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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Posts Tagged ‘robotics’

Phoenix offers free coding and robotics classes for kids

Only a fourth of Arizona’s elementary schools offer computer science courses. But the city of Phoenix’s new codePHX program aims to jumpstart these skills by teaching hundreds of kids coding, 3-D printing, robotics and more — for free. Funded by the Arizona Community Foundation and Phoenix IDA nonprofits in partnership with the Phoenix City Council, […]

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My Day at Camp: Putting the pedal to the metal

I never thought my third and final “My Day at Camp” assignment of the summer would end with me fighting zombies. But that’s exactly what happened, and a lot more, when I arrived at Octane Raceway in Scottsdale for Summer Engineering Camp. In its second year offering camp, Octane Raceway once again partnered with East […]

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Robotics competition kickoff


Parents of children in kindergarten through high school can get information on the 2014 Arizona FIRST LEGO League robotics and STEM competitions at a kickoff event Saturday, Sept. 6 from 10am-3pm. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was started by Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway two-wheeled electric vehicle, to get kids […]

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Fun with Arizona SciTech Festival planning

What do cat scat, catapults and crayons have in common? All were present during yesterday’s kickoff conference for the 2014 Arizona SciTech Festival, which brought together more than 800 teachers, business leaders, community members and others interested in sharing the wonders of science, technology, engineering and mathematics — also known as STEM. The full-day planning […]

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My Day at Camp: iD Tech Camp at ASU

One thing you notice about iD Tech Camp at ASU is that, in each room, kids are seated at computers on tables covered with bright green table cloths. The camp is held in the Jojoba dormitory at ASU. Most of the 64 campers, ranging in age from 7 to 17, are from the Valley, but […]

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