Zone
Grandma’s Restaurants
University of Tulsa College of Engineering
and Natural Sciences
Hartel’s/DBJ Disposal
U.S. Air Force
Josh Haldeman & Caroline Alikonis
Google.org
Isthmus Engineering & Manufacturing Co-op
Ward Family Gift Foundation
P&G Engineering Modeling and Simulation
Randy Lam
The Jamar Company
The Williams Foundation
P&G Global Engineering
NVIDIA Corporation
Joy Global Inc.
John Steele Zink Foundation
School Outfitters
Qualcomm Incorporated
Orlando Regional
Toyota
Smoky Mountains Regional
University of Cincinnati
Alcoa, Inc.
U.S. Air Force
Bechtel Group Foundation
Xavier University
Denso Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc.
Kraus-Anderson Construction Co.
Lamar
a.i. Solutions
LHB Foundation Fund
Abacus Business Solutions
Miner’s/Super One
Association for Advancing Automation
Minnesota Power Foundation
Boca Bearing Company
Sacramento Regional
Eagle CDI
MPECU - Minnesota Power Employees
Credit Union
The Boeing Company
Abbott Fund
Eastman Chemical Company
Brighthouse Networks
Brin Wojcicki Foundation
Kendall Electric
Comcast NBCUniversal
Chevron
Knoxville Chamber
Craig Technologies
Google.org
Knoxville News Sentinel
Electronic Arts, Inc.
Randall Lam
Leidos, Inc.
Embraer Aircraft
University of California, Davis
Pellissippi State Technical Community College
Eureka Factory
San Diego Regional
PTC, Inc.
Florida High Tech Corridor - UCF
3Dconnexion
Radio Systems Corporation
Florida High Tech Corridor - USF
Leidos, Inc.
Petsafe
Harris
Outerwall
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
HDR, Inc.
Richard Pogue
University of Tennessee College of Engineering
Northern Door & Hardware, Inc.
Northland Foundation
Pentair Foundation
Republic Bank
St. Luke’s
Saturn Systems Inc.
Stay in Duluth
Target
Visit Duluth
Oklahoma Regional
Jacobs Technology, Inc.
PTC, Inc.
U.S. Army ROTC
AAON, Inc.
Leidos, Inc.
Qualcomm Incorporated
UT-Battelle/Oak Ridge National Laboratory
ABB Inc.
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Teradata Corporation v
Y-12
American Energy Partners
NASA Kennedy Space Center
William & Diana Beaulieu
ViaSat, Inc.
South Florida Regional
The National Center Simulation
Candor PR
SBPLI Long Island Regional
Jose Bantillo
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Chesapeake Energy Corporation
accessLinx, Inc.
Thomas Broad
RINI Technologies
The Chickasaw Nation
BAE Systems
Andrew Christe
Siemens Corporation
Mickey L. Clagg
Brookhaven NSA
Comcast NBCUniversal
Sparton Electronics
Kenneth & Lisa Davis
Cablevision
DEKA Foundation
Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies
Dell-OKC
Estee Lauder Companies
Florida Power & Light Companyv
University of Central Florida
Devon Energy Corporation
Farmingdale State University
James Keener
URS
Dunlap Codding P.C.
Festo Corporation
Brian Mangan
U.S. Army ROTC
Express Employment Professionals
Michael Miller
The Walt Disney Company
Hofstra University
Google.org
Scott Phillips
Women in Cable Telecommunications
Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of
Commerce
IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics
Engineers
Peachtree Regional
Ingerman Smith, LLP
U.S. Army ROTC
ASME - Atlanta Chapter
Nassau Educators Federal Credit Union
Maureen Wilt
AutomationDirect.com
North Shore LIJ Health Systems
Utah Regional
The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation
Northrop Grumman Corporation
ATK
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Patrons of the SBPLI 2014 Annual Golf Outing
IM Flash Technologies
Georgia Institute of Technology
Pepsi
L3
Bob Howard
IDEAS Mfg. Inc.
Inasmuch Foundation
Intellectual Property Section-Hall Estill
IS Technologies DBA Computer System
Design
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University of Oklahoma
Matthew Schouwink
Micron Foundation
Joy Global Inc.
The Boeing Company Employee Funds
Joanne Edinberg
Miller Family Philanthropy
Ladish Co. Foundation
James Boike
ElectroImpact
Platt Electric Supply
LEM USA Inc.
Shannon Boldizsar
Eric Emery
STEM Action Center
Manpower Group Marquette University
Mark & Dawn Bolin
Esterline
Victoria Thomas
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Bonneville Power Administration
F5 Networks
Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development
Mosher Family Foundation
John Bottenberg
Joe Fain
Utah Tech Workforce Foundation
MSOE
Michael & Linda Breaux
Wilkson Family
Utah Technology Council
Oshkosh Corporation
Scott & Margaret Bright
Christopher & Kami Felipe
Ventura Regional
The Plexus Corporation Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Frank Brisse
Ferguson Family
Amgen, Inc.
Rockwell Automation, Inc.
British-American Business Council
Carol Finck
Gene Haas Foundation
Thunderbolt Hobby & Art
Eric & Jennifer Brooks
FIRST
E.J. Harrison & Sons
Paul Brown
First Tech Credit Union
Limoneira
Stacy Brown
Lance & Wendy Flake
Ventura College
Ian & Cynthia Buford
Flir Systems
Western Canadian FIRST Robotics
Competition Regional
Steve Burke
Scott & Laura Fortin
Heidi Burkett
John & Ilea Fowler
ADLC (Alberta Distance Learning Centre)
Terry Byington
Maureen Frisch
Alberta Culture and Tourism
Tyson Cady
Charles Frohlich
Erwin & LaShanda Caldwell
Travis & Sasha Gajewski
Sherry & Marty Calvert
James & Rachel Gallagher
Calgary Board of Education
Miguel de Campos
Dale Garraway
The Dow Chemical Company, Canada
A.N. & L.L Carlson
Andrew Gebhart
Stephen Carlson
Diana Gee
ISA
2014-2015 FIRST Progression of
Programs Region Sponsors
Steven A. & Natalya M. Carlson
Berta Gensinger
NSERC CRSNG
Washington FIRST Robotics
David & Shelly Carmen
Daniel & Corianne Getchell
AAA Kartak Glass & Closet
Dave Carroll
David & Melissa Gibson
Robert Adams
Valerie Carter
Global Tech Plastics, LLC
Govind Agarwal
Tang & Teresa Cheam
Golden Pacific Embossing, Inc.
