RIM could not possibly fulfill our mission without many other groups. Everyone has a role to play, and it takes all of us playing our part to really make a difference in the lives of our students! Below are links to our partners, and a brief description of the role they play to help grow and sustain our robotics community.
Maine FIRST is a resource for anyone seeking to find their local FIRST Robotics team. This site is updated annually to include any new FRC team and contact information.
Maine Robotics works with teacher and schools throughout Maine to provide robotics resources to children of all ages. They work with elementary, middle, and high school students, as well as the adults that mentor those students. Their school year programs run with students from the 3rd through the 9th grades and their summer camp programs run with students from ages 9 to 16. They also routinely offer workshops for all ages.
Manufacturers Association of Maine
The Manufacturers Association of Maine (MAMe) is a non-profit "membership organization committed to supporting, promoting and growing manufacturing throughout the state." RIM partners with MAMe and actively pursues cost-sharing ideas in order to reduce overhead for both non-profits.
New England FIRST is FIRST Robotic's operational partner through the six New England states. They work to advance FIRST's mission by "providing accessible, innovative robotics programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills."
Pine Tree District FIRST Robotics Competition
Each year, 40 teams meet up to test their skills in hopes of qualifying for FIRST District Championship! This competition, typically held at the Colisee in Lewiston, is known as the Pine Tree District. You can read details about the event at the link below.
VEX Robotics Competitions are designed by the Robotics Education and Competition Foundation (REC). Their website contains a wealth of resources for teams interested in starting a team. It's also where the season schedule is posted, and where teams go to register for events!