Mouser Electronics Empowers Next Generation of Engineers by Sponsoring FIRST Robotics Competition for Youth

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the New Product Introduction (NPI) leader™ empowering innovation, today announces its continued sponsorship of FIRST® Robotics Competition, which inspires innovation and fosters well-rounded skills in tens of thousands of young people every yearMouser will be a major sponsor at the upcoming FIRST® in Texas/UIL State Robotics Championships, occurring April 3-6 in the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. Additionally, Mouser will be the registration sponsor of the FIRST Championships, planned for April 17-20 at the same location.

At the Championships, Mouser will exhibit at the Innovation Faire with a special appearance by the Mouser-sponsored Team HUGE and their heavyweight 250-pound robot that competes in the BattleBots competition. Mouser supports FIRST teams in its local community, providing grants for high school teams across Tarrant County, Texas.

"Education has played a key role in Mouser's mission since the beginning," said Kevin Hess, Mouser's Senior Vice President of Marketing. "As an avid supporter of the FIRST Robotics Competition since 2014, we are excited to be named this year's registration sponsor. The organization gives students a platform for innovation and problem-solving, a chance to learn valuable engineering skills, and an opportunity to build teamwork, character, and self-confidence."

For a decade, Mouser has been a major supporter of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), a leading youth-serving nonprofit advancing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education through hands-on robotics programs that teach problem-solving, teamwork and more.

In an exclusive video, FIRST Co-Founder Dean Kamen discusses Mouser's support and the importance of technology, as well as the impact of FIRST on youth. "The world of tech keeps raising the bar on what's possible," Kamen said. "There are millions of jobs out there, not just jobs, but careers out there for kids who know how to use technology." To watch the video, visit

The FIRST Robotics Competition combines the excitement of sports with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules and limited time and resources, student teams are challenged to build industrial-sized robots to play difficult field games in alliance with other teams while also fundraising to meet their goals, designing a team brand and advancing respect and appreciation for STEM within the local community.

To learn more about the FIRST Robotics Competition, visit

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