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Category: Robotics

Celebrating STEM in a K-6 school

Our company, Grow a Generation, has had the distinct pleasure to contract with a wonderful public charter school in Western Pennsylvania for the last seven years. We provide research fellowships to teams of 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th graders as they develop meaningful projects using science, technology, engineering and math. This week we celebrate our …

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Join us Mar 30 for Underwater Robotics

2019 SeaPerch Competition The STEM Leadership Center is excited to bring you to this years SeaPerch Competition on Saturday March 30th, 2019. SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program. Teams have used limited resources of PVC pipe and underwater motors to create underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) to complete this challenge. The event will be …

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FIRST Robotics – Trojanators!

Six weeks ago, my teammates and I listened to the description of this year’s FIRST Robotics Challenge.   We have poured every ounce of hard work, creativity, perseverance and inspiration we had into designing, building and testing our robot. Thank goodness for good mentors, generous sponsors, incredibly supportive parents, and amazing school support! This year’s challenge, …

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Platypus LLC STEM Careers Tour – Flood Gates of Collaboration

Out of our sixteen tours, the tour of Platypus, LLC was my favorite. Platypus, LLC is a Pittsburgh based company that provides environmental monitoring solutions for water bodies using autonomous robotic boats. Pras Velagapudi, their Chief Technology Officer, was our guide. He started by explaining how Platypus used a combination of marine, electrical,  and software engineering to …

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Reaching the World Through Robotics

By Arvind and Sanjay Seshan Welcome to guest bloggers Arvind and Sanjay Seshan! Arvind and Sanjay are members of Not the Droids You Are Looking For (www.droidsrobotics.org), a FIRST Lego League (www.firstlegoleague.org) team based in Pittsburgh, PA. They have had a very successful four seasons, winning a Champions trophy and Robot Performance trophy every year of …

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Congratulations Team E.T.

Team E.T. successfully completed the NASA Design Exploration Challenge today!  Lexi, Ava, and Zoe heeded the challenge of Astronaut Williams and focused time and energy mastering difficult concepts of space radiation and radiation shielding.  Each girl will serve as a member of NASA’s virtual crew on Orion Flight Test-1 (EFT-1), Their eyes fell onto the …

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Middle School Math: Another New Age of Learning is Approaching

We are getting there! Getting to a place where we engage students creatively as they master the crucial STEM concepts needed for today and tomorrow’s world. Walk with me for a few minutes to glimpse three unique approaches to the common core standards with focused and prioritized curriculum. One approach that I have loved using …

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What is the Maker Movement?

A subculture of Do-it-Yourself (DIY) kids and grownup kids is emerging across the nation and the globe that is exciting!  Makers pursue engineer-oriented projects such as electronic prototyping, robotics, 3-D printing, often combined with traditional arts and crafts, metalworking, and woodworking. Innovation is celebrated! I suggest you watch a few of Sylvia’s Mini-Maker Show on …

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Space Robots, Sequestration, and the Still Contemplation of the Night Sky

I was so excited yesterday to get an email from Astrobotic confirming a student tour during the week of the August 5th Space Robots Camp.  Astrobotic is a CMU spin off company that has been in the news recently. NASA choose the company to develop autonomous robots to search for ice on the moon in …

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Theatrical Robots

The Theatrical Robots camp was a great success!  What an absolute joy to work with these very creative, hilarious kids. The boys helped complete and test the Theatrical Robots curriculum for the Grow a Generation Lab that will be offered next year for homeschool and afterschool labs in the home and in the Media Lab …

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