FIRST is a robotics competition founded by inventor Dean Kamen. FIRST, an acronym for “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology,” is an international phenomenon, which pairs high schools with corporate sponsors to build a robot that will compete in a sport of the mind. The goals of the FIRST program are to give students hands-on experience working with real professionals in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) professions.

Supporting our team helps us offer many benefits to the community. Our own students learn and develop many new skills in engineering, design, leadership, business, public speaking, coaching, and communication. We use our abilities to provide community services such as our “Learn to Solder” activity and helping with Middle School and Elementary School STEAM activities.

Our team can only succeed with the support of our sponsors. One of the best ways to contribute to our team is by monetary donations. We use this income not only to build our robots, but also for community outreach activities throughout the year. System Meltdown strives to build relationships with each sponsor and take the time to properly thank them for their gracious contributions. Investing in our team is an investment in the future of STEAM in Missouri, the US, and beyond.

Is your company doing something great for STEAM in our community? 

Sponsorship BenefitsPromethium
Open invitation and notification
of System Meltdown events
Name/Logo on competition robotXX
Name/Logo on competition shirtsXX
Name/Logo on competition PitXX
Signed team portraitXX
3D printed scale model of
competition robot
Name announced in list of sponsors at
Robot demonstration at partner’s event
of choice upon request
Sponsorship levels and benefits are based on donation.

Our current sponsors are :

  • Worldwide Steel Buidlings
  • Autodesk
  • Envision Technology Group
  • Harbor Freight
  • Raymore Peculiar Schools
  • Peculiar Controls