Windsor Essex Great Lakes Regional
Alaska Airlines
Xingguang Chen
Evan & Zoe Goldring
Aventec/Dassault Systemes
Joel A. Alferness
Haichen Cheng
Google.org
Balluff
Roxanne Alves
Cimtech, Inc.
Douglas Grady
CenterLine
American Truck Historical Society, NW Chapter
Connie Clark-Redmond
Regina Grubb
City of Windsor
Stephen & Gayle Amorosi
Donna Closson-Lehn
Zihong Guo
CS WIND Canada
Kevin Anderson
Ken Coburn
Michael Gutmann
EPI Centre
Anonymous
Perkins Coie
K. Diane Haelsig
Flex-N-Gate
Chris & Nicole Arian
The Columbus Foundation, Battelle
Jennifer Hagander-Luanava
Greater Essex Electrical
Arrow Electronics
Comcast NBCUniversal
Marcelo Guerra Hahn
KPMG
Robert Atkinson
The Community Foundation of South Sound
Christian Hansen
KUKA
John Aultman
John Cook
Katie Harris
OCE
Autodesk, Inc.
Cooperative Agricultural Producers, Inc.
Rosemary Harris
ONE
Avista Foundation
Philip & Karen Cramer
Alison Hawkings
Reko
Conrad Ball
Crane Foundation, Inc.
Kevin Hawkins
St. Clair College
Lola Ball
Carol Criner
Jerry & Mary Heitt
Siemens Corporation
Kathleen Barnes
Shawn & Gina Davis
Christian Helms
South Western Ontario Industry Education
Council
Steve & Leann Barrett
Geoff & Shawna Dean
Rebecca Hill
Dan & Kathleen Beaudoin
Gail DeGiulio
Timothy & Margo Hill
University of Windsor
Bechtel Group Foundation
Pat DeGiulio
Jansen Hillis
Valiant
Andrew Belan
Ayla DeLaat
Bhargavi Hiremagalur
Vista Solutions Inc.
Jon Belt
Allan J. & Joanne K. Dempsey
Lori & Stephen Hittle
WEtech Alliance
Sue Bennett
James & Sandra Dempsey
Mark Hofer & Heather Leach
Wisconsin Regional
Bernt Lehnn Farms, Inc.
Mike Denlinger
Todd & Stephanie Hollander
Abbott Fund
Bezos Family Foundation
Atulkumar Desai
Robert Harold Hopp
Caterpillar Global Mining, LLC
Subbu Bhat
David Dickison
Michael & Deanne Hoppe
Cooper Power Systems
Marjorie Blanck
Ying Dong
Andrew Hospador
Eaton Corporation
Jason Blaszkowski
Alexandra Dorsett
James & Sandra Hunt
GE Healthcare
Brian & Sharon Bloomquist
Michael & Stephanie Draszt
Susan Huntington
Google.org
Paul W. & Kimberly A. Bodnar
E Mental Group, LLC
Adam Huson
Isthmus Engineering & Manufacturing Co-op
The Boeing Company
Vince & Julia Ebey
Rhonda & Clarence Ince
Alberta Innovation and Advanced Education
APEGA
Ernest Manning High School
Pratt & Whitney Canada (PWC)
Schulich School of Engineering
University of Calgary
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Intel Foundation
Kimberly Motonaga
Alain Semet
Janette R. Wells
Intellectual Ventures
Beth Moursund
Sequim PC Users Group
Kenny Wells
Hank Iszley
Sherry Mowatt
Steven Shaw
Western Integrated Technologies
Itron Community Investment
Genevieve & Hiroshi Nagata
Noelle & Joseph Sheehy
Western Steel & Supply, Inc.
Jeff James
Namify, LLC
Brett Sheil
Cyndee & Doug Wiese
Peter & Elizabeth Josten
Robert Neckorcuk
Changsong Shen
Wilbur-Ellis Company
Jeff Jouper
Eric Nelson
Sunitha Shivananjundappa
Christoph Wimmer & Susan Collins
Spencer Judge
Paul S. & Shannon Nelson
Sally Shuler
Thomas Wise
Paul & Rebecca Jung
Daniel Newby
Arlo Siemsen
Richard Wood
Peter & Tracey Jungmann
Nytec
Atul Sikaria
Workforce Snohomish
Kiwanis Club of Oak Harbor
Oakfield Development Corporation
Kerrie Anne & Ronald K. Simpson
Jim Wright
City of Kent
Jeffrey Olbers
SLG & Associates, LLC
Kelly & Matthew Wright
Tammara King
Chelsea Olson
Stan & Mary Sorensen
Douglas & Heidi Wyman
Leif Kornstaedt
Nicola Onychuk
Michael Sorenson
Lauren A. & Edward Young
John Kottcamp
David & Debra Orona
SPEEA
Melissa Zaineb
Kroger
P&J Machining
Jared & Debra Spencer
Jock Mackinlay & Polle Zellweger
Singh Kulwinder
Pacific Metallurgical, LLC
Joe Stach
Jason & Megumi Zemlo
Rajeev Kumar
Neil Palachuk
Star Rentals
Can Zheng
Lam Research Foundation Fund
Gurdeep Pall
Starbucks
Joshua Lee
Andrew Pardoe
Robert Steele
Tony J. & Debra G. Lee
Hee-Joo Park
Jim Stewart
Seven & Julie Lemery
Patrick Dunn & Associates, LTD
Kurt Strauss
Changsheng Li
David & Rachel Paul
Brian Sullivan
Tzuyung Lin
Pete Pereira
Symbotic, LLC
A.J. & M.L. Loftus
David W. & Courtney L. Peters
C.J. Mcanulty Lueck
Phil Pettis
Tableau Foundation Employee
Engagement Fund
Jay & Shaulana Lujar
Philips Ultrasound Inc.
