11/6/2012 10:58 AM
COEUR D'ALENE, ID November 5, 2012. In an effort to promote STEM education programs, (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Esterline Interface Technologies is proud to sponsor North Idaho’s student robotics development team: The TeraViks.
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is the nation’s pre-eminent robotics competition for high school students.
Center handing donation to Matt Induni is Brian Snow, VP of Engineering at Esterline Interface Technologies. TeraVik members are: Matt Induni, Garrett MacDonald, Sean Palmer, Erik Finman, Adam Crandall, Sonja Jacobson, TeAnn Dryden (hidden behind Brian Snow), Tim Sonnen, Preston Dryden, Leah Langdon, Spencer Gomez, Joshua Wheeler, and Sophia Merrill
The TeraViks started up September of 2009. Competing with over 500 teams from 28 countries and as many as 20,000 people in attendance, the TeraViks continue to gain memorable experience. In 2010 the TeraViks won the Rookie All Star; in 2011, the TeraViks won the Judges Award. In the 2012 Regional’s the TeraViks Ranked 13 with a record of 5-3-0.
Interface Technologies is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Esterline Technologies Corporation, engineers and manufactures custom input devices and control panels for the medical, industrial, defense, and gaming industries. Esterline is a leading specialty manufacturer of highly engineered products for aerospace, defense and medical markets.