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Blue Flame Strategic Partner

A Blue Flame Strategic Partner provides exceptional support across many dimensions

NASA Logo National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASA's vision is "to reach for new heights and reveal the unknown so that what we do and learn will benefit all humankind". Established in 1958, NASA is one of today's leading pioneers in aeronautics, exploration systems, science, and space explorations. They are famous for the Apollo moon landings, Hubble Space Telescope, Space Shuttle, Mars Exploration Rovers, and recent New Horizons mission to reach Pluto, among others. NASA actively supports the International Space Station, green aviation research, and numerous youth STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) programs such as FIRST, just to name a few. Our oldest and most constant sponsor, NASA provides generous financial contributions to the team every season.

NHS Logo Northshore High School
Northshore High School strives to provide "a challenging and caring community, encouraging lifelong learning for all students". The academic standards are high, and the performance expectations are challenging. The school's educational focus is on high academic achievement, student development as lifelong learners, and on students becoming productive contributors to society. Students are expected to responsibly address the rigors of a challenging and well prepared curriculum, and are strongly encouraged to be active participants in campus life. Team Combustion is grateful to its home school for both its financial assistance and help in raising student body awareness about STEM learning and FIRST.

SHS Logo Salmen High School
Since 1965, Salmen High School has sought "to create a learning culture where all are challenged and inspired to achieve." With a student body of about 800, Salmen is the smallest of the three public high schools in Slidell. Prior to merging with FRC 1912 for the 2014 season, Salmen's FRC 1858 / 4668 competed as the Mechanized Spartans.

Inferno Sponsors

An inferno sponsor is defined by giving 3,000 dollars or more

NRL Logo Naval Research Laboratory
The Naval Research Laboratory "operates as the Navy's full-spectrum corporate laboratory, conducting a broadly based multidisciplinary program of scientific research and advanced technological development directed toward maritime applications of new and improved materials, techniques, equipment, systems and ocean, atmospheric, and space sciences and related technologies." Thomas Edison urged for the 1923 creation of this research institution within the Navy. NRL specializes in cutting-edge fields including plasma physics, space physics, materials science, and tactical electronic warfare. Besides magnanimously funding Team Combustion, NRL also receives many of our students for skill-enriching summer jobs and internships.

NDEP Logo National Defense Educational Program
NDEP's mission is to support a new generation of scientists and engineers who will apply their talents in our nation's defense laboratories. The National Defense Education Program is building a foundation for the future workforce needs of the Department of Defense by supporting science and math programs at three educational levels: pre-college, college and university, and post-doctoral (PEP, SMART, NSSEFF). NDEP has kindly supplied our team with valuable power tools in addition to regular financial contributions.

Textron Logo Textron Systems
Textron's vision is "to be the premier multi-industry company, recognized for our powerful brands, world-class enterprise processes and talented people." Headquartered in Rhode Island, Textron has advanced since 1923 into both a model for the multi-industry company and the diversified business. As a Fortune 500 company covering 25 countries, Textron's strong brands include Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO and Greenlee. Team Combustion thanks Textron for its gracious financial support.

Jacobs Logo Jacobs
For Jacobs, "building strong, long-term relationships with our clients is the key to our success as a company". Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., with 2010 revenues of nearly $10 billion, is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional, and construction services. Building strong, long-term relationships with our clients is the key to our success as a company. Team Combustion is immensely honored to receive Jacobs' financial assistance.

Wildfire Sponsors

A wildfire sponsor is defined by giving between 1,000 and 3,000 dollars

Aerojet Logo Aerojet Rocketdyne
Aerojet, founded in 1942, has been an international icon in propulsion and energetics since pioneering the first Space Age rockets. From its inception in 2005, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne has developed the highest quality rocket engines for the Space Shuttle and other NASA programs. In 2013, GenCorp (the parent company of Aerojet) acquired Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, forming the Aerojet Rocketdyne corporation. Aerojet Rocketdyne offers a wide range of aerospace and defense capabilities stemming from its dual heritage. Recognizing that enthusiastic students hold the key to a successful future, Aerojet Rocketdyne is "committed to championing STEM education and careers at all levels of education." Through the GenCorp Foundation and individual mentoring, Aerojet Rocketdyne heavily supports FIRST teams across the nation at regional and local levels. Team 1912 deeply appreciates the multi-faceted sponsorship of Aerojet Rocketdyne.

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.

Gulf Coast Logo GulfCoast Pain Institute
One of the first independent clinics in Slidell, LA, GulfCoast Pain Institute applies interventional pain treatment "to help patients effectively manage their pain and return to a more productive life." From offices in Slidell and Lake Charles, LA, well-trained physicians can alleviate chronic back and neck pain and other disorders of the spine. Team Combustion graciously thanks GulfCoast Pain Institute for their generous financial support.

Lew Endowment Logo Lew Endowment
Team 1912 deeply appreciates the funds that our students' families contribute.

Candlelight Sponsors

A candlelight sponsor is defined by giving between 500 and 1,000 dollars

American Nuclear Society Logo American Nuclear Society
The American Nuclear Society strives every day to promote the advancement of nuclear technology and professions, especially in the United States. The interest in peaceful applications of nuclear technology launched the American Nuclear Society in 1954. Since then, the ANS has rapidly initiated outreach and international exchange projects, established stable headquarters in La Grange Park of Illinois, and published scientifically respected journals and studies on assorted nuclear-related research. Team Combustion is proud to receive the financial support of the American Nuclear Society.

Geocent Logo Geocent, Inc.
Geocent, Inc. "provides innovative software engineering, data center and core infrastructure, technology consulting, engineering, and scientific support" to a diverse group of clients ranging from federal agencies to aerospace and healthcare entities. With headquarters in Metairie, LA, and six regional offices (Charleston, SC; Huntsville, AL; Stennis Space Center, MS; New Orleans, LA; Baton Rouge, LA; Tulsa, OK), Geocent has a strong presence across the southeast, and has won multiple small-business awards. Team Combustion greatly values Geocent's support.

Nakamoto Endowment Logo Nakamoto Endowment
Team Combustion greatly values the financial support of our students' families.

Torchwood Supplier

A torchwood supplier gives assistance of any form without the addition of money

Alliance Laser Logo Alliance Laser
Alliance Laser, founded in 1999, is a leading manufacturer of custom-machined parts. As a local business in Slidell, Louisiana, Alliance Laser strives "to provide quality laser cutting, machining, and fabrication on all jobs big or small." From precision cutting to laser engraving, the company ensures customer satisfaction and superior service. Team Combustion greatly appreciates the expert support of Alliance Laser.

SolidWorks Logo SolidWorks Corporation
SolidWorks Corporation, a subsidiary of Dassault Systèmes, is an FRC Crown Supplier. Headquartered in Waltham, MA, SolidWorks Corporation donates licences to one of the most widely used CAD programs, SolidWorks 2015, as well as downloads for SolidWorks Electrical and SolidWorks Composer. Team 1912 is excited to have access to the enriching resources for designing our next robot.