Curtis Takahashi
Michael Lumia
Andrew Pilloud
Nicolas Teeuwen
Pam Lund
Jose Pinero
Brian Thomas
Diem Ly
Todd Pollard
Harry Thomas
Janis Machala
Qualitel Corporation
David Thompson
Michael Machnicholl
Kyle Quinn
Todd Thompson
Alfred MacRae
Steven & Amanda Radak
Brogan Thomsen
Donald Madonna
William Rall
Gretchen Thomsen
James Madonna
Robert & Margo Ralphs
Elizabeth & Ron Tickman
Naveen Manjunath
Mahalakshmi Ramasamy
Van & Chrislyn Torres
Craig & Carrie Mann
Jacob Rapoport
Cornelia Townsend
Jared Martinson
Ramprabhu Rathnam
Bach-Tuyet Tran & John P. Anderson
Jared & Kelly Martinson
Red Dot Corporation
Tri-Cities Lodge #2755
Susan & David Martucci
Red Lion Corporation
TripWire
Mastercam
Red Lion Hotels Corporation
Wei Tung
Maxim Integrated
Kevin Reed
Brad & Julie Turner
Marcie Maxwell
Dana Riley-Black
URS Electronics, Inc.
Paul & Jean May
Marcel Rivard
Mike Vanderwel
Dave & Erin McCallum
Donna Rollag
Mike VanSchoiack
Brien McCrea
Craig Rosenberg
James & Jennifer Vasileff
Keith Meicho
Craig & Vicky Rosencrans
Brigitta Vermesi
Trevor & Jennifer Meier
Dan Rosenstein
Peter Vierthaler
Mentor Graphics
Kevin Rosss & Sue Adams
Ravender Virk
Anthony Metoyer
Adam Rubens
Brett & Hali Waldbaum
Microsoft Corporation
Kip J. & Ann Rumens
Alan Walker
Microsoft Corporation Giving Campaign
Employee Funds
Tracy Russett & Jack Ballard
Hongyi Wang
S&D Kel, LLC
George Wu & Li-Ching Wang
Sevan Sahakian
Washington State Legislature
Ekta Schan
Timothy Waterhouse
Elizabeth Richards Schwartz
Brett Webster
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Lisa Weeks
Seattle Chocolate Company
Stella Weidner
Leonard & Sandra Miller
Heather Mitchell
Paula Mitchell
Dan Moberg
George & Tichi Motoko
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effort to ensure complete
and accurate listings.
If we’ve made an error,
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PARTNERS
Mexico
Barbara Gomez de Navarro
Explora, Descubre Y Crea, AC
Idaho
Timothy Ewers, Ph.D.
William Boyd
New Mexico
Chris Morgan
Sandy Trissell
Extension 4-H, University of Idaho
FIRST LEGO League New Mexico
Illinois
Mary Buchanan
Thomas Kleinschmidt
New York – Finger Lakes
Elayne Stewart
New York – Long Island
Rick Ramhap
2014-2015
FIRST LEGO LEAGUE JR.
Global Partners
The Netherlands
The following key organizations and
Volunteers in the field organize the
FIRST LEGO League Jr. Program in
their respective regions.
Stichting Techniekpromotie
INSciTE Illinois
Norway
Indiana
Carol Dostal
Belgium
Tamara Derksen
Mark Franken
Stichting Techniekpromotie
Canada
Ontario
Peggy Scott
FIRST LEGO League Ontario
Quebec
Rachid Abiza
FIRST Robotics Quebec
China
Eugene Zhang
Flora Li
Andrew Bannish
Semia Limited
Tamara Derksen
Mark Franken
Mariann Johnsen
FIRST Scandinavia
Pakistan
Rehan Ahmad
STARfALL Foundation (Science and
Technology Awareness and Recognition
for All)
Aleksei Kornilov
Volnoe Delo Foundation
South Africa
Johannes de Vries
Erika de Vries
Tshwane University of Technology
Spain
Fundación Scientia
Nina Sivertsen
Nina Sivertsen
Turkey
Heilo Altin
Ramon Rantsus
Hakan Habip
Ozlem Mutlu
MTÜ Robootika
United Kingdom
Kostas Vasileiou
Richard Pering
EduACT
Haiti
Odule Augustin
Kinvil Jean
FEDUDEVH
Hong Kong
Carlos Lo
The Hong Kong Youth Federation/Semia
Limited
India
Sudhanshu Sharma
Pooja Sharma
India STEM Foundation
Ireland
Richard Pering
The Institution of Engineering and
Technology (IET)
The Institution of Engineering and
Technology (IET)
United States
Alaska
Rebecca Soza
Juneau Economic Development Council
Arizona
Shane Bycott
Arizona State University, College of
Technology & Innovation
California – Central
Michael Adam
Clovis Unified School District
California – Southern
Lynn Crockett
LEGOLAND®
Colorado
Katherine Aschenberg
Delaware
Teshenia Hughes
Eric Cheek
FEST Creative Engineering Education
Association
High Tech Kids
Mississippi
Eddie Melton
Missouri – Kansas City
Gretchen Neis
KC STEM Alliance
Missouri – St. Louis
Kathie Reuter
LeAnn Ore Heumphreus
St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley
National Society of Black Engineers
(NSBE)
Katrina Hill
Nebraska
Brandy Wagner
University of Nebraska – Lincoln 4-H Youth
Development
Nevada – Las Vegas
Jean Hoppert
Kelli Callahan
FIRST Nevada
Delaware State University
Hawai’i
Aaron Dengler
®
Minnesota
Cheryl Moeller
Mark Schleusner
Robotics Alliance of Mississippi
Yaarit Levy
Keren Muchnik
Moran Shalev
Eric Lee
Louisiana
Carol Cancienne
Annette Oertling
FIRST in Michigan
Colorado Robotics Excelling at Science and
Technology Inc.
Republic of Korea
KC STEM Alliance
Michigan
Cindy Nader
Gail Alpert
Israel
FIRST Israel
Kansas – Kansas City
Gretchen Neis
STEMaction, Inc.
