We have many opportunities for you to associate yourself or your business with science
education and our young students:
Undergraduate Engineering Student Mentor Sponsor ($5000): Support 10 undergraduate students who will mentor GEAR teams at schools for a 12
week period in the spring semester. This includes cost of transportation to schools
up to 80 miles away from Lubbock. A major selling point of our LEGO robotics program
is the fact that we provide teachers with assistance in the classroom through experienced
engineering freshmen mentors. Relieving teachers from the “burden” of being proficient
in programming facilitates the recruitment of new schools. For many school participants
the contact to the engineering students is the only exposure to the university environment
and shows them career choices they otherwise might not consider.
Teacher/Coach Sponsor ($3000): During the 8 week challenge teachers spend about 40 – 50 hours after school and on
weekends coaching their teams. They do this out of dedication and because they experience
the positive impact the program has on the students. We would like to reward each
teacher with a $100 gift certificate during Game Day.
Materials and Supplies Sponsor ($3000): Cost of game tables and game pieces for 2011 GEAR challenge, approximately $100 per
LEGO NXT Kit Sponsor ($3000, multiple sponsorships possible): Cost of 12 LEGO NXT kits to be made available to participating school teams for the
duration of the challenge.
Food Sponsor ($1500, could be in-kind): Provide lunch for approx. 500 participants during Game Day.
Event Sponsor ($1000): Cost of renting the TTU Student Recreational Center for Kickoff Event, Practice Run,
and Game Day. The TTU Student Recreational Center provides a clean and safe environment
on campus as well as qualified staff.
Awards Sponsor ($500): Award ribbons and certificates for all participants.