by funding students to explore our world and beyond!


Sponsor the NASA Swarmathon Challenge

A competition to engage students
from Minority Serving Institutions to
advance swarm robotics & revolutionize space exploration

Sponsors will be recognized, depending on sponsorship level
  • In a sponsor profile during webinars to hundreds of students

  • During the Swarmathon competition at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
  • Research
    Pair a Swarmathon student with a faculty mentor for a paid research internship by funding the Swarmathon Research Experience for Undergraduates.
    Physical competition teams receive 3 Swarmie robots to develop and test swarm search algorithms. Help to build more Swarmie Robots!
    Help high school students participate in Swarmathon workshops and other outreach activities at a local college campus.
    Teams compete for a $5,000 grand prize, $3,000 Second Place & $1,000 Third Place prize. Your sponsorship can fund additional awards.



    The primary funder of the Swarmathon is NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Program (MUREP).  MUREP strives to ensure that underrepresented and undeserved students participate in NASA education and research. In order to further enhance the event, competition organizers have secured corporate sponsors.  These sponsors have helped to grow the swarm, engaging more students in a bigger, faster, smarter Swarmathon.   The Swarmathon thanks the following organizations for their support:




    Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. They focus on providing the best user experience possible. Whether they’re designing a new Internet browser or a new tweak to the look of the homepage, they take great care to ensure that they will ultimately serve you.




    8K8K Solutions is a group of trusted and respected industry professionals with more than a hundred years of cumulative experience in sports technology. They provide innovative products and superior service to professional and collegiate sports organizations. Their mastRcam Air can be suspended above any field and provide overhead shots in full HD video. The system uses a broadcast quality PTZ camera mounted to a gyro stabilized gimbal for perfect shots.



    8KDREU Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates (DREU), operated under the Computing Research Association (CRA), is a highly selective program that matches students with a faculty mentor for a summer research experience at the faculty mentor’s home institution. The objective of the DREU program is to increase the number of women and underrepresented groups entering graduate studies in the fields of computer science and computer engineering.




    3D Proven Systems are big believers in the saying, “If it can be dreamed, it can be done.” The company seeks to manufacture new realities through the use of 3D printers, augmented reality, and virtual reality. 3D Proven Systems provides multiple solutions for 3D printers by offering our customers personal, professional, and production 3D printers with more than 15 models available.

    Battery Space


    BatterySpace.com AA Portable Power Corp. specializes in all kinds of rechargeable batteries and chargers, including Nimh batteries, Nicd batteries, Lead Acid batteries, Li-ion batteries, Polymer batteries, LiMnO batteries, LiFePO4 batteries, PCB/PCM/BMS and related battery chargers. They not only sell batteries and chargers, but also provide expertise to help customers design their own custom batteries.



    Merge Creative Department, based in Minneapolis, MN, partners with brands and ad agencies to develop meaningful customer engagements. The company, founded in 1998, specializes in brand development and execution. Projects range from, but not limited to; print advertising, environmental graphics, trade shows, brochures, and web site traffic growth.



    Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
    brings to life the epic story of the U.S. space program, offering a full day or more of fun and educational activities. It features the new $100 million home for Space Shuttle Atlantis with over 60 interactive exhibits.


    amf-logo2The Astronaut Memorial Foundation, located at the Kennedy Space Center, honors and memorializes those astronauts who have sacrificed their lives for the nation and the space program by sponsoring the national Space Mirror Memorial, and by implementing innovative educational technology programs.




    Advance at UNM is an eclectic and experienced group of faculty and staff developing partnerships that will create sustainable changes in the UNM climate, contributing to increased success and satisfaction for women and minority faculty.


    pololuPololu is an electronics manufacturer and online retailer serving education, maker, and professional industries with products ranging from sensors and motion controllers to motors, wheels, and complete robots. They strive to offer well-engineered, quality products that enable their customers to make their projects a reality.


    robotshopRobotShop specializes in personal and professional robot technology and offer a wide range of robotic products and services in this sector. Their vision is to be the world-leading source for personal and professional robot technology that help increase the pleasure, knowledge, liberty, and security of individuals.


    Signs in One Day
    started in 1989.  Signs In One Day has over 25 years of experience in the signage industry. Their home office located in Fort Myers, Florida.  They have grown to 12 stores, and are still growing fast due to their commitment to quality products and service.


    The Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions
    serves as a repository for research, data, best practices, emerging innovations and ideas on and within MSIs. With support from our sponsors, the Penn Center on MSIs supports funders, researchers, policymakers, MSIs and scholars to promote the strengths and address challenges facing these institutions.