Team Combustion

Past Sponsors

National Instruments Logo National Instruments
Founded in 1976, National Instruments is a leading innovator in "providing test, measurement, and embedded systems for engineers and scientists." NI has supplied the FRC controls system since the 2009 season. The cRIO, Digital Sidecar, and Power Distribution Board are the key components provided. LabVIEW, a graphical programming language also developed by NI, has been customized specifically for FRC teams. NI's newly designed roboRIO control system will be implemented by FRC in the 2015 season, solidifying a long-term strategic partnership with FIRST. Team Combustion greatly values the multidimensional support of National Instruments.

Lockheed Martin Logo Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin strives to "improve the quality of education, enhance academic performance, or support teachers and students in the areas of math, science, engineering and technology; Strengthen our communities through their civic, cultural, environmental, or health and human services programs; Recognize the achievements of our customers and sponsor educational initiatives that support the next generation of engineers and scientists". Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 126,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. Team Combustion always benefits greatly from Lockheed Martin's financial contributions.

Huntington Ingalls Logo Huntington Ingalls Industries
Huntington Ingalls Industries, a global leader in shipbuilding, is "dedicated to being a visible and positive corporate citizen in every community where we do business." As the exclusive supplier of nuclear- powered aircraft carriers to the United States, Huntington Ingalls has a reputation for excellence in design, production, and innovation. The commitment to establishing an enriched community is manifest from its integral facilities at Gulfport, MS, and New Orleans, LA. Team Combustion greatly appreciates the valuable support of Huntington Ingalls.

Qualis Logo Qualis
Qualis believes that "from Defense to Civil ground, air, sea and space programs, [our] people advance customer mission success by forging superior solutions for systems acquisition, engineering, and operations and sustainment". Qualis Corporation is a high technology business providing technical services in the areas of engineering analysis, design, testing, and support services to both commercial and Government customers. Qualis Corporation graciously provides financial support for Team Combustion.

Sierra Lobo Logo Sierra Lobo
Sierra Lobo aims to be "a provider of engineering and technical services, including hardware fabrication and testing, to the aerospace and transportation industries" as well as to continue "innovative research that will benefit human transportation on the land, sea, air, and space for generations to come." Sierra Lobo offers a full range of professional and technical capabilities, including Test and Evaluation, Systems Engineering, and Advanced Technologies. Sierra Lobo was founded in 1993 by engineers who worked together for a large engineering firm on a contract at NASA's Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, OH. Sierra Lobo graciously provides financial support for Team Combustion.

STPSB Logo St. Tammany Parish School Board
The St. Tammany Parish School Board makes "a commitment with [our] community to engage all students in high-quality education resulting in life-long learners who can contribute to the society in which they live." Constant commitment to improvement and to high performance has made the System a leader in the State of Louisiana, by all major standards of educational excellence. The St. Tammany Parish School Board covers an appreciated portion of Team Combustion's expenses in addition to providing invaluable publicity for FIRST within the regional schools.

Quinetiq Logo Qinetiq
To strengthen our foundations and build a future path to sustainable and profitable growth. QinetiQ uses its domain knowledge to provide technical advice to customers in the global aerospace, defence and security markets. [Its] unique positioning enables [it] to be a trusted partner to government organisations, predominantly in the UK and the US, including defence departments, intelligence services and security agencies. QinetiQ kindly provides a spacious workspace for the team in its Slidell, Louisiana facility as well as their financial contribution.

Jacobs Technology supports the Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology (BEST) Robotics Inc. and the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) LEGO and Robotics League in order to promote science and technology education within local communities associated with our NASA segments. Our three primary objectives are: Engaging in the promotion of science and technology education and interest at the middle and high school levels, supporting the activities of our employees and their families within their communities, and supporting recognition of, and support to, NASA-backed educational venues

Hornets Logo NBA Hornets
The New Orleans Hornets are a National Basketball Association franchise located in New Orleans Louisiana. In addition to competing athletically, the Hornets have concentrated on "building a legacy in our community with vision, integrity, and passion" by launching multiple student and family oriented programs. The Hornets' educational projects enhance learning in schools around the Greater New Orleans Region. To encourage student exploration of math and science, the Mathletes Award provides a donation for student organizations. Team Combustion gratefully acknowledges the generous financial support of the New Orleans Hornets.

PWR Logo Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne
Pratt & Whitney is developing game changing technologies for the future, such as the PurePower® PW1000G engine, with patented Geared Turbofan(TM) technology, for next generation of passenger aircraft and hypersonic propulsion systems for aircraft that will travel more than six times the speed of sound. Through Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners, Pratt & Whitney is also developing innovative new services that will delight customers around the globe. Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. company (NYSE:UTX), is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, industrial gas turbines and space propulsion systems. Team Combustion is grateful for the financial support of Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne.

Northrop Grumman Corporation Logo Northrop Grumman
Northrop Grumman's vision is to "be the most trusted provider of systems and technologies that ensure the security and freedom of our nation and its allies. As the technology leader, we will define the future of defense-from undersea to outer space, and in cyberspace". Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. Northrop Grumman's annual financial boons to Team Combustion are wholeheartedly appreciated.

IEEE Logo Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
IEEE's core purpose is to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE is the world's largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community through IEEE's highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities. IEEE's generous funding is appreciated by Team Combustion.

