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We are a highly creative team of 3rd to 12th grader student based in the Lehigh Valley (Eastern Pennsylvania). We are registered with the FIRST Lego League (FLL) and the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) to compete with more than 30,000 other teams world-wide in an annual robotics competition. FIRST was founded in 1989 to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. Based in Manchester, NH, the 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit public charity designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills.

For the past eight  years, Igutech members have learned how to work together as a team (this won numerous prestigious awards) and how to apply engineering principles to design high-performing and autonomous robots. We have learned how to conduct research in complex areas like public transportation, bio-medical engineering, senior citizens and natural disasters. Without support from our sponsors we would not have been able to provide all the reserach materials, supplies and robotic sets needed to run a successful team. Financial support for our team will be used to pay for educational materials (e.g. Lego robotics sets, reserach materials, office supplies, field trips, tournament registration fees, etc.) and for travel to tournaments. Igutech is entirely run by volunteer staff. Contributions of any amount are highly appreciated and help us continue with our science & engineering endeavours. To learn more about us, please browse our website or download our flyer here (PDF file, 2.5 MB).

Support to the science and engineering education of our team and click the "Donate" button below:

 

We are registered as non-profit organization in the State of Pennsylvania with the federal tax-excempt status 501(c)3. All donations are tax-deductible to the extend allowed by law.

Every sponsor will be recognized on our website with logo and internet link. In addition, we will send every sponsor who contributes $300 or more a personalized plaque with the picture of our team for display in their business or home.

Thank you for your generous support!

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PRINCIPAL SPONSORS - Platinum Level

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2017 - Flowserve Corp. is one of the world’s leading providers of fluid motion and control products and services. Team Igutech appreciated the opportunity to learn about engineering design in a globally operating company. Thank you for Flowserves generous support that enabled our trip to the FTC World Championship. www.flowserve.com

 

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2017 - Macom is a global leader in the manufacture of analog semiconductors that power the infrastructure for communication, business transactions, information and entertainment. We are very grateful for the generous support of our FLL and FTC  Teams to attend national robotic championship tourneaments in Missouri and Arkensas.   www.macom.com

 

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2015, 2016, 2017 - Mack Trucks (part of the Volvo Group) is one of North America's largest manufactureres of heavy-duty Class 8 trucks, engines and transmissions. Founded in 1900, Mack trucks are sold in more than 45 countries. All three Igutech Robotics Teams would like to thank Mack for its very generous support over the years. This allowed us to expand the all volunteer-run programs in the Lehigh Valley designed to inspire future engineers and leaders. For more information: www.macktrucks.com

 

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2016, 2017 - Thorlabs is an industry leader in the design & manufacture of products in the areas of optical instrumentation, photonics, fiber optics, lasers, optomechanics, and vibration isolation. Team Igutech is thanks Thorlabs for the very generous support and the continuous supply of healthy lab snacks.
For more information: www.thorlabs.com/

 

 

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2017 - Chroma ATE Inc. is a world leading manufacturer of complete electronic test and measurement solutions for commercial, automotive, military and government industries. FLL and FTC Teams from Igutech Inc. are very grateful for Chroma's generous sponsorship. For more information:  www.chromaate.com/

 

 

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2012 - Lehigh Hanson is part of the HeidelbergCement Group, the global leader in aggregates, third largest cement producer worldwide and premier supplier of concrete and concrete building products. Team Igutech is very grateful for the generous support. This enabled the team to attend the North America Open robotics tournament in California in 2012. 
For more information: www.lehighhanson.com/

 

PRINCIPAL SPONSORS - Gold Level

 

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2010, 2011, 2012, 2016 - Hotyarns - Lehigh Valley, PA
Premier supplier of highest quality European knitting yarn.
For more information: 
www.hotyarns.com

 

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2014 - TransEdge Truck Centers - Allentown, PA
The North American Dealer of the Year for Mack Trucks. TransEdge offers everything when it comes to Mack, Volvo, Hino, or Crane Carrier truck. Thank you for supporting the robotic engineering endeavors of Lehigh Valley FTC Team Igutech. For more information: TransEdge Truck Centers

 

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2012 - Profi-Vision - Allentown, PA and Berlin, Germany
A global leader in providing engineering solutions for industrial automation and software. Thank you for supporting the education of future engineers and leaders in your neighborhood.
For more information: www. profi-vision.com

 

MAJOR SPONSORS - Silver Level

 

2013 - Uline, a family-owned business, is the leading distributor of shipping, industrial and packaging materials to businesses throughout North America.

 

2012 - Dominck Raneri - Grandfather of a long-term Igutech team member.

 

Aesculap

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2012 - Aesculap Implant System creates innovative high-quality spine implant and orthopaedic products. Thank you for sponsoring the team to participate at the North America Open Robotics tournament (FLL). More Information: www.aesculapimplantsystems.com

 

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2012 - Klaus Layer, Walldorf, Germany
Great friend and longterm supporter of Team Igutech

 

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DaVinci Science Center in Allentown, PA
To inspire the exploration, understanding, and appreciation of science through curiosity, creativity, and imagination.

