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The team at PIVX has a strong passion for encouraging young people from all walks of life to get involved in science and technology. One of our proudest achievements so far is sponsoring the Javawockies youth robotics team. This energetic group of young future scientists and engineers is one of the latest additions to our outreach and sponsorship efforts. Join us as we introduce the Javawockies and how PIVX is helping to shape and develop bright young minds across the world.
Who are the Javawockies?
The Javawockies are a group of teenagers excited about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). Led by a team of mentors, the group builds robots that are entered into competitions run by First Robotics. In these competitions, the competing team’s creations need to complete a set of tasks and are given a score based on their performance. The goal of First Robotics is to encourage interest in scientific and engineering education and other STEM fields.
Chad Ballantyne, one of the marketing leads behind the sponsorship program, sees this as part of the overall grassroots plan to get PIVX adopted into everyday culture. He told us:
“Sponsorships are a way for PIVX to connect the complex technology behind crypto to everyday life. Tapping into the loyal fan base of influencers, athletes or local clubs, it lowers the barriers to entry and makes cryptocurrency more approachable and realistic.”
The team itself is thrilled to be a part of the PIVX family through this sponsorship. 14-year old Ella Hayward had this to say when asked about the sponsorship:
“For our team, it is such a big deal to have PIVX sponsor us because with this sponsorship we are not only getting money to help fund our hardware, we are also getting supported in many other ways. A couple ...
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