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This is the signage for our FRC and FTC robots from 2011-12. We have prominently featured our sponsors.

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory funds a range of STEM oriented programs to ensure a flow of citizen engineers. The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) of the U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) is the Army's corporate, or central, laboratory. Its diverse assortment of unique facilities and dedicated workforce of government and private sector partners make up the largest source of world-class integrated research and analysis in the Army. The Army Research Lab is our largest sponsor, providing us with thousands of dollars for the extra parts we needed, our team shirts, the TechBrick banner, and an FTC field to help us with our outreach events.

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. NDEP has generously provided us with thousands of dollars to cover our team registration fees and Kit of Parts.

ASME is a not-for-profit membership organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines, toward a goal of helping the global engineering community develop solutions to benefit lives and livelihoods. Founded in 1880 by a small group of leading industrialists, ASME has grown through the decades to include more than 120,000 members in over 150 countries worldwide.

CANBY Motors, a leader regional collision repair chain, has provided a 2400 sq. ft. facility to our teams during the FRC build season which enabled us to field our large team and hold a number of PR events.

Jcpenney is a nationally recognized brand that has chosen to provide support to thousands of US FIRST teams to make a firm investment in the future our nation. Jcpenney gave us thousands of dollars that we used to build our FRC field and buy spare parts and tools for our robot. They also gave us tee shirts and a flag to use at competitions.

LET’S GO is a new program that is inspiring and supporting boys and girls from low income, underserved communities to become professionals in technology fields so vital to our county.

A consultancy assisting clients in a range of web technology solutions, marketing communications, business development, and communications research efforts, Enktesis has provided a wide range of media and technology support for TechBrick.

TiePoint Engineering is highly respected for meeting customer needs by designing data centers that balance high-availability, efficiency and the total cost of ownership. Established in 1994, TiePoint provides consulting engineering services for the most discerning customers. TiePoint enjoys a hard-earned reputation for exceptional engineering, uncompromising service and the passionate pursuit of high-availability. TiePoint has provided direct financial support for TechBrick.

DeWalt, a global provider of tools and equipment, provided two drills for the robot team.

The NMTC (Northeastern Maryland Technology Council) is Maryland's fast growing technology association with over 140 members and supporters providing member access to technology, industry, academic and government leaders in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Northeastern Maryland, the Greater Baltimore area and beyond. NMTC has participated in TechBrick's marketing efforts and offered direct financial support.

XONDAT Advisor is a revolutionary Business Intelligence solution that puts the power of data back in the hands of the business, without lengthy development time or complex implementation requirements. XONDAT has provided direct financial support for TechBrick.

SURVICE provides technical innovation and real-world solutions to a wide variety of commercial enterprises.  They apply a systematic approach, using advanced technology and capabilities to meet customers’ needs.  They solve challenging problems in a rapidly evolving technological environment through an integrated application of products and services. SURVICE has offered direct financial support, an office for temporary meeting space, and technology advisors to TechBrick.

As a veteran state legislator, Senator Jacobs is very interested in promoting STEM education in Maryland.

Both national chains have offered discounts and direct contributions of tools and supplies.

UMBC combines the emphasis on teaching found at the best liberal arts colleges with the innovation of a research university. You’ll find students—inspired by and often working alongside faculty who are leaders in their fields—thinking about the hard questions of society, science and creative expression, and then moving beyond the classroom to make a difference. The Carnegie Foundation ranks UMBC in the category of Research Universities with high research activity.

If you have a LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT robotics kit, then this site provides free building instructions and downloadable programs for lots of fun projects. 

Paidon Products has been serving the needs of businesses throughout the region for over 40 years. We pride ourselves on building relationships with our clients by offering dependable products and service. We are problem solvers who devote time and energy to research the latest innovations to benefit our family of clients. Paidon offers a full line of commercial cleaning equipment and supplies as well as food service disposables. Whether your facility maintenance is handled by your own personnel or outsourced, we can help train your staff to choose products, supplies and methods to result in the most economical time and cost management as well as reducing the environmental impact to its lowest levels. In most cases our delivery fleet offers next day delivery and our sales staff are knowledgeable in environmentally friendly cleaning products and techniques. Let us help you put a program together to better “Enhance your Environment.”

The World's Largest Service Club Organization: Our 46,000 clubs and 1.35 million members make us the world's largest service club organization. We're also one of the most effective. Our members do whatever is needed to help their local communities. Everywhere we work, we make friends. With children who need eyeglasses, with seniors who don’t have enough to eat and with people we may never meet.

Harford County was formed in 1773 from the eastern part of Baltimore County. It contains Tudor Hall, birthplace of Abraham Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth. Harford County also hosted the signers of the Bush Declaration, a precursor document to the American Revolution. The county was named for Henry Harford (ca. 1759-1834), the illegitimate son of Frederick Calvert, 6th Baron Baltimore. Henry Harford was born to Calvert's mistress, Hester Whelan, whose residence still stands as part of a private residence on Jarretsville Pike, in Phoenix, Maryland. Harford served as the last Proprietary Governor of Maryland but, because of his illegitimacy, did not inherit his father's title. Havre de Grace, an incorporated city in Harford County, was once under consideration to be the capital of the United States rather than Washington, D.C.. It was favored for its strategic location at the top of the Chesapeake Bay; this location would facilitate trade while being secure in time of war. Today, the waterways around Havre de Grace have become adversely affected by silt runoff, which is one of the primary environmental issues of Harford County.The county has a number of properties on the National Register of Historic Places.

Verizon is a global leader in delivering innovative communications, information and entertainment. We offer voice, data and video products and services over intelligent wireless, broadband and global IP networks that meet customers' growing demand for speed, mobility, security and control. As a committed corporate citizen, we use our advanced communications services to address important issues confronting our society.

Altus Engineering is committed to cutting-edge development in the ever-changing landscape of defense systems and technology. Altus engineers work to ensure the safety of service men and women, providing analytical and computational support for engineering and information technology projects. A small business contractor to the Federal Government and defense prime contractors, Altus is headquartered in Churchville, MD. Altus is dedicated to both our clients and our employees. With a skilled team of experienced engineers and scientists, Altus is prepared for new challenges in the course of its many projects with the Department of Defense. As our past performance reflects, our goal is providing excellence in professional engineering services.

Baltimore Area Alliance:  This is the governing organization for regional FTC activities in the Maryland/DC region.
Other Ongoing Sponsors
Nehemiah Communications
Redbrick Station
Automated Motion Robotic Solutions
American Scale and Equipment
The O'Bryon Group
Boys and Girls Clubs of Harford County
The Christian Business Network
Box Hill Pediatrics
Boyle Buick
State Farm Insurance Bel Air, MD
Consolidated Printing
REDBAG Solutions
The Open Door Café
David and Carrie McCarty-Gibson
Keller Williams, APR
The Brennans

And Our Friends From Around the World...
Rich Morgan
Roger Hahn
Ed Naus
Michael Wood
Helene Padgett
Bay-Wei Chang
Terry Stevens
Annette Alberts
Burnett Wayne
Claire Horncastle
S Umashankar Rohit
Robin Bates
Robert Townsend
Samara Braunstein


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