Hollywood, FL (PRWEB) January 02, 2013
One Firefly LLC, a design and engineering firm based in Hollywood, Fla., is asking fellow designers, engineers and scientists to support a noble cause and act as FIRST mentors for South Florida youth interested in science and technology. One Firefly joins Best Buy Aventura and The On It Foundation by committing resources and staff to support a local Hollywood High School as they prepare to compete in the FIRST Robotics Regional Competition to be held in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. in March 2013. I am excited to help our young people solve problems and enable them to experience the fun and excitement that can be had through a career in science and engineering,” said Ron Callis Jr., chief executive officer at One Firefly. “I love what FIRST stands for and have backed this up with our companys sponsorship and commitment of resources.
FIRST, an organization devoted to helping young people discover and develop a passion for science through competition, engages youth of all ages by employing tactics utilized in sports youth are grouped into teams, paired with professional coaches, given pieces and parts to build robots and then allowed to compete in big arenas against teams from across the world.
According to Dean Kamen, founder of FIRST, the purpose behind creating FIRST was to break the stereotypical mindset given to kids about whats important in their culture let these kids, that have never met a scientist or a professional engineer, see what these people do. This is exactly why Callis, a degreed mechanical engineer, is enlisting the help of others to get involved with this great cause. I was fortunate, said Callis, I had an innate interest in science and engineering since I was very young and was fortunate to be exposed to several fantastic mentors who helped guide me. Our goal at One Firefly is to now offer this same level of mentorship to the next generation.
I am excited that we have been partnered with Team On It for the 2013 Season. Calvetta Phair runs stellar organization at The On It Foundation, where there mission to provide technology resources and education to low-income families, said Callis. 2013 will be our rookie season and hopefully the first of many to come.
Participants of FIRST competitions compete for a place in the annual World Championship competition as well as millions of dollars in scholarships and awards. For more information on how to become a mentor or sponsor for Team On It!, please contact Calvetta Phair of The On It Foundation at 305-244-6454 or Toll Free +1 855.545.ONIT (6648).
About One Firefly LLC
One Firefly, LLC is the parent company to three business Units, each offering a unique selection of services geared around the custom electronics industry. Firefly Design Group is the leading design, engineering and consulting firm specializing within the integrated building technology space. Firefly Programming is a full service control system programming company specializing in Crestron and Prodigy technology solutions. Firefly Creative is a full service marketing and public relations agency that caters to the custom electronics industrys member contractors and manufacturers. One Firefly, LLC is based in Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale, Florida with additional offices in Mexico and has been operating since 2007. For more information about One Firefly LLC, visit http://www.onefirefly.com.
Accomplished inventor Dean Kamen founded FIRST