See a recap from 2019
Sponsorship Opportunities for
in sponsoring Long Island students to participate in this program!
Deadline by Friday, July 31, 2020
*All students on the waitlist for the second session will be notified by Monday, August 3rd if the session will occur.
MTRC is offering the opportunity to sponsor a 2nd session of the MTRC online robotics program for this Summer, after an overwhelming response with the number of applications. We will look to run the program from August 10 – August 21, 2020. There is no cost for the participants. The need to support a second session for 30 students is $15,000. Sponsorship levels are:
- Silver - $500
- Gold - $1,000
- Platinum - $5,000
- Corporate - $10,000
The robotics program, initiated in 2018, is a grade-school workforce training community initiative. In it's inaugural year, a total of 24 students from surrounding school districts on Long Island were awarded a full scholarship to the 10-day program. In 2019, we expanded to two sessions and successfully supported, 51 students, spanning 35 school districts. All students received a custom robotics kit to use during the program (and keep after) as well as the 10-day instructional camp. All students were between 6 th and 12 th grade.
It is different in this year. Academia was thrusted into remote learning during this pandemic to continue the school year. The robotics program will also adopt such online learning modules. In this new format, the students will exercise cyber learning to prepare for the upcoming school year and still be able to engage with each other to demonstrate their work over tutorials and will be able to share ideas.
Our mission is to bring Design, Innovation & Robotics Camp to the students in the Long Island community who will be our next generation of workforce. Most importantly, we also plan on providing this opportunity to socioeconomically disadvantaged students on Long Island. The students will learn and practice Engineering Design, Practical Electronics, and Microcontroller Programming while working 1:1 with instructors over a virtual classroom setting to design, build, and program an autonomous and Bluetooth controlled robot.
Why be a sponsor?
We opened for applications and had to close it within ten days. We received over 100 applications for only 30 scholarship spots. We are looking to bring this program to students in as many districts on Long Island as possible, with a focus on underrepresented school districts. The sponsorship funds from your generous supports will be used to host a second session from August 10 – August 21.
Company name and logo will be on the robotics program materials, shared in MTRC's social media and MTRC website. MTRC is the manufacturing extension partnership center for the Long Island region with sister-centers located around New York State and is part of the NIST MEP National Network. Exposure extends to State and Federal program partners and regional manufacturers.
* Cost of session for 30 students: $15,000