FIRST Tech Challenge

Type: Organization
Name: FIRST Tech Challenge
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 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 - 9 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 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 - 13 hours ago]
First reported Sep 28 2014 - Updated Sep 28 2014 - 1 reports

North Jersey companies continue thread of business contributing to charity

* More CEOs realize that properly directed philanthropy can have an important effect on their communitiesr. Larry Kaplan gets emotional just thinking about the charities that his business supports. There have been toy drives and outreach for active-duty ... [Published North Jersey.com - Sep 28 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 Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Friday Fragments

The Boy is in First Tech Challenge, which is the junior high version of Lego League.  He’s on a team of eighth graders.  I picked him up the other night; I got there a few minutes before the meeting broke up.  The kids were sitting around a table, trying ... [Published Inside Higher Ed - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

TETRIX® MAX: A first-rate choice for the FIRST® Tech Challenge

) – The FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC®) game for the 2014-2015 season has been announced, and from the looks of it, competing robots will need a good supply of strength, durability, and flexibility.This year’s game, CASCADE EFFECT, will require robots that ... [Published eSchool News - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Friday Fragments

What hath testing wrought?  TW and I attended parents’ night at The Girl’s school on Wednesday. She’s in the fifth grade this year, which means she’s in a new school. TB went through that school a few years ago, so we sort of know the drill, but the principal ... [Published Inside Higher Ed - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

KHS robotics teams ready to roll

Photo by Steve Patton, StaffMembers of the two Kennett High School robotics teams met Saturday at the school for a kick-off event. Pictured, from left, are Dawson Ross, Ravi Patel, Jacob Jackson, Lydia Jain, Chase Branum, Chase Scott, Noah Furby and Jose ... [Published Daily Dunklin Democrat - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

Robotics season kicks off

HAYDEN - The University of Idaho Extension will host a season kickoff for youth robotics programs on Thursday at North Idaho Christian School, 251 W. Miles, Hayden, from 6 to 8 p.m.The informational meeting is free and open to the public.Information will ... [Published CDA Press - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

Community Foundation awards Rockford Robotics $20,000 grant

The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois has awarded Rockford Robotics, through RPS 205, a $20,000 grant for the FIRST Robotics Roll Out. FIRST means For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. The Rockford School Board formally accepted ... [Published Legal Record Corporation - Sep 05 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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"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
"This was the first time we've offered this enrichment class," Grube said of the class that met every two weeks, March through July. "The kids really enjoyed it, so next summer we plan on offering a repeat of the first level, and the opportunity for this year's youth to do the next level of the curriculum, "Robots on the Move.""
...through our summer robotics internships," said Sharon Sledge, mathematics professor at San Jacinto College who serves on the STEM Council. "Many of our scholarship recipients successfully transfer to universities to continue their studies in the STEM fields, and they're able to receive even more scholarships when showing the work they've done here through either building our robotics website or assisting with science experiments during school visits to our labs or with our many FIRST Tech Challenge robotics competitions and camps."

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NM 4-H students enjoying robotics [Published Deming Headlight - 9 hours ago]
New TETRIX® PRIME system headlines Robotics cat... [Published eSchool News - 13 hours ago]
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]
Friday Fragments [Published Inside Higher Ed - Sep 19 2014]
TETRIX® MAX: A first-rate choice for the FIRST®... [Published eSchool News - Sep 18 2014]
????Engineering student selected for prestigiou... [Published Noodls - Sep 12 2014]
Friday Fragments [Published Inside Higher Ed - Sep 12 2014]
KHS robotics teams ready to roll [Published Daily Dunklin Democrat - Sep 10 2014]
Robotics season kicks off [Published CDA Press - Sep 09 2014]
Community Foundation awards Rockford Robotics $... [Published Legal Record Corporation - Sep 05 2014]
UI Extension Robotics Event Sept 6 [Published Prairie Star - Aug 29 2014]
FTC Robots - Saturday 30 August [Published GeekZone - Aug 28 2014]
RPS awarded $20,000 robotics grant [Published 13 WREX-TV - Aug 27 2014]
Teams celebrate Robotics season kick-off [Published Observer-Dispatch - Aug 26 2014]
Robots come out in full force [Published Los Alamos Monitor - Aug 24 2014]
West Michigan schools can capitalize on $2 mill... [Published Grand Rapids Press - Aug 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]
GM Global Manufacturing Steps up STEM Support f... [Published theCSRfeed - Apr 23 2014]
Microsoft YouthSpark Challenge for Change Final... [Published theCSRfeed - Apr 16 2014]
Matt’s Favorites: Just One More…And Much More [Published CBS Detroit - Apr 08 2014]
When Robots Compete, Students and Bloomberg Men... [Published theCSRfeed - Apr 07 2014]
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FIRST® Announces 2014-2015 Rookie Team Grant Pr... [Published EON Manufacturing - Jun 25 2014]
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, ...
FIRST® Announces 2014-2015 Rookie Team Grant Pr... [Published EON Consumer - Jun 25 2014]
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, ...
FIRST® Announces 2014-2015 Rookie Team Grant Pr... [Published Business Wire Education News - Jun 25 2014]
MANCHESTER, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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, officially ...
FIRST® Announces 2014-2015 Rookie Team Grant Pr... [Published Business Wire Manufacturing News - Jun 25 2014]
MANCHESTER, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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, officially ...
GM Global Manufacturing Steps up STEM Support f... [Published theCSRfeed - Apr 23 2014]
More than 24 GM-sponsored FIRST® teams head to annual robotics championship SOURCE: General Motors DESCRIPTION:<p style=""&gt;DETROIT, April 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Each spring, General Motors employees around the world engage in a program that combines ...
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