FIRST Tech Challenge

Type: Organization
Name: FIRST Tech Challenge
First reported Oct 27 2014 - Updated Oct 27 2014 - 1 reports

FIRST® Announces New Executive Advisory Board Members

FIRST ® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science andTechnology), an international not-for-profit K-12 organization foundedby inventor Dean Kamen to inspire young people’s interest andparticipation in science and technology, today announced the app ... [Published BioSpace - Oct 27 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

Science and engineering careers highlighted

HORICON | About 50 students and their parents, from different schools in the Horicon and Mayville and surrounding areas, participated in a Family Night Out for STEM at the Horicon Marsh Education Center Monday.The participants learned about Science, Technology, ... [Published Beaver Dam Daily Citizen - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

Monsanto to present check to Otsego

Representatives from America's Farmers Grow Rural Education and the Monsanto Fund will formally present Otsego Public Schools with a $25,000 grant check on Friday, Oct. 24, at 6:30 p.m. at Bulldog Stadium.The grant was made possible by local farmers who ... [Published Allegan County News - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 8 reports

Nearly 45,000 Students Tackle New FIRST® Tech Challenge Game CASCADE EFFECT℠

MANCHESTER, N.H.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Nearly 45,000 Students Tackle New FIRST® Tech Challenge Game CASCADE EFFECT; 4,450 Teams of Students to Build Robots and Engineering Skills During 2014/15 Season ... [Published EON Manufacturing - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

Promoting an interest in technology

The Industrial Instrumentation Group (IIG) of South Africa has announced its donation of R100 000 to the FIRST Tech Challenge in South Africa, launched by Johannes de Vries of the Tshwane University of Technology in May this year. FIRST (For Inspiration ... [Published EE Publishers - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

'Duel on the Delaware' Robotics Competition to draw hundreds of students to Carneys Point

CARNEYS POINT TWP. – Hundreds of high school students from New Jersey and nearby states will compete in the "Duel on the Delaware" Robotics Competition this weekend. This is the 13th year for the competition, co-sponsored by DuPont, Salem Community College ... [Published New Jersey Online - Oct 14 2014]
First reported Oct 02 2014 - Updated Oct 02 2014 - 1 reports

FIRST® Announces Bechtel as Strategic Partner

FIRST ® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), anot-for-profit organization founded by inventor DeanKamen to inspire young people’s interest and participation inscience and technology, has officially recognized Bechtel as a FIRST ... [Published Minyanville - Oct 02 2014]
First reported Oct 01 2014 - Updated Oct 01 2014 - 1 reports

NM 4-H students enjoying robotics

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. Have you ever tried to build an air-powered robotic arm that can pick an item up and place it somewhere else? Now imagine doing this task with re-purposed items found in a typical junk drawer or garage.New Mexico State University 's ... [Published Deming Headlight - Oct 01 2014]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

New TETRIX® PRIME system headlines Robotics catalog from Pitsco

) – How can two products fill an entire catalog? With the TETRIX® PRIME and MAX Building Systems for robotics, it’s no problem at all.The 40-page 2014-15 Robotics Catalog introduces Pitsco Education’s new TETRIX PRIME Building System, which is designed ... [Published eSchool News - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

NMSU Extension introduces junk drawer robotics to 4-H students

ALBUQUERQUE Have you ever tried to build an air-powered robotic arm that can pick an item up and place it somewhere else? Now imagine doing this task with re-purposed items found in a typical junk drawer or garage.New Mexico State University 's Cooperative ... [Published Las Cruces Sun-News - Sep 26 2014]
Entities: Robotics, 4-h, Mark Howard
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated Sep 22 2014 - 1 reports

FIRST® Announces Qualcomm as New Strategic Partner

FIRST ® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), anot-for-profit organization founded by inventor DeanKamen to inspire young people’s interest and participation inscience and technology, has officially recognized Qualcomm Incorpor ... [Published Street Sweeper - Sep 22 2014]
First reported Jun 25 2014 - Updated Jun 25 2014 - 4 reports

FIRST® Announces 2014-2015 Rookie Team Grant Program for Students in Grades 7-12 Across North America

MANCHESTER, N.H.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), a not-for-profit organization founded by inventor Dean Kamen to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology, ... [Published EON Manufacturing - Jun 25 2014]

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...to hands-on engineering concepts in a fun, collaborative environment," said John Larock, member of the Duel steering team, in a press release. "FIRST Robotics participants build skills in problem-solving, out of the box thinking and good communication — all of which are critical aspects of being an engineer. The partnership between FIRST corporate and local business and volunteer mentors, inspires local students to pursue STEM careers."
"They learned about balance and how the fulcrum point helps balance items of different weights, or how you use that point to catapult a lighter item" Howard said
...even though there are still a few more months in 2014, donors such as Kaplan are already thinking about the efforts that they will support in 2015. "The next thing I want to personally take on is hunger" he said
"It's just plain fun to take a pile of unrelated items, put them together with duct tape, glue and wooden dowels, added a little air-power from one's own lungs or a hand pump, and have the robotic 'arm' grip a ball, bend its 'elbow' and then let go of the ball." Howard said

