2017 Sponsors

Universities Space Research Association

(USRA) is an independent, nonprofit research corporation where the combined efforts of in-house talent and university-based expertise merge to advance space science and technology.

NASA's Parker Solar Probe will swoop to within 4 million miles of the sun's surface, facing heat and radiation like no spacecraft before it. Launching in 2018, Parker Solar Probe will provide new data on solar activity and make critical contributions to our ability to forecast major space-weather events that impact life on Earth.

Managed by Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

Empowering engineers with configurable components.

MISUMI USA is the industry leader in supporting mechanical components for factory automation, press die and plastic mold components, cutting tools and gauges.

16 million precision components

80 billion trillion configurations

Visit us at Misumiusa.com and our blog at blog.misumiusa.com!

Mission Focused Technology Driven

A veteran owned small business in Maryland. Focused on information technology engineering services.

Hackground is a Parent Volunteer Powered STE(A)M (science, technology, engineering, art and math) Club based in Howard County, Maryland. Our goal is to educate and demystify STEM to students in a fun and empowering and team oriented approach. We organize and run competitive STEM related teams for students ranging from Kindergarten through 12th grade.

We are located in the Maple Lawn neighborhood of Fulton, MD. Check out our current summer camp offerings!

Actobotics® is a ball-bearing based, precision building system used in FIRST Tech Challenge and other applications. Actobotics parts are precise, compatible, innovative, progressive, robust, mobile and intuitive.

FTC teams are eligible for a 25% discount on Actobotics parts. Also check out the available promotion discounts.

REV Robotics designs, builds and manufactures robotics parts and components used by students for learning about science, technology, engineering, and math

Doughnuts and Coffee since 1937

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Donations are tax deductible. Please contact us at mdtechinvitational@gmail.com