Optimum is proud to
partner with
FIRST Robotics

We’re committed to inspiring the next generation of innovators through our partnership with FIRST Robotics. Optimum hopes to cultivate STEM skills and encourage an interest in technology fields by supporting local teams, regional events, and more.

Celebrating FIRST
Robotics teams with
the Optimum
Innovator Awards

The Optimum Innovator Awards are our way of recognizing and celebrating the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) teams’ achievements and efforts in areas such as community service, encouraging diversity, developing technology skills, and more. We are proud to celebrate their accomplishments and support their growth with award grants.

2024 Optimum Innovator
Award Winners

Thank you to all the teams that applied for the Optimum Innovator Awards! We are proud to recognize the incredible efforts FRC teams are making to give back to our communities, promote inclusion in STEM, and to make the world a better place through technology and innovation.

Community Impact Award:

Dark Side Robotics (Parkersburg, WV)

Runner Up
Panther Robotics (Paola KS)

Inspiration Award:

Full Metal Jackets (Rockwall, TX)

Runner Up
O-Bots (Ossining, NY)

Inclusion Award:

Wild Reds (Mineola, NY)

Runner Up
T.E.S.T Team (Bridgewater, NJ)

Excellence in Technology Award:

Warhawks (Edison, NJ)

Runner Up
Aerobots (Bronx, NY)

Sustainability Award:

Megalodons (Bronx, NY)

Runner Up
Pierson Whalers (Sag Harbor, NY)

Honorable Mentions:

The Martins

Warwick, NY


Plainview, NY

The PSIchotics

Lindenhurst, NY


Middle Island, NY

Hicksville J-birds

Hicksville, NY

Rebel Robotics

Great Neck, NY

Regal Eagles

Bethpage, NY

The Brooklyn Blacksmiths

Brooklyn, NY


Bronx, NY

Pitt Pirates

Greenville, NC

P.A.R.T.s Putnam Area Robotics

(Winfield, WV)


Sylva, NC

Bomb Squad

Mountain Home, AR

FROG FIRST Robotics Organization of Grove

(Grove, OK)


Prosper, TX

Supporting the FIRST
Robotics Competition

Optimum proudly sponsored 67 high school FRC teams and provided 6 regional sponsorships to make these competitions possible in our service areas for the 2024 season.

2024 Optimum-Sponsored FIRST Robotics Teams


See our teams in action

  • NYC TechnoBots

    NY Lieutenant Governor Antonio Delgado speaking with the TechnoBots in the Bronx during a visit with the team.

  • Plainview POBots

    Giving out some Optimum goodies to the POBots from Plainview-Old Bethpage.

  • Hicksville J-Birds

    Visiting the Hicksville J-Birds at Hicksville High School, joined by NYS Assemblymember Charles Lavine and NYS Senator Steve Rhoads.

  • Norwalk Cybears

    Visit with the Norwalk Cybears, joined by Connecticut State Senator Bob Duff.

  • Great Neck Rebel Robotics

    Catching up with Great Neck Rebel Robotics during the competition at Hofstra.

  • The Pantherbots

    The Pantherbots during a visit from Optimum.

  • Sylva SMART

    SMART team members, excited to get some goodies from Optimum.

  • Batesville BOSS

    BOSS shows off this years robot during a visit with the team.

  • Rockwall Full Metal Jackets

    Full Metal Jackets expressing their appreciation for sponsorship during a team visit.

Applications for the 2024 Optimum Innovator Awards are now closed.


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