Apex, NC, March 11, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Fuentek, LLC (www.fuentek.com) has announced that president Laura A. Schoppe has been selected to judge the NCFIRST Robotics Competition Regional Tournament. The event, which will be held at Dorton Arena in Raleigh April 1-3, will showcase the work of teams of high school students, who have six weeks to design and build a robot from a “kit of parts” provided by the competition. Each team is paired with professional mentors to guide them through the process. Teams must follow a set of rules when constructing their robot, and then submit it to the competition where they will be judged on design, team spirit, professionalism and maturity, and their problem-solving abilities.
“I am excited to be judging the N.C. Regional Tournament for NCFIRST Robotics,” said Schoppe. “I support the organization’s mission of getting students interested in and excited about engineering and research, so I am happy to help with this tournament in any way that I can. And with the event being open to the public, everyone can come and enjoy these fun, high-tech races.”
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- A total of 19 teams from high schools across the state are competing.
- The N.C. Regional Tournament is free and the public is welcome.
- For more information about the event and about NCFIRST Robotics visit http://www.ncfirstrobotics.org/frc.html.
About Fuentek, LLC:
Fuentek, LLC is a consulting firm that provides intellectual property and technology management services. With a specialization in technology commercialization, Fuentek works with a wide variety of clients to identify promising technologies and assist them in converting their ideas and inventions into marketable products. Drawing upon its unique combination of technical, business and commercialization expertise, the firm is the largest NASA contractor in North Carolina and has helped organizations around the world find the technology they need. Led by Laura A. Schoppe, a 2008 recipient of the prestigious Triangle Business Journal Women In Business award, Fuentek also offers training workshops, guidebooks and Web sites to help clients improve effectiveness in managing their intellectual property. DiversityBusiness.com has recognized Fuentek as a top women-owned, diversity-owned and small business in North Carolina for the past four consecutive years. The firm has received numerous awards for its work, including an entrepreneurial Pinnacle Business Award from the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce. Fuentek was most recently named a finalist in the NCTA 21 awards in the category of most innovative technology company. For more information, please call (919) 249-0327 or visit Fuentek’s Web site at www.fuentek.com.
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