Bilim Kahramanlari Dernegi
Greece
Mid America Air Museum
Maryland
Mark Jenkins
Bill Duncan
FIRST Scandinavia
Estonia
College of Engineering, Iowa State University
BLaST, Inc. (Building Louisiana Science and
Technology)
Montse Bover
Sweden
Iowa
Camille Sloan-Schroeder
Kansas – Liberal
Jim Bert
Russia
Denmark
FIRST Scandinavia
College of Engineering, Technology and
Computer Science
Indiana University – Purdue University, Fort
Wayne
®
Hawaii FIRST LEGO League
Nevada – Reno
Dee Frewert
FIRST Nevada
New Jersey
Ernest DiCicco, Jr.
University of Rochester
SBPLI, Inc.
New York – Mid-Hudson Valley
John Houston
Dutchess County Community College
New York – New York City
Elizabeth Vilchis
Pat Daly
NYC FIRST
New York – Utica
Elizabeth Rossi
SUNY Institute of Technology
North Carolina
Marie Hoppert
Cathy Gorton
NC FIRST Robotics
Ohio
Kelli Dubendorfer
Educational Outreach
Wright Patterson Air Force Base
Oklahoma
JJ Francais
Craig Shreve
Oklahoma Science and Engineering
Foundation (OKSEF)
Oregon
Cathy Swider
Bruce Schafer
Oregon Robotics Tournament and Outreach
Program
Pennsylvania – Southeast
Peter Randall
Dan Ueda
University of Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Rebekah Gendron
Rhode Island School of the Future
South Carolina
Mary Graves
SC FIRST LEGO League and Robotics
Education, Inc.
Texas – Alamo
Melody Crabb
Northwest Vista College
Texas – Central
Noah Bickford
Bethany Paul
Skillpoint Alliance
Texas – North
Joe Cestari
DFW Technology and Education Council
Texas – South
Karen Cohen
The University of Houston – CORE
Texas – Southwest
Gabby Gandara
Virgilio Gonzalez
University of Texas at El Paso
Mount Olive Robotics Education Association
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Utah
Carolyn Parker
Nate Friedman
Nova Scotia
Gary Walsh
Youth Education
University of Utah
Ontario
David Ellis
Virginia/District of Columbia
Nick Swayne
Dustin Skelton
FIRST LEGO League Ontario
Hungary
Stefanie Hauffe
Franzi Ronneburger
James Madison University
Quebec
Rachid Abiza
Brault & Bouthillier
HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V.
Chile
Iceland
Kirstin Engemann
Birgir Urbancic Ásgeirsson
Gudrun Bachmann
Washington
Lindy Baker
Susan Martucci
Washington FIRST Robotics
West Virginia
Todd Ensign
NASA IV & V Educator Resource Center
Wisconsin
Lisa Bartig
Acadia University
Fundación SparkTalents
China
Eugene Zhang
Hong Kong
Mexico
Eugene Zhang
Bárbara Gómez de Navarro
Semia Limited
The Hong Kong Youth Federation
Explora, Descubre Y Crea, AC
FIRST LEGO League á Íslandi
India
Semia Limited
Sudhanshu Sharma
Colombia
India STEM Foundation
Indonesia
BadgerBOTS
Mónica Maria Sánchez Colorado
Wyoming
Cathy Bisiar
Fundación Global Arte Cienca y Technologia
Bambang Rusli
Cyprus
Mikrobot
Natrona County School District
Kostas Vasileiou
Czech Republic
Gareth James
Richard Pering
Stefanie Hauffe
Franzi Ronneburger
Israel
EduACT
2014-2015
FIRST LEGO LEAGUE
Global Partners
The following key organizations and
Volunteers in the field organize the
FIRST LEGO League Program in their
respective regions.
Argentina
Martin Bergada
HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V.
Denmark
Per-Arild Konradsen
Nina Sivertsen
FIRST Scandinavia
Dominican Republic
Educación Tecnológica S.A.
Abraham Dauhajre
Australia
Fundación para el Desarrollo de las
Ciencias y Tecnología
Luan Heimlich
Ireland
The Institution of Engineering and
Technology
Alisha MacIntyre
Yaarit Levy
Japan
Hideki Kamoshida
Robotics, Technology and Human Resources
Development Association
Ismail Yasein Hasan
Estonia
Republic of Korea
Belgium
Heilo Altin
Tamara Derksen
Mark Franken
Faroe Islands
Professor Kyoung-Mihn Do
Eric Yongwoo Lee
Stichting Techniekpromotie
Brazil
Cristina Elsner de Faria
Barbara Cambraia Trajano
MTÜ Robootika
Per-Arild Konradsen
Nina Sivertsen
King Hussein Foundation
Association MEDIO Sciences Environnement
Canada
Alberta
Walter Kowalchyk
FIRST LEGO League Alberta Youth Robotics
Society
Newfoundland/Labrador
Clarence Button
Mount Pearl
Kuwait
France
Bulgaria
EduACT
FEST (Feeling and Enjoying Science &
Technology Organization)
Ismail Yasein Hasan
SESI – Brazilian Social Services of Industry –
National Department
Kostas Vasileiou
King Hussein Foundation
FIRST Scandinavia
Bernard Thiery
Erwan Gallee
Latvia
Heilo Altin
MTÜ Robootika
Germany
Lebanon
Stefanie Hauffe
Franzi Ronneburger
Ghazi Mtaweh
HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V.
Cedars Cultural School-Education and
Technology Center
Greece
Lithuania
Kostas Vasileiou
Arturas Gaulia
Ieva Jonatyte
EduACT
Haiti
Odule Augustin
FEDUDEVH
Robotikos Akademija
Malaysia
KingHui Law
Sasbadi Sdn Bhd
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Prof. Srdjan Kadic
Young Inventors of Montenegro
The Netherlands
Tamara Derksen
Mark Franken
Stichting Techniekpromotie
New Zealand
Jason Kyle
Kiwi FIRST
Nigeria
Olajide Ademola Ajayi
CODERINA
Norway
Per-Arild Konradsen
Nina Sivertsen
FIRST Scandinavia
Pakistan
Rehan Ahmad
Palestine
Fondazione Museo Civico di Rovereto
Jordan
HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V.
