While attending Automate 2015 at the McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, Dean Kamen founder of FIRST® dropped by the CGI booth #299B. In 1989, Kamen founded FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), a program for students to get people interested in science, technology, and engineering.
CGI Inc. of Carson City, NV, a leading manufacturer of advanced robotic and motion control products is proud to be a sponsor of the Northern Nevada Tech Challenge Championship. “As a technology driven firm, our company encourages these opportunities for our local students to challenge their creativity, problem solving and teamwork development. The experience will provide many benefits in preparing them for their future endeavors.” said Mike Madison, President of CGI Inc.
The FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC®) is a robotics competition that provides grades 7 through high-school-aged students with a challenging, technology-rich program that inspires them about science, technology, and engineering. The programs also come with additional benefits. Now over $15 million of scholarships are available to FIRST high school students.