DEKA Grant Awarded
The Hanover Public Library has received a $500 grant towards the registration of a new FIRST Tech Challenge team and the purchase of robotic equipment! The award is sponsored by DEKA Corporation, a research and development corporation in New Hampshire known for many innovative products. DEKA is known for creating the Segway personal transporter, AutoSyringe infusion pump, Freestyle soda fountain, Stirling electrical power generator, Slingshot clean water machine, Dialysis in-home filtration machine, LUKE Arm robotic prosthetic arm, and the iBOT advanced mobility wheelchair . Dean Kamen is the founder of DEKA and also the founder of FIRST, a non-profit organization promoting student interest in STEM careers. The acronym FIRST means For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. STEM stands for Science ,Technology, Engineering, and Math.
DEKA link: http://www.dekaresearch.com/innovations/
Dean Kamen and FIRST https://www.firstinspires.org/about/leadership/dean-kamen