Nissan: Nissan continues support of STEM preparation with BEST Robotics 2016 sponsorship

Posted on 04. Nov, 2016 by in Nissan Canada

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – On Saturday Oct 29, Nissan and a organisation of worker volunteers assimilated center and high propagandize teams for a annual BEST Robotics Competition during Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. The Nissan-sponsored foe teaches problem solving, teamwork and care skills by math and science.

The thought for a BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) foe originated in 1993 when dual Texas Instruments (TI) engineers were portion as guides for Engineering Day during their association site in Sherman. Together with a organisation of high propagandize students, they watched a video of freshmen building a drudge in Woodie Flowers’ category during Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The high propagandize students were so meddlesome that Ted and Steve said, “Why don’t we do this?”

With eager capitulation from TI management, North Texas BEST was born. The initial foe was hold in 1993 with 14 schools and 221 students (including one organisation from San Antonio).

By 2010, BEST hold a initial BEST National Championship, holding a tip finishers from any of a afterwards 3 informal championships and pitting them head-to-head in a final national foe to find a best organisation in a country. BEST has continued to suffer smashing expansion as a proffer organization, while progressing a core values of no entrance fees, ties to a educational complement and a values and student-led design/construction.

Nissan North America continues a unite of Music City BEST foe again for 2016. Shawn Williams, a Plant Manager of Car Production during Nissan in Nashville, spoke for a impulse about Nissan’s investment in a STEM module that so many of these students are a partial of as good as because it is important.

“If we demeanour opposite a travel from a NISSAN plant in Smyrna, you’ll see a $35,000,000 trickery where Nissan has partnered with a state of Tennessee to fundamentally move STEM jobs into a state to sight people on things like robotics and mechatronics,” pronounced Williams. “We need those jobs. We need them now and we need them in a future.”

Today, BEST Robotics has over 850 center and high propagandize with over 18,000 students participating nationwide.

About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan’s operations embody automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, placement and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving a sourroundings underneath a Nissan Green Program and has been famous annually by a U.S Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of a Year given 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and a finish line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online during NissanUSA.com and InfinitiUSA.com, or revisit a U.S. media sites NissanNews.com and InfinitiNews.com.

About Nissan Motor Co.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan’s second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is partial of a Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with some-more than 247,500 employees globally, Nissan sole 5.32 million vehicles and generated income of 11.38 trillion yen (USD 103.6 billion) in mercantile year 2014. Nissan delivers a extensive operation of some-more than 60 models underneath a Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. Nissan leads a universe in zero-emission mobility, dominated by sales of a LEAF, a initial mass-market, pure-electric vehicle. It is a best-selling EV in history. For some-more information on a products, services and joining to tolerable mobility, revisit a website during Nissan-Global.com/EN/.

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