We want to thank our wonderful sponsors for choosing us to support. These companies have assisted us financially and provided representatives to work alongside us in the lab. We thank them publicly for having such an interest in the engineers of the future.
Boeing became active sponsors in 2013. Dan Newman, Chief Engineer of the advanced Vertical Lift organization, stops by the lab often to work alongside students. He helps with our building process by providing input and physical labor into the mechanical aspects of the robot. After withdrawing because of financial difficulties, we're so grateful to have them back.
Since the beginning, Metal Edge has been sponsoring Team 1218, thus making Metal Edge our oldest sponsor to date. Jono Frank has established his place in the lab by making surprise appearances during work days and providing positive motivation for our students.
Ervtech has been with Team 1218 during our start in 2003 and has been with us ever since. Ervtech is a family-run organization that has donated countless hours in the advancement of Team 1218. The head of organization, Rob Ervin, has assisted teen engineers in operating the CNC for 10 years. His presence in our lab brings light and joy to our students with infectious smile and his consistent encouragement.
The United States Navy is our most recently acquired sponsor, and they were so gracious enough this year to donate money to Team 1218 for registration fees. We also thank them for sending us a mentor, who is unknown to us at this current moment.
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