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! 


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. 


Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., ChemImage Corporation produces revolutionary hyperspectral Imaging instrumentation and software for chemical and biological applications in numerous global industries, including forensics, threat detection, pharmaceutical testing and biomedical imaging. ChemImage has been a sponsor of Team 1708 for two years.



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. 

Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory

Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory is a U.S. Government-owned research and development facility in the Pittsburgh suburb of West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, that works exclusively on the design and development of nuclear power for the U.S. Navy. Bettis has been a sponsor of Team 1708 for 2 years.