Apr 3, 2023
Group 1001 and Indy Women in Tech (IWiT) were proud to sponsor the Indiana Robotics State Championship on March 25 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The competition is the largest state championship in the country, gathering over 300 robotics teams from elementary, middle, and high schools across the state.
Joe Hogsett, Mayor of Indianapolis, and Dr. Katie Jenn, Indiana Secretary of Education, kicked off the event. Throughout the day, teams participated in three different components of the competition, the judges awards, the tournament/teamwork competition, and the skills challenge. Each component could qualify teams to compete in the VEX Robotics World Championship in Dallas, TX. The teams worked together building not only robots but leadership, problem-solving, and collaboration skills that will be instrumental in their future careers and daily lives.
“For the past four years, IWiT has sponsored the Indiana Robotics State Championship in order to support the STEM development of Indiana’s youth,” said Jessica Maginn, from IWiT. “Watching these children passionately explain their creation, programming, and execution gave me substantial confidence in our next generation of leaders. The energy throughout the entire day was absolutely electrifying. Not to mention, seeing more than 50 teams of all girls was beyond inspiring and truly gratifying.”
Group 1001 is committed to creating positive change and taking part in building future leaders in technology. Many employees from the organization volunteered at the event, including set up and tear down, judging, and handing out awards.
Learn more about the Indiana Robotics State Championship event and the State Robotics Initiative by visiting TechPoint Foundation for Youth’s website.
Indy Women in Tech
IWiT’s mission is to inspire women and girls of all ages to pursue STEM related careers through mentoring, financial support, and education. IWiT has also designed a comprehensive and innovative approach, by partnering with multiple local organizations, to help women enter, re-enter or transition into the tech workforce. The education and training program, launched in May of 2017, strives to help women obtain and finance the necessary training, education, and mentoring to succeed in a tech-related career.
Learn how you can be a mentor, or volunteer with IWiT by emailing email@example.com.
May 18, 2023
On Tuesday, May 16th, the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation (CRSF) and Group 1001 proudly cut the ribbon on a new Youth Development Park in West Palm Beach, Florida, in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County. The state-of-the-art facility is equipped with synthetic turf and provides an outdoor recrea...
May 14, 2023
The story of how Nick Sanchez became a race car driver starts with his mom, Shanie Sanchez, and a Google search. From the time Nick was a small child, he wanted to drive anything with four wheels and an engine: the family's John Deere, ATV, golf cart, etc. So, as Nick tells it, Shanie got on Google and searched, “...
Apr 27, 2023
YMCA of Muncie has kicked off the public phase of a $28.5 million capital campaign. The organization plans to build a new facility on the campus of Muncie Central High School in partnership with Muncie Community Schools, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, and Ball State University, among others.
It was a $2 million donat...
Apr 21, 2023
The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation (CRSF) held its 19th annual Aspire Gala at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront on March 25. The event honors leaders from the fields of sports, entertainment, and business and continued the tradition of honoring those who are truly making a difference in the lives of others. This was the fo...
Apr 6, 2023
For Group 1001 employees, volunteering is part of their DNA. They volunteer their time to improve the communities where they live and work.
In December, theWaltham, MA,office conducted a fooddrive tobenefit Healthy Waltham, a non-profit organization focused on addressing the food insecurity needs in the City of Waltham...
Mar 22, 2023
Indy Women in Tech (IWiT) kicked off Women’s History Month by hosting the inaugural EMPOWERIndy Expo, presented by TechPoint. EMPOWERIndy is an event aimed to provide women currently in or interested in the tech sector with better access to jobs, leadership, and workshop opportunities.
Women from all around Indiana spe...
Feb 27, 2023
This February during Black History Month, we’re making it a priority to spotlight our African-American partners and employees that are making a difference! Max Siegel, the CEO of USA Track & Field and Owner of Rev Racing, has had a long and distinguished career that has taken him all over the world representing eli...
Nov 7, 2022
Gainbridge, a Group 1001 company, will increase its financial commitment to Rev Racing as it expands into the 2023 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. Nick Sanchez, the current 2022 ARCA Menards Series Champion and driver in Rev Racing’s NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development Program, will pilot the new No. 2 Gainbri...
Aug 17, 2022
Muncie, IN. (August 17, 2022) – Yesterday, the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation (CRSF), in partnership with Group 1001 and the City of Muncie, announced the official opening of the Foundation’s Youth Development Park (YDP). This multi-purpose turf park is located on the grounds of Gainbridge Field at McCulloch Park in Muncie...
Aug 1, 2022
Four Nashville schools received state-of-the-art STEM educational products, technology, furniture, and more
Nashville, TN (August 1, 2022) – Last week, the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, in partnership with Group 1001, announced the opening of new STEM Centers at four Nashville schools. In addition to Group 1001 initiating...