Bosch Thermotechnology has sponsored the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics Competition – New England (NE) District Championship at Boston University’s Agganis Arena, demonstrating its commitment to fostering STEM education initiatives to drive future innovation.
Under strict rules, limited resources and a six-week time limit, the competition challenges teams of students to raise funds, design a team brand, hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-sized robots. The competition culminates in a live event in which students pit their robots against like-minded competitors in field games.
“Bosch Thermotechnology is proud to sponsor a competition in which younger leaders exercise their curiosity and experiment with science and technology,” says George Berg, vice president of operations at Bosch Thermotechnology Corp. “Programs like FIRST Robotics are imperative to the future of engineering and technology.”
During the event, Bosch Thermotechnology sponsored a VIP lunch where different Bosch divisions were represented, including Bosch Power Tools, Bosch eBike Systems and Bosch Security. Each division embodies the company-wide initiative to design and manufacture innovative solutions.
The NE District Championship is a qualifying round for the championship competitions in Houston and Detroit. Past championships rallied 16,500 youth, 770 teams and 33,000 attendees from 34 countries.