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Jan'16

5 Tips to Help You Streamline Your STEM Robotics Classroom

    Running a STEM robotics classroom can seem a little overwhelming, especially if resources are tight. How can you keep your classroom running smoothly if you don’t have a lot of resources? It’s easier than you might think. Here are a few tips to help:   1. Use virtual …

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Dec'15

Computer Science Profile Red Whittaker

  ​   William (Red) Whittaker is a roboticist best known for his role in leading Carnegie Mellon University’s Tartan Racing team to victory in the DARPA Grand Challenge, a driverless car competition funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).   Whittaker got his official start in robotics …

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Dec'15

Computer Science Profile Grace Hopper

  ​     Grace Hopper was a pioneer in computer science!   Born in New York City on December 9, 1906, Hopper earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and physics from Vassar College, followed by a Ph.D. in mathematics from Yale University. During World War II, she joined the …

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Dec'15

Computer Science Profile Scott Fahlman

      Scott Fahlman is a Research Professor in Carnegie Mellon’s School of Computer Science who is primarily interested in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its applications. He has worked in many areas of AI: planning, knowledge representation, image processing, natural language, document classification and processing, artificial neural networks, and …

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Dec'15

Computer Science Profile Tim Berners Lee

​   While you may not have heard of Tim Berners-Lee, chances are that his work touches your life every day. In fact, without Berners-Lee you wouldn’t be reading this right now. That’s because Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web; in November of 1989, he implemented the first successful communication …

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Dec'15

Computer Science Profile Elon Musk

      Elon Musk is an engineer, inventor, and entrepreneur from South Africa who has founded and worked with several revolutionary technology-driven companies, including SpaceX and Tesla Motors.   Here are just a few highlights from his career:   Musk’s career began when he bought his first computer at …

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Dec'15

Computer Science Profile Jeannette Wing

      Jeannette Wing is currently the Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Research, where she has oversight of its core research laboratories around the world and Microsoft Research Connections.   Wing was always interested in math and science. In high school, she learned how engineers blend math and science …

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Dec'15

Computer Science Profile Carol Shaw

    Carol Shaw is known as the first female video game designer. She started her career at Atari in the late 70’s where she worked on games for the revolutionary Atari 2600, including Polo (1978), 3-D Tic-Tac-Toe (1979) and Video Checkers (1978). In 1980, Shaw left Atari for brief …

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07

Dec'15

The Case for Computer Science in the Classroom

Computer science is everywhere, in every field. In fact, 67% of computing jobs are outside the tech sector. That means that regardless of the career, computer science skills are critical to students’ success. But if computer science is in every field, why isn’t it in every school?   We’ve created …

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Nov'15

Online Professional Development Courses Start this February

  Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Academy has announced their latest online training schedule! The classes start in February and you can enjoy the convenience of taking Robotics Academy courses without leaving your own computer workstation!   Register for a class here!   Benefits of Robotics Academy Online Training Courses:   Convenient …

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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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