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Fuentek Representatives To Serve As Judge And Inspector At NCFIRST Robotics Competition

President Laura Schoppe And Senior Technology Transfer Consultant Danielle McCulloch Support Science And Engineering Tournament

(March 28, 2011)

Laura Schoppe

Danielle McCulloch

Laura Schoppe

Laura Schoppe

APEX, N.C. – Fuentek, LLC, has announced that president Laura A. Schoppe has been selected to judge the NCFIRST Robotics Competition Regional Tournament and that Danielle McCulloch, senior technology transfer consultant for the company, has been selected to serve as a robot inspector for the tournament. The event, which will be held at Dorton Arena in Raleigh on Thursday, April 7 through Saturday, April 9, will showcase the work of teams of high school students who had six weeks to design and build a robot from a “kit of parts” provided by the competition. Each team is paired with professional mentors to guide them through the process. Teams must follow a set of rules when constructing their robot and then submit it to the competition where they will be judged on design, team spirit, professionalism and maturity, and their problem-solving abilities.
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) engages, celebrates and inspires students as they discover that they can be successful in science and technology, and contribute meaningfully to the nation’s technological enterprise.

“Danielle and I are excited to take part in the 2011 NCFIRST Robotics Competition,” said Schoppe. “Getting youth excited about the challenges and rewards of science, engineering and technology is a great initiative that Fuentek fully supports. The future of development and innovation is in their hands, and we hope everyone comes out to the event to support these fun, high-tech races.”


- Fifty-four teams will be competing in the NCFIRST Robotic Competition. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit

- Schoppe and McCulloch participated in the 2010 NCFIRST Robotic Competition, serving as judge and inspector, respectively.

- Fuentek will also serve as a team pit area sponsor for the event

- Read more about Laura Schoppe.

- Read more about Danielle McCulloch.

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