Montenegro
Franco Finotti
Ayman El Kabbany
Stefanie Hauffe
Franzi Ronneburger
MTÜ Robootika
Italy
FIRST Japan
Austria
Heilo Altin
Qamar Iqbal
STARfALL (Science and
Technology Awareness and Recognition
for All)
FIRST Israel
Egypt
Macquarie University
Moldova
Ismail Yasein Hasan
King Hussein Foundation
Peru
Luis Linares
Wernher Von Braun IEP SA
Philippines
Mylene Abiva
FELTA Multi-Media, Inc.
Poland
Stefanie Hauffe
Franzi Ronneburger
HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V.
Portugal
Noah Revoy
Evoluir21
Qatar
Ismail Yasein Hasan
King Hussein Foundation
Russia
Aleksei Kornilov
Maxim Petrov
Volnoe Delo Foundation
Serbia
Andrej Bergant
Natalija Premuzič
Zavod Super Glavce
Singapore
Hozefa Aziz Singapore Wala
Duck Learning
Slovakia
Stefanie Hauffe
Franzi Ronneburger
HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V.
Slovenia
Andrej Bergant
Natalija Premuzic
Zavod Super Glavce
South Africa
Johannes de Vries
Tshwane University of Technology
Spain
Ricard Huguet
Fundación Scientia
Sweden
Per-Arild Konradsen
Nina Sivertsen
FIRST Scandinavia
Switzerland
Stefanie Hauffe
Franzi Ronneburger
HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V.
Taiwan
Johnson Jan
K Kingdom Inc.
Thailand
Torsak Chantaravisoot
Gammaco (Thailand) Co. Ltd.
Turkey
Fatma Habip
Davut Habip
Bilim Kahramanlari Dernegi
Ukraine
Oksana Stoyetskaya
Prolego Ltd.
United Kingdom
Gareth James
Richard Pering
The Institution of
Engineering and Technology
United States
Adventist Robotics League
Mel Wade
California – Los Angeles
Tony Ayad
Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles
California – Northern
Mark Edelman
Jill Wilker
Playing @ Learning
California – Southern
Lynn Crockett
LEGOLAND®
Colorado
Courtney Goeltzenleuchter
Ross Parrent
Colorado Robotics, Excelling at Science and
Technology Inc.
Connecticut
Mike Gentry
Central Connecticut State University
Delaware
Eric Cheek
Delaware State University
Florida
Laura Melnik
Florida Robotics Education, Inc.
Georgia
Jeff Rosen
Storm Robinson
Julie Sonnenberg-Klein
Georgia Institute of Technology
Hawai’i
Aaron Dangler
Blaine Kashiwaeda
Hawaii FIRST LEGO League
®
®
Idaho
Timothy Ewers, Ph.D.
William Boyd
Extension 4-H, University of Idaho
Illinois
Tom Kleinschmidt
Diane Michalczuk
INSciTE Illinois
Indiana
Carol Dostal
College of Engineering,
Technology and Computer Science
Indiana University –
Purdue University, Fort Wayne
Iowa
Camille Sloan-Schroeder
College of Engineering, Iowa State University
Louisiana
Annette Oertling
Scot Marshall
New York – Long Island
Janet Anderson
BLaST, Inc.
(Building Louisiana Science
and Technology)
New York – Mid-Hudson Valley
Casimer DeCusatis
Leah Akins
John Houston
Maine
Tom Bickford
Maine Robotics
Maryland
Anne Spence, Ph.D.
Jamie Gurganus
College of Engineering
& Information Technology
University of Maryland Baltimore
Massachusetts
Colleen Shaver
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Michigan
Pamela Williamson
FIRST in Michigan
Minnesota
Vicky Coaty
Cheryl Moeller
High Tech Kids
Mississippi
Eddie Melton
Robotics Alliance of Mississippi
Missouri – St. Louis
Kathie Reuter
LeAnn Ore Heumphreus
St. Louis Community College –
Florissant Valley
Montana
Allison Banfield
Montana State University – Bozeman
The National Society of Black
Engineers (NSBE)
Katrina Hill
Nebraska
Kate Pittack
University of Nebraska –
Lincoln 4-H Youth Development
Nevada – Las Vegas
Jean Hoppert
SBPLI, Inc.
Hudson Valley FIRST LEGO League
New York – New York City
Mark Sharfshteyn
Peter Xanthus
NYC FIRST
New York – Potsdam
Amanda Hitterman
Jessica McPherson
James Carroll
Clarkson University
New York – Utica
Elizabeth Rossi
SUNY Institute of Technology
North Carolina
Dr. Kory Bennett
North Carolina A&T State University
North Dakota
Ashley Miller
Christina Loh
Glen Klawon
University of North Dakota,
School of Engineering & Mines
Ohio
Brenda Ronnebaum
Katie Jewel
The Ohio Educational Outreach Foundation
Oklahoma
Craig Shreve
Oklahoma Science and Engineering Foundation
(OKSEF)
Oregon
Bruce Schafer
Loridee Wetzel
Oregon Robotics Tournament
and Outreach Program
Pennsylvania – Northwest
Melanie Ford
Edward Smith
FIRST Nevada
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
Nevada – Reno
Dee Frewert
FIRST Nevada
Pennsylvania – Southeast
Nate Knauss
Dan Ueda
New Hampshire
Kristen Zuege
Brian Belley
Pennsylvania – Southwest - Central
Allison Felix
University of Pennsylvania
Alabama
Dana Hobbs
Kansas – Liberal
Jim Bert
Alabama FIRST LEGO League
Mid America Air Museum
BAE Systems
Saint Francis University
Alaska
Rebecca Parks
Kansas City Region
Gretchen Neis
Laura Bauer
New Jersey
Ernest DiCicco, Jr.
Pennsylvania – Southwest - Pittsburgh
Gordon Walton
Juneau Economic Development Council
Arizona
Jennifer Velez
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Arizona State University
Arkansas
Amber Williamson
Science and Technology Group, Inc.
California – Central
Michael Adam
Clovis Unified School District
Curators, University of Missouri
Kansas – Southeast - Greenbush
Lisa Blair
Greenbush, Southeast Kansas Education
Service Center
Kentucky
John Farrar
Northern Kentucky University
Mount Olive Robotics Education
Association
New Mexico
Chris Morgan
Sandy Trissell
Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails
BrainSTEM Learning, Inc.
