In 2004, a $10,000 grant from NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL helped greatly in getting the FIRST Team 1625 started. Today, we are proud of our partnership with the local community and the Winnebago and Pecatonica School Districts.
Thank you to our generous sponsors for the 2017 season:
Golden Gears (gift of $3,000 or more)
Winnebago School District
Pecatonica High School
In memory of Dale Falconer
UTC Aerospace Systems
Silver Sprockets (gift of $1,000 - $3,000)
Granite Merchant Services
Bronze Bearings (gift of $500)
Union Savings Bank
The Adventures of Muffin and Alexander by Dr. L
Winnovation challenges students across multiple dimensions, encouraging them to become their best intellectually, creatively, academically, and socially. In theory, the goal may be to design a robot to play a game, but in reality the program provides hands-on opportunity for students to apply theoretical concepts learned in school (math, science, industrial education all have direct impact) While we are proud of our achievements, the robot’s win-loss record is not the most satisfying accomplishment. We celebrate the impact that Winnovation Robotics has had on the 150 students who have been a part of the program over the past ten years.
We appreciate all the support we get from family, friends, and businesses in the area. Sponsorship happens in many ways -- financial donations, in-kind donations, skilled mentorships. Click here to review FIRST Team 1625's business plan. If you'd like more information about how you can sponsor FIRST Team 1625 contact Karen Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org.