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New England Wire Technologies' Own Clayton Elliott Judges the District FIRST Robotics Competition

Clayton Elliott, Design Engineering Manager at New England Wire Technologies was a judge at the District FIRST Robotics Competition held at the University of New Hampshire on March 6 & 7, 2014. Representing the industry sector, Clayton worked with a group of judges to evaluate the student teams of the FRC and presented 15 awards for team accomplishments in design, innovation, quality, engineering excellence, creativity, team spirit, and gracious professionalism.

“I was extremely impressed with the overall program and the high-level of participation of the students,” Clayton commented. “Programs like this involve all types of kids in an exciting atmosphere in which STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) is treated like a sport,” he added. “These kids are tomorrow’s engineers, designers, scientist, and innovators.”

Engineer Clayton Elliott judges 2014 FIRST Robotics Competition

Photo credit: Duchin Productions
Engineer Clayton Elliott judges 2014 FIRST Robotics Competition.

The competition involved 1,000 high school students from across New England in which the students had six weeks to design, build, program, and test a robot from a common kit of parts. Teams compete by throwing balls and scoring as many goals as possible during a two-minute and 30-second match. Additional points are earned by robots working together to score goals, and by throwing and catching balls over a truss suspended just over five feet above the floor as they move the ball down the field.

PHOTO CREDIT: Argenis Apolinario

The students were competing for a chance to participate in the national championships which is held April 23-26 in St. Louis, Missouri.

FIRST – For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology – was started 25 years ago by inventor Dean Kamen.


Singapore Air Show | February 11-16, 2014

New England Wire is proud to be a 2014 exhibitor at the Singapore Air Show! Selected as one of 15 US companies to participate as part of the US Aerospace Executive Service Trade Mission (AESTM), this will be our first time exhibiting in Singapore and we couldn't be more excited!

The AESTM includes representatives from a variety of US aerospace-industry manufacturers and service providers. During the mission participants will be introduced to international agents, distributors and end-users whose capabilities are targeted to each participant’s needs.

The Singapore Airshow is Asia’s largest aerospace and defense event and is one of the top three air shows in the world, serving as an international marketplace and networking platform for the global aerospace community. Encompassing all civil and military sectors of the international aerospace industry, the Singapore Airshow is the most prominent platform in the Asia-Pacific region for companies to showcase aerospace products and services.

We would love to have you stop by and visit us if you happen to be at the show! We will be located in the US Pavilion, booth W69D.

Learn more about the Singapore Air Show here...


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