Our corporate sponsor, Zebra Technologies, is the perfect match for a FRC team. They have sent software, electrical and mechanical engineers for many years to mentor our students. They are like family to us! We seem to learn like sponges around them. It's neat to hear them get so excited when they are demonstrating something new to us. We are treated with respect and they value our input as students. It is a great learning environment and we learn what it is like in the corporate world.
Because of the mentoring of Zebra, many of our students are now in college studying computer science and engineering. Three of our students have done internships at the Motorola facility here on Long Island with two of them already working for Motorola. This is what FIRST is all about. OUr school advisors are not able to teach us all that Motorola is capable of, so it is necessary for them to be here. We are so challenged by them that it is like a competition for us to solve all the problems they throw at us.
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