We are grateful to all of our sponsors each year for helping our students achieve their dreams in FIRST. Thank you so much for supporting us! 

We are proudly sponsored this year by NASA. 

For many years, the NASA Robotics Alliance Project has been supporting participation in the FIRST Robotics Competition by providing grants to high school teams as well as sponsoring FIRST regional competitions.

Providing support to competitions like FIRST Robotics is one way the NASA Robotics Alliance Project strives to create a human, technical and programmatic resource of robotics capabilities to aid future robotic space exploration. 


Cygnus Manufacturing Company

Cygnus Manufacturing Company (CMC) is a precision manufacturer of products and components for non-invasive medical devices, transportation, scientific instrumentation, energy, aerospace and defense applications CMC has been a sponsor of Team 1708 for 6 years. 

Google Pittsburgh

Google Pittsburgh is an office of more than 400 employees working on dozens of engineering projects in areas as diverse as Product Search, ads quality, and infrastructure. This is the inaugural year for Google as a sponsor for Team 1708. 


Walmart Supercenters offer a one-stop shopping experience by combining a grocery store with fresh produce, bakery, deli and dairy products with electronics, apparel, toys and home furnishings. Most Supercenters are open 24 hours, and may also include specialty shops such as banks, hair and nail salons, restaurants, or vision centers. Walmart has been a sponsor of Team 1708 for 4 years. 

Turner Dairy

We are proudly sponsored this year by Turner Dairy Farms. Turner's fresh, local, "rBGH free" milk is sourced exclusively from our local family dairy farm partners located right here in Western Pennsylvania. A variety of our dairy products continue to win national awards annually for taste and quality. Our line of Premium Iced Teas has been a Pittsburgh favorite for generations. This is the first year they have sponsored Team 1708. 


Commonwealth Press

Commonwealth Press is the printing partner of Team 1708. They make our t-shirts and sweatshirts from our own in house graphics team to perfection every year. We are proud to work with them. 

Duquesne Light

At Duquesne Light Company (DLC), we like to think we’re larger than light. For more than a century, we have been working around the clock to deliver a safe and reliable supply of electricity to our nearly 600,000 customers in Allegheny and Beaver counties. Duquesne Light is a returning sponsor of Team 1708.