Sea, Air and Land Challenges are made possible due to the dedication and kindness of the many sponsors, mentors, judges, educators, military personnel and volunteers. The generosity of these individuals, businesses and companies make it possible for us to inspire and challenge the next generation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
By donating to Sea, Air and Land Challenge, your generosity enables high school students, educators, industry mentors and Special Operations Forces to connect and participate in a high quality robotics program. This non-profit organization relies on the support of corporate sponsors, community foundations and event partners to sustain and expand the program each year. To support our continued growth please consider becoming a Challenge Sponsor through:
• Financial Support
• Hosting a Challenge
• Offering a Facility
• Parts and Equipment donations
• Scholarships and/or Awards
How does this donation positively impact YOU?
• Your company’s reputation in the community
• Future interns or future employees for hire
• Employee volunteer opportunities
• Inspiration to company engineers and employees
• Employee team building
• Training opportunities
Sea, Air and Land Challenge appreciates the support of its sponsors. For sponsorship opportunities, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (724) 295-7000.
It is well known that the United States is not as proficient as it was in educating technical personnel. The reduced pipeline of students, coupled with highly compensated commercial positions, has left the U.S. with a shortage of personnel with strong technical skills and the ability to apply engineering processes. Sea, Air and Land Challenge seeks to help alleviate this by engaging students in activities that excite them for future careers in science, technology, engineering and math, while showcasing exciting careers and technical challenges.
ABOUT THE CHALLENGE
This program is unlike other robotic challenges because it focuses on the engineering design process and mirrors the real world operational environments. High school teams design unmanned vehicles and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) payloads to compete in predefined sets of challenges. Each team is paired with an industry professional that helps guide them through the design and building process and an educator who monitors and guides the team.
BE A PART OF THE CHALLENGE
To ensure the continued success of this program, it is important to gain support and sponsorship from educators, researchers, business and industry as we strive for the most rewarding experience for the students.
It is important that Sea, Air and Land Challenge be supported by a strong network of special operations forces, corporations, businesses, foundations, educational and professional institutions, and individuals. This support, including financial contributions, in-kind donations, employee volunteerism and mentoring, provides resources for growth of the program. A deep network of Special Forces personnel and engineers already supports this initiative and we are well on our way into our third year with the program as we experience overwhelming success and continued growth. It is our hope to increase involvement as future financial support for the program is secured. We would like to invite you to be a part of this exciting venture and would be grateful for your support.
All sponsorship will be acknowledged on Challenge Day, please check out our Suggested Sponsorship Levels. Your consideration for engagement with this initiative is very much appreciated.
DONATE BY MAIL
You may send your check (payable to The Pennsylvania State University) to:
The Pennsylvania State University Electro-Optics Center
222 Northpointe Boulevard
Freeport, PA 16229
ALLOCATE YOUR GIFT
Feel free to indicate the purpose of your gift on the check. If not indicated, Sea, Air and Land Challenge will allocate funds where they are most needed, including regional events, teams, scholarships and operational expenses.
Scholarship Sponsor in any amount– offering a scholarship to a Sea, Air and Land Challenge student can have an awesome impact on their future.
SUGGESTED SPONSORSHIP LEVELS
CHECKS MADE PAYABLE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY
Open Sponsorship – $_________
• Company name in Challenge Day Program
Bronze Sponsorship $ 100
• Company name in Challenge Day Program
• Recognition on website
Silver Sponsorship – $250
• Benefits of Bronze Sponsorship – Plus….
• Company name on Sponsorship Banner (if received before 4/8/15)
Gold Sponsorship – $500
• Benefits of Silver Sponsorship – Plus…..
• Recognition Plaque
• Company logo on Sponsorship Banner (if received before 4/1/15)
• Announcement and Description of Sponsor at Challenge Day
Premier Sponsorship – $1000
• Benefits of Gold Sponsorship – Plus….
• Prominent space on Website Sponsor Banner
• Recognition as a Lunch Sponsor on Challenge Day
• Invitation to Advisory Committee Reception on May 1, 2015
• Website Linkage from Our Website
Presidential Sponsorship – $5,000
• Benefits of Premier Sponsorship – Plus…..
• Invitation to Challenge Day on May 2, 2015
• The opportunity to include literature at select events
• Naming rights to one of the three challenges