Top Technology Talent at Inmar Working to Fuel Student Passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

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Five members of Inmar’s Technology team and their middle school coach will compete Friday to build the winning robot at the Robot Fun Run to be held in Innovation Quarter’s BioTech Place from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Five members of Inmar’s Technology team and their middle school coach will compete Friday to build the winning robot at the Robot Fun Run to be held in Innovation Quarter’s BioTech Place from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. The Inmar team and their coach took first place in last year’s competition.

This annual competition is part of the Winston-Salem robotics program to fuel students’ interest in science and technology in addition to teaching them employment and life skills. The Robot Fun Run brings together teams from area businesses, institutions and departments who accept the challenge to build and program a LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robot and then compete to score as many points as possible on a thematic playing surface. The team with the most points receives its very own LEGO® trophy.

Also on display at the competition will be the robot built by Girls on Fire, the Inmar-sponsored team that competed in the NC FIRST Robotics competition earlier this year. The team was the first all-girl team in the Triad. Both programs are part of Inmar’s commitment to investing in programs that help develop future engineers, data scientists, mathematicians, analysts and other STEM disciplines.

Members of the Inmar Robot Fun Run team are: Inmar's team members are: Taylor Miller, software engineer; Melissa Whiteman, web developer; Caleb Brown, application developer; Melissa Bube, QA analyst; and George Peterson, software engineer.

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ABOUT INMAR

Inmar is a technology company that operates intelligent commerce networks. Our platforms connect offline and online transactions in real time for leading retailers, manufacturers and trading partners across multiple industries who rely on Inmar to securely manage billions of dollars in transactions. Our Promotions, Supply Chain and Healthcare platforms enable commerce, generate meaningful data and offer growth-minded leaders actionable analytics and execution with real-time visibility. Founded in 1980, Inmar is headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina with locations throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada.

For more information about Inmar’s products and services, please call 866.440.6917 or visit http://www.inmar.com.

ABOUT WAKE FOREST INNOVATION QUARTER

Wake Forest Innovation Quarter (http://www.wakeforestinnovationquarter.com) in Winston-Salem, N.C., is one of the fastest growing urban-based research parks in the United States, with a master plan for as much as 6 million square feet of world-class office, laboratory and mixed-used space over its 145 developable acres. The Innovation Quarter supports a diverse mix of academic and commercial tenants by providing modern facilities, managed services and special amenities. It is projected that by the end of 2014 more than 50 technology companies and 26 academic entities will be operating in the Innovation Quarter, occupying more than 1.1 million square feet and employing more than 3,000 people alongside 1,200 students annually enrolled in workforce training in emerging technologies and the residents of more than 2,200 nearby apartments, lofts and condominiums.

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