In 2005, igus® unveiled the Young Engineers Support Program, designed to foster the mechanical design ideas and inventions of students who have a passion for engineering. The Y.E.S. Program aims to not only support students and engineers, but also educate them on the merits and benefits of plastic components. Free donations are available to students and engineering competitions across the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
igus® has sponsored students working on projects as diverse as robots, boats, solar-powered vehicles and CNC routers. igus® has also built partnerships with organizations such as FIRST® Robotics (For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) and BEST™ Robotics (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology).
“igus® has long been dedicated to helping students with an inclination towards engineering. With the Y.E.S. program, we are formalizing that support. We are impressed with the various ways students have already used our products and are looking forward to the future of the program.”
- Carsten Blase, igus® Vice President