William Doty (Belding Robotics Team Coach), Zach Brown (Belding Team Member), and Elisha Doty (Belding Team Member) present Cindy Stowell (Robroy Human Resource Specialist) with the 2017-2018 Outstanding Sponsor Award
The Belding FIRST Robotics program has been in place for over 10 years, with an average of 15 participating students during the competition’s season. Past accomplishments for the club include several tournament champion trophies, State Tournament Champion in the 2013-2014 season and simultaneous placement in the top 50 of more than 400 teams at the Worlds Championship in Anaheim, California.
“The team could not have been able to compete at this level without the support of Robroy Enclosures over the past 10 years,” stated William Doty, Belding Robotics Team Coach. “We consider ourselves very lucky to have Robroy Enclosures in our backyard because they are a constant reminder to our kids that there are good jobs available, even in small towns, for those students who push through the challenging STEM coursework to pursue a degree in engineering.”
“As a manufacturing company dependent on the skills of engineers and technicians we have always financially supported STEM education,” states Jeff Seagle, president of Robroy Enclosures. “It has been extremely gratifying to watch the team grow and progress over 10 years. We look forward to seeing these students return home after graduation in a STEM degree program to help local companies like ourselves grow and keep good jobs in the area.”
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1989 to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology. Based in Manchester, NH, the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills. To learn more: https://www.firstinspires.org/