Puerto Rico
Miray Ramy
Eureka Enrichment and Learning Center, Inc.
Rhode Island
Rebekah Gendron
New York – Finger Lakes
Elayne Stewart
Damian Garcia
Costas Solomou
Rhode Island School of the Future
University of Rochester
SC FIRST LEGO League and Robotics
Education, Inc.
South Carolina
Louis Rubbo
Mary Graves
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South Dakota
Amy Engebretson
Kristie Maher
EmBe
Tennessee – East
Paula Suchomski
Kris Craven
Bradley Weil
Tennessee Technological University
2014-2015
FIRST TECH CHALLENGE
Northern Arizona University
The following key organizations and
Volunteers in the field organize the
FIRST Tech Challenge Program in their
respective regions.
Arkansas
Jacquelyn Meissner
Affiliate Partners
California – Los Angeles
Liberty Naud
Australia
Luan Heimlich
Michael Heimlich
Mountain Home High School –
Career Academies
SMaRT Education
Mississippi
John O’Haver
University of Mississippi
Missouri
Dr. Marcia Pfeiffer
Ashok Agrawal
St. Louis Community College
Montana
Ed Huth
California – Northern California
Jill Wilker
Mark Edelman
Oracle
Playing @ Learning
Nebraska 4-H Youth Development
Alberta
Philippe Manseau
California – San Diego
John and Marion Brooks
Nevada – Las Vegas
David Philippi
Alamo College – Northwest Vista College
China
Texas – Central
Noah Bickford
Bethany Paul
Eugene Zhang
Colorado
Matthew Collier
Kathy Collier
Tennessee - West
Tom Banning
Daniel Kohn
Frank Niedzwiedz
University of Memphis
Texas – Alamo
Andrew Schuetze
Skillpoint Alliance
Texas – North
Kristi Cantu
Teresa Lenling
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Texas – South
Karen Cohen
The University of Houston – CORE
Texas – Southwest
Gabby Gandara
Virgilio Gonzalez
University of Texas at El Paso
Utah
Kathy Hajeb
Anne Bastien
Macquarie University
Canada
Semia Limited
Czech Republic
Perry Barlien
International School of Prague
France
Alice Caplier
Grenoble INP
India
Sudhanshu Sharma
Connecticut
Evan Barnet
Delaware
Eric Cheek
Delaware State University
Florida
Hans Wolf
Tampa Bay Robotics Foundation, Inc.
Techtronics Education
Republic of Korea
Georgia FIRST
Professor Kyoung-Mihn Do
Hawai’i
Aaron Dengler
FEST Creative Engineering Education
Association (Feeling and Enjoying
Science & Technology Organization)
Mexico
Virginia/District of Columbia
Nick Swayne
Dustin Skelton
Bárbara Gómez de Navarro
Washington
Erin McCallum
Lindy Baker
Susan Martucci
LAUNCH
Georgia
Connie Haynes
Technology Venture Development
University of Utah
James Madison University
Explora, Descubre Y Crea, AC
The Netherlands
Lennart de Graaf
Fontys Hogeschool ICT
New Zealand
Jason Kyle
Punahou School
Idaho
Tim Ewers
University of Idaho Extension 4-H
Illinois
Michael Seedman
Indiana
Darrin Wilcoxson
Crawfordsville High School
Iowa
Rebecca Whitaker
Washington FIRST Robotics
Kiwi FIRST
University of Iowa
West Virginia
Todd Ensign
Russia
Kentucky
Shawn Payne
Jessica Cecil
NASA IV & V Educator Resource Center
Wisconsin
Lisa Bartig
Ben Senson
BadgerBOTS
Wyoming
Shannon Fischer
Natrona County School District
Yemen
Ismail Yasein Hasan
King Hussein Foundation
Maxim Petrov
Volnoe Delo Foundation
Saudi Arabia
Husam Al Madani
National Talent Training Center
South Africa
Johannes de Vries
Owensboro Community
and Technical College
Maryland
Bill Duncan
STEMaction, Inc.
Massachusetts
Loretta Bessette
F’SATIE
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Taiwan
Michigan High School
Betsy Lamb
Johnson Jan
ESUN Robot Association
United States
Alaska
Brian Holst
Juneau Economic Development Council
Arizona
Christine Sapio
Coconino High School
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David Thompson
Cranbrook Schools
Michigan Middle School
Francois Castaing
Gail Alpert
FIRST in Michigan
Minnesota
Cheryl Moeller
High Tech Kids
Nebraska
Brad Barker
Northwest Career and Technical Academy
Jean Hoppert
FIRST Nevada
New Jersey
Joel Bloom
New Jersey Institute of Technology
New York City
Pat Daly
NYC FIRST
New York – Hudson Valley
New York – Empire
Richard Kline
Pace University
New York – Potsdam
James Carroll
Clarkson University
North Carolina
Dr. Kory Bennett
North Carolina A&T State University
North Dakota
Paul Keidel
Bismarck Career Academy
Ohio
Linda Neenan
iSPACE, Inc.
Oklahoma
Brad Fitzgerald
Southwest Oklahoma State University
Oregon
Bruce Schafer
Cathy Swider
ORTOP
Pennsylvania
Thomas Zawislak
Pennsylvania FIRST Robotics
Rhode Island
Erin Flynn
New England Institute of Technology
South Carolina
William Pedersen
John Fogarty
South Carolina Robotics Education
Foundation
Texas – Dallas/Fort Worth
Dr. Carter Tiernan
College of Engineering
University of Texas at Arlington
Texas – Lubbock
Richard Gale
Texas Tech University
San Jacinto College
Hawai’i
Blake Uramoto
Jenny Uramoto
Texas – San Antonio
Andrew Schuetze
Idaho
Will Boyd
Utah
David Ferro
Illinois
Dan Green
Sue Kunzeman
Jonathan Weiland
Texas – Pasadena/Houston
Sharon Sledge
Weber State University
Vermont
Douglas Dickey
Kristin Winer
University of Vermont
Virginia
Scott McKay
VirginiaFIRST
Washington
Eric Stokely
Washington FIRST Robotics
Indiana
Lori Hall
Michigan Middle School
Tammy Damrath
Ken Platteschorre
Minnesota
Vicki Coaty
2015
FIRST ROBOTICS
COMPETITION
The following organizations partner
with FIRST to implement the FIRST
Robotics Competition Program in a
specified region.
