Thousands of teams of high school students each compete in a global robotics competition sponsored by 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.
The Walpole RoboRebels have competed in FIRST competitions since 2002-2003 celebrating a decade of top finishes and regional awards along the way. Each year a group of 50 students plan the fundraising efforts, and work with mentors and Walpole High teachers Fred Hinck and Dustin Scott to develop a robot that meets the new robotics challenge set out by FIRST.
"Lumenpulse values the importance of fueling innovation and technology," said Greg Campbell, Chief Technology Officer at Lumenpulse. "Beyond the sponsorship of the RoboRebels, Lumenpulse will be hiring a few students as part of a six week summer internship to provide real-world engineering experience. We feel supporting the Walpole RoboRebels is an important way Lumenpulse can give back to our community."
Accomplished inventor Dean Kamen founded FIRST ® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) in 1989 to inspire an appreciation of science and technology in young people. Based in Manchester, N.H., FIRST designs accessible, innovative programs to build self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills while motivating young people to pursue opportunities in science, technology, and engineering. With support from three out of every five Fortune 500 companies and more than $14 million in college scholarships, the not-for-profit organization hosts the FIRST ® Robotics Competition (FRC®) and FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC®) for high-school students, FIRST®LEGO® League (FLL®) for 9 to 14-year-olds, (9 to 16-year-olds outside the U.S., Canada, and Mexico) and Junior FIRST®LEGO® League (Jr.FLL®) for 6 to 9-year-olds. Gracious Professionalism is a way of doing things that encourages high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others, and respects individuals and the community. To learn more about FIRST, go to www.usfirst.org.
About Lumenpulse Inc.
Founded in 2006, Lumenpulse develops and manufactures high performance, sustainable architectural LED-based fixtures and solutions for commercial, institutional, and urban environments. Attention to detail in mechanical, optical and fixture design has positioned Lumenpulse as a leader in the global LED lighting marketplace for indoor and outdoor uses. Lumenpulse has a global presence through its Corporate Headquarters in Montreal, Canada, US Headquarters and Global Technology Development Center in Boston, Massachusetts and EMEA Headquarters in London, UK.
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