In addition to their participation on Tech Row, BPA sponsors and mentors
the Hopewell High School Robotics Team. Hopewell High School is
located near the BPA headquarters in Colonial Heights, Virginia. As a
mentor, BPA assists the team prior to competition with two robots,
beginning with robot concept through design, manufacturing and testing.
Once completed, both robots are used during the two-day competition
where schools across North America come to compete.
As a mentor, BPA uses the opportunity to not only get students excited
about robotics, but show students how concepts and skills learned will
apply to real-world applications. BPA has sponsored and mentored
Hopewell High School for the last four years.
Virginia FIRST is an organization created to inspire young people to be
science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting
mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology
skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life
capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.