Lumenpulse Sponsors, Mentors Walpole High School’s Robotics Team
Celebrating the team’s 10th anniversary of engineering, creativity and innovation
Lumenpulse Inc., a leading innovator and manufacturer of high performance, architectural LED-based lighting solutions for commercial, institutional, and urban environments, today announced that it will be sponsoring the Walpole RoboRebels, the Walpole High School robotics team, as it prepares for the annual FIRST robotics competitions.
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.