Once again this year, Superior Controls is a proud sponsor of the New Hampshire-Vermont VEX State Championship tournament. The event takes place February 15-16, 2020 at Manchester Community College in Manchester, NH. More than 80 student teams from New Hampshire and Vermont will compete each day to earn a spot at the VEX Robotics World Championship in April.
“It’s eye-opening to see the robots these students design, build and program each season to compete in the game-based engineering challenge,” said Dan Larochelle, Professor of Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics at Manchester Community College. “The VEX Robotics Competition provides kids with an engaging hands-on learning experience that instills a passion for STEM, and teaches them how to become critical problem solvers, which will serve them well into their future.”
Superior Controls devotes a great deal of time and resources into educating the next generation of engineers, both internally with the company’s intensive new engineer training curriculum, and externally through programs like VEX Robotics. Employees like Vice President of Engineering Bob Patrick and Project Engineer Jonathan Starr have served as judges at various regional robotics competitions.
“We believe in paying it forward and investing in the next generation both before and after they enter the workforce,” said Superior Controls Cofounder and President Rick Pierro. “We support STEM programs such as VEX Robotics both financially, as well as encouraging our automation engineers to share their knowledge as local team mentors.”
Photos courtesy of Dan Larochelle, Department Chair, Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics, Manchester Community College.