Mastercam is proud to sponsor the 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition (www.firstinspires.org) by granting use of the Mastercam Educational Suite for the duration of the competition to teams in need of CAM software.
“We are proud to be able to supply the use of Mastercam software to the teams involved in the FIRST Robotics competition,” says Doug Nemeth, CNC Software’s Director of Sales. “Along with the use of industry leading software, these teams will have access to our worldwide network of Resellers, who will be there to assist and mentor the FIRST teams when needed. It is vitally important that we show students, parents, and teachers that a career in manufacturing is rewarding, high tech, and fun. We support the efforts and vision of FIRST, as it aligns with CNC Software’s vision of the importance of manufacturing in education.”
The FIRST (For Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology) Robotics Competition is held yearly. High school-aged teams the world over compete head to head on a special playing field with robots they have designed, built, and programmed.
Under strict rules, limited resources, and the guidance of volunteer mentors including engineers, teachers, business professionals, parents, alumni, and more, teams of 25+ students have just six weeks to build and program robots to perform challenging tasks against a field of competitors. They must also raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and perform community outreach. In addition to learning valuable STEM and life skills, participants are eligible to apply for $25+ million in college scholarships.
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