Australia
Fundación Azteca
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Wyoming
Shannon Fischer
Montana
Allison Banfield
ColoradoFIRST
Andrew Bannish
Kevin Li
Flora Li
Xiangpeng Zhang
Semia Limited
Czech Republic
Joe Monks
India
Rajan Malhotra
Republic of Korea
Eric Lee
FEST Creative Engineering Education
Association
New York City
Norm Sutaria
New York – Hudson Valley
New York – Empire
Bernice Houle
Pace University
Pennsylvania
Dave Hackett
Texas – Dallas/Fort Worth
Chris Carter
Dave Davis
College of Engineering
University of Texas at Arlington
Saudi Arabia
Texas – Lubbock
Alan Barhorst
Dina Barhorst
Mohammed Alsenwar
Texas Tech University
National Talent Training Center
Texas – Pasadena/Houston
Nelson Carter
Taiwan
Rene Cheng
ESUN Robot Association
United States
Alaska
Rebecca Soza
David Patterson
California – Los Angeles
Gigi Johnson
Brian Bugert Sr.
Theresa Klemme
Maggie Scholtz
Georgia
Robert May
San Jacinto College
Utah
Dana Dellinger
Vermont
Jeff Frolik
University of Vermont
Virginia
Carol Edelman
Washington
Kevin Ross
Adrienne Rime
Washington FIRST Robotics
Mexico
AZFirst
China
Washington
FIRST Israel
Missouri
Susie Mathieu
Tom McGovern
Diana Howard
Program Managers
VirginiaFIRST
Israel
Logan County Schools
New Jersey
Vince Frascella
Patricia Frascella
Virginia
FIRST Robotics Canada
United States
Montana State University
FIRST in Texas
Canada
Mississippi
Mannie Lowe
Natrona County School District
Texas
Macquarie University
West Virginia
Peggy Vance
Wisconsin
Michael Krauski
Tennessee
TNFIRST, LLC
Arizona
Arkansas
Arkansas FIRST
Colorado
Florida
Florida FIRST Robotics Education
Foundation, Inc. (FFREF)
Georgia
GeorgiaFIRST Robotics Inc.
Hawai’i
Friends of Hawaii Robotics
Illinois
FIRST Illinois Robotics
Indiana
IndianaFIRST
Louisiana
BLaST, Inc.
(Building Louisiana Science and
Technology)
Michigan
FIRST in Michigan (FiM)
Mid-Atlantic Region
Mid-Atlantic Robotics,
a NJ Non-Profit Corp. (MAR)
Missouri – Kansas City
University of Missouri – Kansas City
(UMKC)
Missouri – St. Louis
Saint Louis Science Center
Nevada
FIRST Nevada
New England
ingenuityNE Inc.
New York City
NYC FIRST
New York – Long Island
School-Business Partnerships of Long
Island, Inc. (SBPLI)
North Carolina
NC FIRST Robotics
Wisconsin
Julianne Pickering
Ohio
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
South Carolina
Ohio Aerospace Institute
Palmetto Partners for
Science and Technology
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Team services &
growth of programs
G&A expenses
11%
FINANCIALS
3%
Fundraising
costs
Program expansion and mission successes continued in fiscal year 2014-2015 with balanced
growth in revenues and expenses, including additional investments in our Youth Protection
Program, Information Technology, Program Evaluation, and new investment in our Diversity
& Inclusion Program. Contributions remained strong, as many individuals, small businesses,
corporations – including over 200 of the Fortune 500 companies – and foundations maintained or increased their support, while new Sponsors joined FIRST. This support provided
meaningful experiences to more than 359,000 youth engaged in the FIRST Progression
of Programs.
86%
As noted in the graph, and in keeping with long-time practices, FIRST continues to apply the
maximum percentage of funds possible to directly benefit FIRST participants. Included within
the modest G&A expenses are significant investments in infrastructure enhancements, including
those noted above.
FIRST achieved its tenth consecutive four-star rating from Charity Navigator, certifying our continued
commitment to accountability, transparency, and sound fiscal management. This consecutive rating places
FIRST in the top 1% of the U.S. charities evaluated by Charity Navigator.
STATEMENTS OF ACTIVITES
JUNE 30, 2015
JUNE 30, 2014
Program registration fees
Contributions and grants
Other income, net of expenses of $98,099 in 2015 and $93,186 in 2014
Special project (loss) income, net of expenses of $1,196,117 in 2015
and $725,116 in 2014
Net assets released from restrictions
$ 22,718,237
18,214,680
1,045,962
$ 20,474,334
19,111,341
983,529
(136,485)
17,449,790
126,385
14,739,677
Total revenues (losses) and other support
59,291,914
55,435,266
39,493,796
6,024,042
3,832,813
14,881
256,625
7,688,961
437,912
532,434
36,203,436
6,400,585
3,050,151
12,562
244,774
7,262,637
418,621
529,923
Total expenses
58,281,464
54,122,689
Operating surplus
1,010,450
1,312,577
15,485,707
8,250,000
10,804,438
4,524,283
18,225,785
8,500,000
8,102,948
3,961,488
39,064,428
38,790,221
Total liabilities, end of year
2,376,582
2,276,854
Net assets:
Unrestricted
Temporarily restricted
22,777,156
13,910,690
21,766,706
14,746,661
36,687,846
36,513,367
$ 39,064,428
$ 38,790,221
Revenues and other support:
Expenses
FIRST Robotics Competition
FIRST LEGO League and FIRST LEGO League Jr.
FIRST Tech Challenge
FIRST Place
Net cost of building space occupied by unrelated not-for-profit organizations
General, administrative and supporting services, and fundraising
Operation of FIRST facilities
Depreciation
STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION
Assets:
Cash and cash equivalents*
Short-term investments*
Pledges, receivables, program supply inventory, and other assets
Net property, plant, and equipment
Total assets, end of year
Liabilities and net assets:
Total net assets, end of year
Total liabilities and net assets, end of year
For each of the two fiscal years summarized above, FIRST received unmodified (unqualified) opinions from its independent auditors, BerryDunn.
