Leidos is funding more than 120 teams, providing employee volunteers for coaching and mentoring and sponsoring student competitions across the country to support STEM competitions hosted by nonprofit FIRST.
The For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology organization is hosting its national robotics championship April 23 through April 26 in St. Louis and Leidos will sponsor 10 regional events, the company announced Monday.
“Our employees demonstrate that STEM career paths are both important and rewarding,” said Gulu Gambhir, Leidos chief technology officer and K-12 STEM Program executive sponsor.
“I’ve found that volunteering is equally fulfilling, providing an opportunity to see the enthusiasm and passion of FIRST participants.”
Nearly 20 Leidos-sponsored teams participated in the 2013 edition of the FIRST Robotics Competition Championship.