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Mar'17

CS2N: Pushing Forward Automated Assessments in the Classroom

Robotics Academy researchers have developed innovative technologies to motivate and assess students. These technologies enable teachers to spend more time helping and motivating students and less time assessing them. The research team is in the process of completing a total upgrade to CS2N and is looking for test classrooms. These …

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16

Mar'17

Pittsburgh Area – May Madness 2017 Info!

We are excited to announce the Sarah Heinz House May Madness event for 2017! This year’s event will take place Saturday, May 13th at the Sarah Heinz House in Pittsburgh, PA. To sign up or for more info, visit the Sarah Heinz House’s May Madness page!    

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16

Mar'17

Summer Teacher Trainings are Filling Up Quickly!

Our on-site (in Pittsburgh, PA) and online Summer Professional Development classes for VEX CORTEX, VEX IQ, and LEGO MINDSTORMS are filling up quickly. Register today to make sure you get into your preferred course (listed below!) Highlights of the Robotics Academy Training: Acquire new skills with technology and new ways to …

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16

Mar'17

Compete in the World’s Largest Hacking Competition – PicoCTF!

PicoCTF high school computer security competition begins March 31! picoCTF – a free, online computer security competition for students grades 6-12 – is coming March 31, 2017! The game is designed for total beginners *and* experts alike, and over 30,000 people have already played. Students can pre-register today on the website. Please …

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15

Dec'16

Introducing Students to Text-Based Robot Programming

The first time that you introduce students to text based robot programming can be overwhelming for novice programmers. When they look at the code they see different colored words that they may or may not understand. The words are grouped in ways that initially have no rhyme or reason. The …

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06

Dec'16

Using Robotics to Teach Computational Thinking Practices

Happy Computer Science Week! Computational Thinking (CT) has been identified as a new basic skill that all kids should develop. Most teachers, including myself, never formerly studied computer science or computational thinking and so it takes a bit of our personal time to decipher what this means to me as …

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28

Oct'16

FREE ROBOTC Programming Help for VEX EDR Competition Teams

Update: First class starts on November 15th, 6pm-8pm Hi folks, we know that there are many teams that are new to programming the VEX EDR systems. There are also teams that have programmed their robots in the past, but now are having issues solving one part of their programming problem. …

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27

Oct'16

Deep Sea Robotics Competition from the Museum of Fiction

The Museum of Science Fiction is hosting a robotics competition. Take a look at the details below: Oceanographer Paul Snelgrove said, “We know more about the surface of the moon and Mars than we do about the bottom of the ocean.” The mysterious dark depths of the sea have been …

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26

Oct'16

Honda Robotics Competition

Honda North America is having a new contest where STEM students can win a visit from Honda Robotics products including ASIMO! They are looking for robotics or engineering students to do a video, photo or essay detailing how they think the world will be affected by robotics by the year …

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18

Nov'15

Online Professional Development Courses Start this February!

Online Professional Development Courses Start this February! We are excited to announce our latest online training schedule! 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: …

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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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