JC Penney Logo JC Penney
Jcpenney's vision for growth is to "be America's shopping destination for discovering great styles at compelling prices. Currently, jcpenney does business with over half of the households in America each year. [We're] focused on getting those customers to spend more with [us], while also finding ways to engage the other half to experience [our] great style and quality at smart prices." J. C. Penney Company, Inc. is one of America's leading retailers, operates over 1,100 department stores throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, as well as one of the largest apparel and home furnishing sites on the Internet, JCPenney's financial support for Team Combustion was accompanied by charming free T-Shirts for the whole team. We thank them.

Shell Logo Shell
Shell Oil Company, a subsidiary of energy multinational Royal Dutch Shell, is a leading producer of oil, natural gas, and petrochemicals in the U.S. Shell encourages programs to "improve student performance, encourage diversity, and benefit our nation's future competitiveness." To transform science education, Shell has sponsored the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the National Science Resources Center (NSRC) for many years, reaching out to students in classrooms across the nation. Shell offers grants to a broad spectrum of non-profit charities and organizations, especially thsoe linked to a Shell community. These initiatives strengthen STEM resources for hundreds of classrooms.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Logo Tropical Smoothie Cafe
Starting as a small restaurant franchise in Tallahassee, Florida, in 1997, Tropical Smoothie Café has expanded to a fast-growing vendor of fresh, nutritious meals. Its focus on a vacation hangout theme underpins a menu that "boasts bold, flavorful food and smoothies with a healthy appeal." Tropical Smoothie offers a unique form of financial support to community organizations through the FUNraising initiative. On a select day, Tropical Smoothie donates a portion of sales to the group hosting a FUNraising event. This is a great way to promote your image to the community while forming a partnership with a leading business.

SAIC "uses its deep domain knowledge to solve problems of vital importance to the nation and the world, in national security, energy and the environment, critical infrastructure, and health. [It does] this with the constant and deliberate commitment to ethical performance and integrity that has marked SAIC since its founding." Founded by J. Robert Beyster, Ph.D., and a small group of scientists in 1969, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), a FORTUNE 500® company, and its subsidiaries now have approximately 43,000 employees worldwide. Team Combustion recognizes the generosity of SAIC's financial support.

Raytheon Logo Raytheon
With 89 years of successful innovation as its legacy, Raytheon remains as determined as ever to lead the world in the development of cutting-edge technologies. Raytheon is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 89 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon's financial support to Team Combustion is deeply appreciated.

Not Rocket Science Logo Not Rocket Science
Not Rocket Science aims to ignite positive business change through the innovative use of information technology. A champion for the innovative use of information technology, Not Rocket Science has delivered productive and cost-reducing solutions to customers that include key governmental agencies and industry leaders in fields as diverse as agriculture and health care. With commitment and care to their customers, Not Rocket Science leads in services that include business system consulting, packaged software integration, systems integration, and custom software development. Not Rocket Science generously equips Team Combustion with monetary funds.

Slidell Women's Civic Club Logo Slidell Women's Civic Club
The Slidell Women's Civic Club is dedicated to the purpose of fostering civic, welfare, cultural, and social interest of the community. The Slidell Women's Civic Club was founded in 1947 and incorporated in 1954 by Mesdames Anita Breisacher, Blanche Carroll, Virginia Madison and Peggy Solberger. Today it helps organize Mardi Gras parades, fundraisers for needy women and children, and promotes education in and around the community. In addition to monetary grants, Team Combustion is grateful for the community service and publicity opportunities provided by the SWCC, which includes a well-received march in the Krewe of Slidellians Mardi Gras parade.

Omni Technology Logo Omni Technology
Since its creation in 1994, Omni Technologies, Inc. has earned the reputation of a leading local engineering firm. With corporate headquarters in Slidell, Omni Technologies seeks to, “provide innovative, cost-effective solutions for our loyal and valued customers.” Omni Technologies offers an impressive array of services, ranging from system engineering to fiber optics technical training. This expertise translates to quality products, including Omni Wireless Flood Gauges and custom SONARs. As a small business, Omni Technologies has built lasting commitments with southeastern Louisiana and Mississippi, aiming to serve with dedicated corporate responsibility.

Founded in 1988, ERC Incorporated supplies "independent assessment support, IT support, and operations and maintenance support to US Department of Defense, NASA, and commercial clients." With over 700 employees, ERC provides expert technical analysis across every field of advanced technology and systems engineering. From its headquarters in Huntsville, Alabama, ERC operates at many important NASA facilities, including Ames Research Center, Johnson Space Center, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Kennedy Space Center. ERC serves as a model of excellence as a small-business contractor by ensuring quality endeavours to every project.

Clementi Gladiators MMA Logo Clementi's Gladiators MMA

IEEE Logo Signs Now
As local business owners, Signs Now is "committed to providing the personal attention and professional service that you expect from a neighbor." Signs Now helps you "Stand out in a crowded world™" with [our] world-class signage solutions. [We] take a consultative approach to developing the right solution for you. [We] listen to you and develop solutions that meet your requirements for image, communication, and durability. Team 1912 gives a grateful thanks for Signs Now's beautiful signs.