Cincinnati, OH – Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc. announced that it is joining forces with FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), a not-for-profit organization founded by inventor Dean Kamen to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology, as a Silver Supplier of the FIRST Robotics Competition.
The FIRST Robotics Competition Silver Supplier level designates a contribution between $10,000 and $50,000. Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc. provided air volume tanks for the 2009 FRC Kit of Parts which was distributed to more than 1,680 teams of high-school students on January 3, 2009.
By providing components for the competition, FIRST suppliers are putting the latest technology in the hands of students, giving them the opportunity to apply the same tools used by professional scientist and engineers and ultimately helping them learn real-world skills they will carry into the workplace. The 2009 Kit of Parts contain 604 items, 39% of which are donated.