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FIRST Offering $50 Million in College Scholarships in 2017
By RT Staff · 1 March, 2017 • Thanks to nearly 200 participating donors, FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) will make $50 million in college scholarships available to FIRST participants and Alumni in 2017.
Kubo Robot Uses Puzzle Pieces to Teach Kids to Code
By Steve Crowe · 17 January, 2017 • Kubo is an educational robot that accelerates learning in coding, mathematics, language, and music through its TagTile programming language, which helps pre-school and primary school children explore and understand new concepts in a screen-free environment.
UBTECH’s Jimu Educational Robots Help Build STEM Skills
By Steve Crowe · 4 November, 2016 • UBTECH Robotics has launched a new line of Jimu Robot kits designed to enhance the STEM skills and interest of kids ages 8-14. The programming is done with Blockly code in the companion Jimu Robot App.
Sumo Robot League: Robots & Sports Spark STEM Interest
By Steve Crowe · 28 October, 2016 • The Robotics Trends Show talks with the Sumo Robot League about how it's combining robotics and sports to address STEM education for middle school and high school students.
Tap and Go: Kids Code Plobot With Cards
By RT Staff · 27 October, 2016 • The new Arduino-based Plobot has a unique way of introducing kids to coding robots. Kids simply tap command cards against Plobot's head to automatically create a program the robot follows.
Podcast: Ricky Ye, STEM Education, Antbo Self-Learning Robot
By Steve Crowe · 21 April, 2016 • Ricky Ye, CEO of DFRobot, joins The Robotics Trends Show to discuss the growing role of robotics in STEM education and the new Antbo self-learning robot for DIYers.
Podcast: Meet the NFL’s Biggest STEM Advocate
By Steve Crowe · 11 April, 2016 • Off the field, Jacksonville Jaguars offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum Jr. is a global ambassador for STEM education. He joins the Robotics Trends Show to discuss how to bring a quality STEM education to all children.
MakerGirl 3D Printing Workshops Inspire Future Female STEM Leaders
By Steve Crowe · 4 March, 2016 • MakerGirl introduces young girls to STEM through interactive 3D printing workshops where the girls brainstorm, design and print their own projects.
PBS KIDS ScratchJr App Teaches Coding Concepts
By MIT News · 4 December, 2015 • Developed in collaboration with the MIT Media Lab and Tufts University, the PBS KIDS ScratchJr app helps children ages 5-8 learn coding concepts.
Parenting in the Tech Age: How Tech in the Classroom Will Impact the Playroom
By Ricky Ye, Founder & CEO, DFRobot · 14 November, 2015 • By introducing STEM-learning concepts such as programming, coding and robotics, parents can open the doors of the maker movement.
UC Davis Releases Free Tools for Teaching Robotics
By RT Staff · 15 October, 2015 • The University of California, Davis has released free robotics and computing tools for teachers, including the RoboBlockly web-based simulator that uses a simple puzzle-piece interface to program virtual Linkbot and Lego robots. Constructing programs with blocks also generates code that can control real robots.
How Robotics is Impacting Education
By Ricky Ye, CEO, DFRobot · 6 August, 2015 • Over the next five years, STEM education will have an even bigger impact on the knowledge structure for innovation, spurring the next generation of innovators. As STEM courses become core curriculum, robots will serve as the central force.
Win a $400 EZ-Robot Roli Rover Robot Kit
By RT Staff · 1 June, 2015 • Robotics Trends has partnered with EZ-Robot to give away an EZ-Robot Roli Rover Robot Kit - a $400 value. The EZ-Robot Roli Rover Robot Platform is a customizable planetary rover styled robot platform with 13 female EZ-Bit connections for additional EZ-Bits.
Robotics Playing Bigger Role in STEM Education
By Steve Crowe · 27 May, 2015 • Only 16 percent of American high school seniors are proficient in mathematics and interested in a STEM career.

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