Renesas Electronics America is sponsoring FIRST (For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science & Technology), intending to motivate and inspire next generation engineers.
Renesas employees will work with the more than 2,400 FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) teams around the country serving as mentors and volunteers. Each Renesas-sponsored FRC team will include one or more Renesas employees as a mentor. Renesas will also provide components for the FIRST Kit of Parts (KOP), the design kit used by student teams to create robots intended for specific games as part of the 60 regional FRC events scheduled for 2013.
The alignment with FIRST will allow Renesas to help support students as they gain real-world experience by providing access to industry-leading components and technology tools along with the "know how" Renesas employees can bring to the local teams.
"Supporting FIRST is a natural alliance for Renesas Electronics, and it is an extension of our commitment to enable a smart society by empowering a new generation of engineers," said Peter Carbone, Vice President Marketing, Renesas Electronics America.
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