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TFMoran Sponsors Henniker/Weare FIRST Robotics Team

TFMoran is sponsoring Hopkinton High School and John Stark Regional High School’s FIRST Robotics Team OzRam 1922 for the 2024 Season. The team consists of students from Weare, Henniker, and Hopkinton, participating in the global FIRST Robotics Program. Each season, the team builds a robot from materials including mechanical gears, motors, and software to compete with other regional and worldwide teams in the yearly FIRST Robotics Challenge.

Last year, the team made it to the FIRST Championship in Houston, Texas, competing against almost 700 robotics teams from around the world.

This program relies on financial sponsorships to support team activities. Sponsorship allows the team to attend local, regional (and hopefully international) events, update components for their robots, equip their lab, and help promote STEM!

Best of luck this season, OzRam 1922!

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TFMoran Supports NH Envirothon

TFMoran is deeply involved in our local community and we support many youth organizations. Recently, TFMoran made a donation to support NH Envirothon, an educational program for students to gain hands-on experience in the field of environmental sciences and natural resources.

More about NH Envirothon:

Live Free and Conserve!

Since 1992, NH Envirothon has inspired teens to make responsible environmental and natural resource decisions through real-world, hands-on educational experiences. Many students step away from the Envirothon experience excited about learning and motivated to pursue careers in environmental studies, environmental law, natural sciences, and natural resource management.

Envirothon Competition

Each year, volunteer advisers coach teams with assistance from local conservation districts, forestry associations and participating natural resource agencies and organizations. Students are tested on their knowledge in five topic areas: aquatics, forestry, soils, wildlife and current environmental issues. Through the program, students develop an understanding of effective teamwork, resource management and ecology. At the same time, they gain valuable exposure to a range of disciplines while exploring possible career paths. Winning teams from each participating state and province advance to the National Conservation Foundation Envirothon (NCFE) to compete for national recognition, scholarships and prizes. 

The Envirothon Competition is an amazing cross-curriculum adventure, impacting not only the sciences but history and cultural studies as well. Teachers, home-school parents, scout and group leaders can build a team. Some educators involve a whole class, others advise teams of five members as a club or after school activity. Open to all high school students, a team may be sponsored by a school, home-school group, agricultural association, scout, or community service group.

To learn more about Envirothon nhenvirothon.org 

The NH Envirothon program is administered by the NH Association of Conservation Districts (NHACD). Other supporters include the NH Department of Environmental Services (NHDES), Society of American Foresters | Granite State Division, NH Association of Conservation Districts, Society of Soil Scientists | Northern New England, the Fox Research and Demonstration Forest, and NHTI.

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TFMoran Welcomes New Summer Interns!

TFMoran’s Bedford office welcomes three new summer interns. We are very excited to welcome Brooke Stoncius, Jackie Gamache, and Max Heck to the TFM team!

Brooke is working in the stormwater engineering department in the Bedford office. Brooke attends Endicott college where she is pursuing her Bachelor of Engineering degree. Brooke’s internship includes working with the stormwater management department Senior Project Manager, Dan Blais.

Jackie is working in the marketing department in the Bedford office. Jackie will be attending The University of Rhode Island in the fall where she will be pursuing her Bachelor of communications degree. Her internship consists of assisting the Marketing Coordinator Julia Chartier and is tasked with keeping up social media accounts including Instagram and blog postings, as well as photography and graphics.

Max is working in the land surveying department in the Bedford office. Max attends The University of Maine, where he is pursuing his Bachelor of Science degree in Surveying Engineering Technology. Max’s internship includes working in the field, shadowing each of our field surveying teams.

Welcome to the team, Brooke, Jackie & Max!

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TFMoran Contributes to the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

TFMoran is a proud Corporate Member and sponsor of the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center. The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center is a science museum whose mission is to inspire every generation to reach for the stars, through engaging, artful and entertaining activities that explore astronomy, aviation, earth and space science.

The museum is dedicated to Christa McAuliffe, the Concord High School teacher selected by NASA to be the first Teacher in Space, and Alan Shepard, the Derry native who became the first American in space.

The discovery center offers interactive science and engineering exhibits, a full-sized replica of the Mercury-Redstone rocket, a full-dome digital planetarium, and an observatory.

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TFMoran Sponsors Bedford High School FIRST Robotics Team

TFMoran is sponsoring Bedford High School‘s FIRST Robotics Team Red Storm 509 for the 2023 Season. The team consists of 45 students participating in the global FIRST Robotics Program. Each season, the team builds a robot from materials including mechanical gears, motors, and software to compete with other regional and worldwide teams in the yearly FIRST Robotics Challenge.

This program relies on financial sponsorships to support team activities. Robot fabrication is a major annual expense that includes raw materials, tools, and machinery. Sponsorship allows the team to host events, support other FIRST teams, and help promote STEM through community outreach activities.

Best of luck this season, Red Storm 509!

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Paul O’Hanlon of TFMoran volunteers with NH Envirothon

TFMoran Environmental Permitting Specialist, Paul O’Hanlon volunteered with the NH Envirothon Student Science Competition last week, held at NHTI in Concord.

NH Envirothon is an annual competition that introduces students to the STEM field to build real-world connections and gain experience in the professional field. Its mission is to introduce students to the STEM field at a young age, providing skills in protecting our natural resources and conservation in conjunction with the growth of society today.

Students participating in the Envirothon are subject to testing across a broad range of subjects within the Environmental Field: Introducing or honing skills in soils, aquatic ecology, wildlife, forestry, and current events in the field today. Volunteers accompanied student groups to testing “stations”, providing guidance and information as needed (without revealing answers, of course).

Once testing was completed, students gathered in an auditorium to hear from guest speakers working in the STEM field, and the winners were announced.