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FIRST® Announces New Executive Advisory Board M... [Published BioSpace - Oct 27 2014]
Science and engineering careers highlighted [Published Beaver Dam Daily Citizen - Oct 23 2014]
Monsanto to present check to Otsego [Published Allegan County News - Oct 22 2014]
Nearly 45,000 Students Tackle New FIRST® Tech C... [Published EON Manufacturing - Oct 20 2014]
Nearly 45,000 Students Tackle New FIRST® Tech C... [Published EON Consumer - Oct 20 2014]
Nearly 45,000 Students Tackle New FIRST® Tech C... [Published EON Science - Oct 20 2014]
Nearly 45,000 Students Tackle New FIRST® Tech C... [Published Pettinga Financial Advisors - Oct 20 2014]
Nearly 45,000 Students Tackle New FIRST® Tech C... [Published Business Wire Science: Science News - Oct 20 2014]
Nearly 45,000 Students Tackle New FIRST® Tech C... [Published Business Wire Technology News - Oct 20 2014]
Nearly 45,000 Students Tackle New FIRST® Tech C... [Published Business Wire Education News - Oct 20 2014]
Nearly 45,000 Students Tackle New FIRST® Tech C... [Published Business Wire Manufacturing News - Oct 20 2014]
Promoting an interest in technology [Published EE Publishers - Oct 17 2014]
'Duel on the Delaware' Robotics Competition to ... [Published New Jersey Online - Oct 14 2014]
FIRST® Announces Bechtel as Strategic Partner [Published Minyanville - Oct 02 2014]
NM 4-H students enjoying robotics [Published Deming Headlight - Oct 01 2014]
New TETRIX® PRIME system headlines Robotics cat... [Published eSchool News - Sep 30 2014]
North Jersey companies continue thread of busin... [Published North Jersey.com - Sep 28 2014]
NMSU Extension introduces junk drawer robotics ... [Published Las Cruces Sun-News - Sep 26 2014]
FIRST® Announces Qualcomm as New Strategic Partner [Published Street Sweeper - Sep 22 2014]
San Jacinto College offers scholarships for stu... [Published Pasadena Citizen - Sep 22 2014]
FIRST® Announces 2014-2015 Rookie Team Grant Pr... [Published EON Manufacturing - Jun 25 2014]
FIRST® Announces 2014-2015 Rookie Team Grant Pr... [Published EON Consumer - Jun 25 2014]
FIRST® Announces 2014-2015 Rookie Team Grant Pr... [Published Business Wire Education News - Jun 25 2014]
FIRST® Announces 2014-2015 Rookie Team Grant Pr... [Published Business Wire Manufacturing News - Jun 25 2014]
3D Systems Showcases Its Make.Digital Initiativ... [Published 3D Systems Latest News - Jun 18 2014]
Non-Traditional Students Shine at School Compet... [Published PRWeb - May 31 2014]
Robotics Take over St. Louis in FIRST Champions... [Published T.H.E. Journal - May 05 2014]
Matt’s Favorites: Just One More…And Much More [Published CBS Detroit - Apr 08 2014]
HS Robotics Team Qualifies For Tech World Champ... [Published Computing Unplugged - Mar 12 2014]
PCHS robotics team headed to super regionals [Published Computing Unplugged - Mar 05 2014]
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Nearly 45,000 Students Tackle New FIRST® Tech C... [Published EON Manufacturing - Oct 20 2014]
MANCHESTER, N.H.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Nearly 45,000 Students Tackle New FIRST® Tech Challenge Game CASCADE EFFECT; 4,450 Teams of Students to Build Robots and Engineering Skills During 2014/15 Season ...
Nearly 45,000 Students Tackle New FIRST® Tech C... [Published EON Consumer - Oct 20 2014]
MANCHESTER, N.H.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Nearly 45,000 Students Tackle New FIRST® Tech Challenge Game CASCADE EFFECT; 4,450 Teams of Students to Build Robots and Engineering Skills During 2014/15 Season ...
Nearly 45,000 Students Tackle New FIRST® Tech C... [Published EON Science - Oct 20 2014]
MANCHESTER, N.H.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Nearly 45,000 Students Tackle New FIRST® Tech Challenge Game CASCADE EFFECT; 4,450 Teams of Students to Build Robots and Engineering Skills During 2014/15 Season ...
Nearly 45,000 Students Tackle New FIRST® Tech C... [Published Business Wire Science: Science News - Oct 20 2014]
MANCHESTER, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nearly 45,000 Students Tackle New FIRST® Tech Challenge Game CASCADE EFFECT; 4,450 Teams of Students to Build Robots and Engineering Skills During 2014/15 Season ...
Nearly 45,000 Students Tackle New FIRST® Tech C... [Published Business Wire Technology News - Oct 20 2014]
MANCHESTER, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nearly 45,000 Students Tackle New FIRST® Tech Challenge Game CASCADE EFFECT; 4,450 Teams of Students to Build Robots and Engineering Skills During 2014/15 Season ...
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