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Mar'16

CS Careers Climatologist

      Every day, no matter where we are, we interact with the weather. Some days it is beautiful and sunny, while other times it is dangerous.Climatologyor climate science is the study ofclimate, scientifically defined as weather conditions averaged over a period of time.iClimatologists/ClimateScientist study both the nature of …

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Feb'16

UPDATE NEW High Scores for our VEX Virtual Programming Skills Challenges

The competition kicked off a few months ago, and we have NEW HIGH SCORES to share with you …     As some of you may know, we along with VEX Robotics and the REC Foundation have an exciting competition going on right now with the VEX and VEX IQ Programming Skills …

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Feb'16

5 Reasons to Start a Robotics Competition Team

  Some of the benefits of robotics competition teams are the same as any extracurricular activity: social development, improving self-esteem, helping bolster a college application, giving kids a sense of belonging, etc. But, robotics competitions do even more. They inspire young people to pursue STEM careers, to be leaders in …

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Feb'16

Using your STEM Classroom to Teach What Matters

Computers are an everyday part of life. We use them constantly in our personal lives and in the workplace. According the the U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics, over 50% of jobs today require some level of technology skills. And, that percentage is expected to grow to almost 80% in the …

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Feb'16

What is Computational Thinking and Why Should You Care

      Carnegie Mellon’s Center for Computational Thinking says that computational thinking is, “a way of solving problems, designing systems, and understanding human behavior that draws on concepts fundamental to computer science,” and that “to flourish in today's world, computational thinking has to be a fundamental part of the …

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Feb'16

Want a More Efficient STEM Classroom? Robot Virtual Worlds Can Help

There are a lot of great reasons to use Robot Virtual Worlds, a high-end simulation environment that enables students to learn programming, even if they don’t have direct access to a physical robot. Robot Virtual Worlds helps you extend your STEM robotics classroom by:   Helping you mange students who …

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Feb'16

Computer Science For All

      This past weekend, President Obama said he will ask Congress for billions of dollars to help students learn computer science skills and prepare for jobs in a changing economy. The President’s 2017 budget will ask for $4 billion for grants to states and $100 million for competitive …

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Feb'16

What is the STEM Problem and What is the Solution

        Did you know that three-quarters of the fastest growing occupations require significant mathematics or science preparation? And that by 2018, there could be 2.4 million unfilled STEM jobs in the U.S? And did you know that twenty-eight percent of US companies say that at least half …

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02

Feb'16

CS Careers Imagineering

  We are excited to bring you a new blog series every month that showcases careers in computer science and S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) fields. There is a lot of talk about the need for more people to fill these types of roles, but what roles are …

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Feb'16

Latest High Scores for our VEX Virtual Programming Skills Challenges

As some of you may know, we along with VEX Robotics and the REC Foundation have an exciting competition going on right now with the VEX and VEX IQ Programming Skills Challenges for Robot Virtual Worlds. This competition offers a low cost, high quality virtual competitions that enable students to test their problem …

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Mission

Use the motivational effects of robotics to excite students about science and technology.

All students are technologically literate, mathematically competent, and confident about their future.

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