Sponsorship and Community Involvement
One of Bishop-Wisecarver’s core values says “supporting and giving back to our community is essential” - and we mean it. We have spent the last seven decades helping the region around Pittsburg, California as well as our “virtual” community where we provide support for programs, organizations and people around the globe.
Our community support includes providing funds, mentors, technical support and speakers for a variety of groups. The majority of these groups focus on helping students learn about STEM and the diverse opportunities in the manufacturing industry.
Manufacturing Day, produced by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and The Manufacturing Institute, is an annual, national event that seeks to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Manufacturers in the United States need to fill 4.6 million jobs by 2028 and Bishop-Wisecarver has hosted on site and virtual experiences for students since 2011.
FIRST Robotics Competition
FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1989 to inspire an appreciation of science and technology in young people and now includes several different competitions for various age groups and interests. The 2021 FRC program included more than 2,900 teams with 73,000 youth team members from 28 countries around the globe.
Bishop-Wisecarver has been a FIRST sponsor at the national and regional level since 2007. BW has donated MadeWell® radial wheels and DualVee® wheels and tracks that allow students to use vee groove wheel bearings on 90-degree vee tracks to create high load capacity linear guides for their robotic competitions.
Bishop-Wisecarver is proud to sponsor the following teams for the season:
- MVRT - Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, CA
- The Pirate Rebolution - Pittsburg High School, Pittsburg, CA
- Project 212 - Ygnacio Valley High School, Concord, CA
STEM-based Organizations & Programs
We prioritize being active with our local high schools, colleges, and continued to support STEM-based programs that also celebrated a diverse set of students. We make donations to philanthropic organizations and programs that support entrepreneurship, creativity, STEM education and living your best life like:
- Robotics Summer Camps
- Girls Garage
- Bay Area LEEDS
- Local Girl Scouts and Boy Scout Troops
Wisecarver Innovation Contest
Bishop-Wisecarver has hosted this student design contest since 2020 and awards $250 to each student winner and $1000 to their school. Students from Ygnacio Valley High School and Pittsburg High School have won the past years, and the 2023 contest will launch in October. More upcoming details can be found here.