 

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2011 - Italiano Delite - Emmaus/Macungie, PA
A Lehigh Valley restaurant with delicious Italian food in a nice ambience at an affordable price.
For more information: http://italianodelightonline.com

 

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2010 - Aesculap Implant System creates innovative high-quality spine implant and orthopaedic products. Team Igutech is very grateful for their generous support. More Information: www.aesculapimplantsystems.com

 

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2010 - Innovative Photonic Solutions (IPS) manufactures high-performance laser light sources for medical, scientific and homeland security applications.
IPS is based near Princeton, NJ. For more information: www.innovativephotonics.com


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2010, 2012 - Helmut and Else - Grandparents of an Igutech Team Member, Frankenthal, Germany
Thank you for your very generous contributions over the past two years.

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2011 - ER.BAUEN provides premier civil engineering services for residential and commercial projects. The firm is located in Lendorf, Carinthia (Kärnten) in the very south of Austria. For more information, please contact Mrs. Elke Resch (president) at www.erbauen.at.

 

 

SPONSORS - FRIENDS OF IGUTECH

HomeDepot 2013, 2017 - HomeDepot, Allentown, PA
World's largest homeimprovement specialty retailer.

Thank you for supporting our FTC Robotic Team.
Henry-Lumber 131020 2013 - AJ Henry Lumber, Neffs, PA
Your friendly source for
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Thank you for you help with materials for our robotics competition field set-up
  2013 - Gary and Vicki Boushell, Grandparents of an Igutech Team member
Bricks4kidz 2012 - Bricks4Kidz, Promenade Stores, Center Valley, PA
Provides fun enriching after-school programs for kids
For more information: www.bricks4kidz.com
Bostick 2012 - Carolyn and Chester Bostick, PA
Grandparents of an Igutech Team member

Thank you for your generous support!
Breininger 2012 - Nathan Breininger, Tile Mosaicist, Coplay, PA
brings to life unique, one of a kind, hand sculpted, stone, tile and glass creations
More info: http://nathanbreininger.com/
Roehl 2011 - Roehl Transport Inc. - Marshfield, WI
Provider of truckload transportation and logistical services.
For more information: www.roehl.net
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Leading service provider in the payroll and human resource industry.
For more information: www.paychex.com
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Leading third party (3PL) logistics provider.
For more information: www.chrobinson.com
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SUPPORTERS

Many, many thanks to the following individuals and organizations for their great support of our team. They have helped us tremendeously with very valuable advice for our FLL research challenge.

  • Ms. Aneita Sutton, Director at Nutrition Inc. (Food Services in East Penn School District), - Thank you for a great backstage tour through the kitchen of EHS, for your wonderful patience answering at least 101 questions the team had regarding safe food handling in a high school cafeteria and for your feedback about our "CleanBox" invention.
  • Mr. Daniel Len, Food and Human Safety Coordinator, Wegmans #79 (Thank you for a great inside tour through your store and interesting discussions about food safety at a supermarket)
  • Mr. Dennis Zehner, Marketing, Davinci Science Center Allentown (Thank you for numerous opportunities for our team to get involved at the DaVince Center. We really loved that you invited us to do a ceremonial ribbon cutting with our Lego robot)

2010 Biomedical Engineering

  • Dr. Lorraine Spikol,Associate Chief, Lehigh Neurology (Thank you for a great discussion on neurology, MS and for your many interesting ideas about our research project)
  • Mrs Laura Kowalski, Science Department, Parkland High School (Thank you for an informative and very inspiring class on the human nervous system)
  • Mr. Christian Gabriel, Orthopedics, Aesculap (Most amazing hands-on demonstration of hip and knee implants)
  • Mr. John Love, R&D, Aesculap (Most interesting tour through spine implant R&D facility)
  • Mr. Marco Schlegel, Atmos, Allentown, PA (Hands-on demonstration of innovative ENT medical devices)
  • Mr. Michael Selk, B. Braun, Allentown, PA (Fascinating tour through medical device manufacturing and introduction into the world of safe drug delivery)

2009 Transportation - How to improve bicycle transportation in our community

  • Lehigh Engineering Associates, Walnutport, PA
  • Mr. Ron Stahley, Chaiman of the Board of Supervisors, North Whitehall Township, PA
  • Action Rental, Allentown, PA (demonstration of various construction machines to give us inspiration for a lego robot)
  • Mr. Stephen Pohowsky, Safety Program Specialist and Bicylce/Pedestrian Coordinator at the Pennsylvania Department of Tranportation
  • Mr. Joseph Rauscher, P.E. , District Traffic Studies/Safety Engineer at the PA Department of Transportation
  • Mr. William Bowen, Principal of Schnecksville Elementary School in the Parkland School District
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Newsflash

Igutech Fieldtrip to Atmos Inc.

Atmos_Logo[JK 5-1-10] On May 1st, Team Igutech took an exciting field trip to Atmos's building. The day started with the president of Atmos giving us a presentation about the company, what they do, aTeamMeeting_100501_04nd what they wanted to know about igutech. Then Igutech members Stewart and Sydney gave their presentation on the team, and the robot. Second, Igutech team member Jackie acted as a patient. The president of Atmos {Marco Schlegel} gave Jackie a checkup as if she was a real ENT {ears, nose, and throat} patient.Third, the most exciting thing happened: We got to see Tilman's, Ferdinand's , and Mr. Schlegel's vocal cords. For some, it was absolutely disgusting. For some others it was the coolest thing they have ever seen!!!! Then, we got to get a demonstration on what would happen when you used Atmos's vacuum product. First, they put gauze in a fake wound. Then they put the vacuum hose right inside the two pieces of gauze. Before we knew it the gauze got sucked down to the wound. Lastly, Igutech got treated to cookies, Soft Pretzels, grapes, and a variety of drinks. It was a spectacular field trip.