FIRST in Machine Design Magazine again!

In the Industry Updates section of the e-newsletter:

Silver Supplier for the 2008 FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC)
Inspired by the excitement of last year’s event, Bishop-Wisecarver Corp.,]( manufacturer of the original DualVee guide wheel, has returned as a sponsor of the 2008 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC) as a Silver Supplier.

FIRST provides an educational and career path for young people with an interest in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. Teams are judged not on the final score, but on overall performance, including problem solving, innovation, teamwork, community engagement, and fostering greater levels of respect and honor for science and technology, according to FIRST.

More than 37,500 high school students will participate in the 2008 FIRST Robotics Competition, along with 21,000 mentors, 6,300 event volunteers and more than 2,500 sponsors, according to FIRST. Participating students are eligible to apply for more than $9.5 million in scholarships offered by leading universities, colleges and companies.

The kickoff, held at Southern New Hampshire University, was broadcast visa NASA TV broadcast and Web cast to teams across the United States and in Brazil, Canada, Chile, Israel, Mexico, the Netherlands, and the U.K.
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