Pacline Corporate Sponsorship
FIRST Robotics Competition Team
The FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC) is a fun, challenging, and inspiring science and technology mentor-based program for students from grades 9-12 that combines the excitement of sports with the rigors of science and technology. Like an apprenticeship program, FIRST inspires and prepares young people to not only be enthusiastic and competent in the field of automation but also gain valuable leadership skills.
FRC Team 1325 – Inverse Paradox Sponsorship
Pacline Conveyors is proud to sponsor FIRST Robotics Competition Team 1325-Inverse Paradox, a team from Mississauga, Ontario. Inverse Paradox comprises of over 30 high school students and mentors who work together each year to design and build industrial-size robots to compete against other FRC teams along with managing the team brand and meet their fundraising goals.
The team was established in 2004 and has won many prestigious awards at District and international level. From Excellence in Engineering award for their robot design to Chairmans award, and Engineering Inspiration award for several local and international outreach events, this team has achieved great success throughout their tenure.
Our relationship with Team Inverse Paradox represents a new and innovative collaborative model; private enterprise supporting our youth’s education. The team is located in our building, and we have witnessed their ingenuity, energy, and workmanship first-hand. Through our sponsorship, Pacline promotes STEM within the local community; it is our way of giving back and helping develop the next generation of talent within our industry. Many benefactors go beyond the students themselves, including our company, our industry, and our country as a whole.
The Core Values of FIRST
- Discovery: We explore new skills and ideas.
- Innovation: We use creativity and persistence to solve problems.
- Impact: We apply what we learn to improve our world.
- Inclusion: We respect each other and embrace our differences.
- Teamwork: We are stronger when we work together.
- Fun: We enjoy and celebrate what we do!
Pacline FRC Team 1325 Scholarships
Starting in 2023, two scholarships worth $8,000 will be awarded each year by Pacline to two graduating students of the FRC Team 1325 who will demonstrate the following attributes during their entire time with the team:
- Dedication (attendance)
- Contribution (ingenuity in solving problems)
- Team Skills
All graduating students are eligible upon acceptance into any post-secondary program (university, college, or trade school/apprenticeship). The team mentors will decide on the eligible recipients of the scholarships after the First Robotics season is complete and after students have been advised of their acceptance to post-secondary education.