For Bishop-Wisecarver founder Bud Wisecarver, engineering and entrepreneurship are second nature. In this spirit, Bishop-Wisecarver strives to support students and programs related to engineering, education and manufacturing.
Cuts to education funding have translated to fewer vocational programs in many schools. Without these programs, students are denied the experiences that could lead to rewarding – and lucrative – trade careers.
FIRST was founded in 1989 to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology. Based in Manchester, NH, the 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit public charity designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills. The 2012-2013 season involved around 303,000 students, around 29,200 teams, and about 100,000 mentors, volunteers, and partners.
Watch out photo and video coverage of the 2011 Oregon Bike MS event! We are proud to have sponsored cyclist Chris Crawford and his sister Bonnie as they fight for a world free of MS. Bonnie has been struggling with the debilitating disease for more than 20 years and this fundraiser gives her newfound hope each year. View photos on our Flickr page.
Life of an Inventor Webisode Series
Bud Wisecarver is the brains behind our double row angular contact bearing technology known as DualVee®. He is an American toolmaker, innovator and co-founder of Bishop-Wisecarver. And it all started in his machine shop 60 years ago. Meet Bud in our "Life of an Inventor" webisode series.