Louis McCarthy works with the members of Rolla Patriots Robotics Club as they demonstrate the capabilities of their newly designed robot.
March 9, 2012 – Rolla, Mo. – The members of the Rolla Patriots Robotics Team recently visited Brewer Science to demonstrate their student-designed robot for the employees and to express appreciation for the company’s support. Since its founding, Brewer Science has been an advocate for continued learning. Throughout the years, several of its employees have taken the opportunity to encourage learning by serving as mentors for Rolla High School students, most recently for members of the Rolla Patriots Robotics Team.
In addition to coaching the robotics team, the mentors took an active role in raising awareness of the team’s need for funding, which was generated through the sale of energy-efficient LED light bulbs. Dr. Terry Brewer, founder and President of Brewer Science, supported the efforts by purchasing bulbs as gifts for his employees. The proceeds from the sales were used to offset costs associated with building the team’s robot and traveling to competitions.
Brewer Science mentors are equipment technology engineer Louis McCarthy, machine design engineer Philip Allen, project manager Tamala Morris, and industrial hygienist Lori Calderas. These mentors have helped the students prepare for the FIRST Tech Challenge competition, which culminated in the team’s winning the second highest award at the Missouri State Championship and advancing to the World Championship on April 25-28, 2012.
“We know we are positively impacting the next generation of scientists and engineers by providing a hands-on learning experience,” says mentor Philip Allen. He continues, “The students and professionals work side by side to reach goals and find solutions for technical challenges. They learn from our experience, and we benefit from their fresh perspective and work together to solve problems. It is a great opportunity for everyone to learn and grow.”
The willingness of these employees to participate in mentoring Rolla High School students continues a long tradition of Brewer Science’s community involvement. Founded in 1981, Brewer Science is committed to making its community a better place to live and work. Brewer Science is actively involved in supporting the arts, education, and the environment through service, contributions, and in-kind donations.
Since 1981, Brewer Science has consistently developed and delivered innovative materials, processes, and equipment for applications in semiconductors, advanced packaging/3-D integrated circuits, MEMS, sensors, displays, LEDs, and printed electronics. These high-technology Brewer Science products and processes are used to create ultrasmall electronics that enable devices such as tablet computers, smart phones, digital cameras, flat-panel monitors and TVs, and LED lighting. For more information on Brewer Science, please visit www.brewerscience.com.
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M. Loretta Wallis, Corporate Relations Manager
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