*Note: The cash and short-term investments are comprised of both unrestricted funds and donor temporarily restricted funds. The total liquid assets balance available to
FIRST, for operating purposes, at June 30, 2015, is equivalent to approximately four months of FIRST operating expenses.
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The financial information presented here is condensed and does not include the value of all donated services and materials. View Audited Financial Statements (AFS).
For details, please refer to accompanying notes, which are an integral part of the AFS.
LEADERSHIP
Board of Directors
Sheri S. McCoy - Co-Chair
Chief Executive Officer & Director
Avon Products, Inc.
Robert M. Tuttle - Co-Chair
General Partner
1848 Associates
John E. Abele - Vice Chair
Founding Chairman, Retired
Boston Scientific Corporation
Donald E. Bossi - Secretary
President
FIRST ®
Dean Kamen - Founder
President
DEKA Research & Development Corporation
Ursula M. Burns
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Xerox Corporation
Dr. Robin N. Coger
Dean, College of Engineering
North Carolina A&T State University
David Crane
Former President & Chief Executive
Officer
NRG Energy, Inc.
Walter P. Havenstein
Chief Executive Officer, Retired
Science Applications International
Corporation (SAIC)
Dr. Paul E. Jacobs
Executive Chairman of the Board
Qualcomm Incorporated
Muhtar Kent
Chairman of the Board &
Chief Executive Officer
The Coca-Cola Company
Dr. Laurie Leshin
President
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
John H. Lynch
Former Governor
State of New Hampshire
Scott McKay
Executive Vice President &
Chief Information Officer
Genworth Financial
Dennis A. Muilenburg
Chairman, President,
& Chief Executive Officer
The Boeing Company
Robert K. Ortberg
Chairman, President,
& Chief Executive Officer
Rockwell Collins
Robert L. Parkinson, Jr.
Chairman Emeritus
Baxter International Inc.
Steve Sanghi
Chairman of the Board, President,
& Chief Executive Officer
Microchip Technology, Inc.
Myron (Mike) E. Ullman, III
Executive Chairman
JCPenney
Executive Advisory Board
Dr. Woodie Flowers - Co-Chair &
Distinguished Advisor
Pappalardo Professor Emeritus of
Mechanical Engineering
David Lavery
Program Executive for
Solar System Exploration
NASA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Paul Lazarus
President
Vincent Wilczynski, Ph.D. - Co-Chair
Deputy Dean, School of Engineering &
Applied Science
Susie Mathieu
Partner
White Dwarf Productions
Yale University
Spirit Hockey, LLC
Honorary Directors
Ray Almgren
Chairman
Paul A. Allaire
FIRST Chairman: 1995-2000
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer,
Retired
FIRST in Texas
Ceci Neumann
Independent Law Practice
Professional
Xerox Corporation
J.T. Battenberg III
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer,
Retired
Delphi Corporation
Francois J. Castaing
Executive Vice President, Retired
Chrysler Corporation
L. John Doerr III
Partner
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Gary L. Tooker
Chairman of the Board, Retired
Motorola, Inc.
James R. Utaski
FIRST Chairman: 2000-2002
Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions
Officer, Retired
Johnson & Johnson
Senior Advisors
Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson
President
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen
Chairman of the Board
LEGO Foundation & KIRKBI A/S
Gordon Lankton
Chairman of the Board, Retired
Nypro Inc.
Dr. William P. Murphy, Jr.
Founder
Cordis Corporation
Dr. Roland Schmitt President Emeritus
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
The Honorable Jeanne Shaheen
United States Senator
Gail Alpert
President
FIRST in Michigan
Tom Arseneault
Chief Operating Officer
BAE Systems, Inc.
Sujeet Chand
Chief Technology Officer &
Senior Vice President
Kevin Ross
Founder
Washington FIRST Robotics
Robert Sobolewski
President & Chairman
ingenuityNE
Josh S. Weston
Honorary Chairman
Automatic Data Processing, Inc.
Rockwell Automation, Inc.
Cosema (Connie) Crawford, P.E.
Senior Vice President
The Louis Berger Group, Inc.
Michael Dubno
Head of Global Markets & Research
Technology, Retired
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Greg Hale
Vice President & Chief Safety Officer
Walt Disney Parks & Resorts
Erik Halleus
President & Chief Executive Officer
EuroScandia Enterprises
James E. Heppelmann
President & Chief Executive Officer
PTC
Marc Hodosh
Co-Creator
TEDMED
Kent H. Hughes
Public Policy Scholar
Woodrow Wilson International
Center for Scholars
Kyle Hughes
Founder and Teacher
Clarkston High School Science,
Mathematics, and
Technology Academy
Jacob Kragh
Senior Vice President, China
Leadership Team
Donald E. Bossi
President
FIRST
Steven R. Chism
Vice President, Programs
FIRST
Terry Durkin
Vice President, Finance
FIRST
Mark Giordono
Vice President, Development
FIRST
Mark Greenlaw
Vice President, Strategy and Impact
FIRST
Roseann Stevens
Vice President, Field Operations,
Volunteer Resources,
and Youth Protection
FIRST
Listing current as of March 1, 2016
Championship photography by Adriana
M. Groisman, Argenis Apolinario, Dan
Donovan, Lara Longo, and Lou Ravetta.
Other images courtesy of FIRST teams,
Volunteers, and Sponsors.
LEGO
New Hampshire
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technology
engineering
assist
Vision
initiative
“To transform our culture by creating a world where science and
technology are celebrated and where young people dream of
becoming science and technology leaders.” Dean Kamen, Founder
Mission
To inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by
engaging them in exciting Mentor-based programs that build science,
engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster
well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication,
and leadership.
Impact
MORE THAN ROBOTS . FIRST participation is proven to encourage
students to pursue education and careers in STEM-related fields, inspire
them to become leaders and innovators, and enhance their 21st century
work-life skills.
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Coopertition®, Gracious Professionalism®, Sport for the Mind™, RECYCLE RUSH℠, and CASCADE
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