MINNEAPOLIS, January 21, 2009 – EAC Product Development Solutions (EAC), a leading provider of engineering products and services, today announced that it is sponsoring the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Tech Challenge for high school students across seven states.
On January 24, the high-school-aged teams will be competing in the robotics tournament at the University of Cincinnati’s Tangeman University Center. The FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) winner is determined in head-to-head robotics matches on a 12-foot-square playing field, featuring autonomous and operator-controlled periods.
“FIRST’s mission is to inspire young people to be technology leaders by engaging them in programs that build skills and foster self-confidence,” said Thane Hathaway, President and CEO at EAC. “EAC is very proud to sponsor this important education initiative because it encourages innovation.”
Representatives from EAC will be attending the event to support the twenty-four competing teams. For more information about the FTC, visit
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