Our most valuable assets are the talented students that we produce. TrickFire Robotics has, in a given year, around 30 students from a range of degrees. They work in a professional technical environment where their demonstrated success highlights their substantial work ethic and practical application of their education. Those applied technical subjects include CAD modeling, computer vision, low level software controls, and power electronics.
Many companies seek fire-tested students ready for the work force. Sponsoring TrickFire creates a direct line for recruitment for our members, with the degree interaction dependent on the level of sponsorship.
The team fully relies on grants, scholarships, and donations so we can purchase the materials and equipment necessary to build the rover and to travel to the competition. Your donation will directly impact the development of our students.
In addition to donations, we also seek industry mentors. Our students strive for a professional quality of work. Working with your organization’s professionals provides invaluable experience that helps us reach that goal while giving you a direct connection to candidate employees.
TrickFire makes an active effort to host events for the local community. Most of these events are oriented towards of various ages students as we talk about our various projects hoping to inspire further exploration into robotics and aerospace. At every event we thank a list of our top sponsors and express that this team would not exist without their support. This benefit will put you on that list. Note that we there is an option to opt out of this benefit if the sponsor chooses, please contact us if that is the case.
We work with our members to create well rounded resumes that we then provide to our sponsors via an online portal. This benefit provides the sponsor access to that portal.
Every Spring the TrickFire team invites all their sponsors to reveal banquet where we show off the newest iteration of our NASA Rover as well as the other projects the team has worked on. This is a great time to network with some of our members while also celebrating the team’s accomplishments.
Rover Naming Rights is the privilege of naming this year’s rover. Typically, the team gives the rover a nickname which is displayed together with the sponsors choice, something like the following:
[Nickname] the [Sponsor’s Choice] Rover
This benefit is completely optional with a lot of room for variation.
A big portion of the team’s work is research and design. All this work is carefully documented and stored on our portal. If you are interested in seeing everything that goes into designing the rover, become a sponsor and take a look!
During the design phase, the team goes through multiple internal tech reviews. Each sub team presents their design and answers questions/concerns from the rest of the team. Attending these reviews allow you to see how we work and ask your own questions.