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Interested in Sponsoring GEAR?

GEAR 2012 Sponsors:

GEAR Event

GEAR 2010 – 2011 Sponsors:

LEGO NXT kit Sponsors:

LEGO NXT kit

Sponsorship Opportunities

GEAR Students

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 school.
  • 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.

If you would like to fund one of these items, Email Dr. Karp.