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Announcing the Mini Urban Challenge for Robot Virtual Worlds!

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We are very excited to announce a brand new Robot Virtual Worlds Competition, Mini Urban Challenge! Our new virtual simulation is based off the national competition sponsored by The Doolittle Institute, the Air Force Research Laboratory, and Special Operations Command.

The VEX and VEX IQ Programming Skills Challenge for Robot Virtual Worlds

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We’ve partnered with the REC Foundation to create the VEX and VEX IQ Programming Skills Challenge for Robot Virtual Worlds!

Written by LeeAnn Baronett

November 17th, 2015 at 6:00 am

What’s the Big Idea? Using your STEM Classroom to Teach What Matters

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There’s no question that computer science skills are helping students succeed. But, computer science is about more than just learning to program.

Written by LeeAnn Baronett

November 11th, 2015 at 6:00 am

Cool Project: VEX IQ Game of Simon

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Damien Kee, a VEX IQ Super User, designed a really cool and creative Game of Simon using a VEX IQ Smart Brain, three Touch LEDs, and programmed with ROBOTC. Read more about it here!

Written by Cara Friez-LeWinter

November 2nd, 2015 at 6:00 am

Competing for the Future: Developing a Life-Long Interest in STEM, Part II

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Well designed competitions engage students in a range of activities, address academically challenging concepts, and teach important 21st century skills. But, these benefits don’t have to be limited to organized competitions. You can also get all of the benefits of a competition, right in your classroom!

Last week, Part I of our Competing for the Future blog talked about using virtual competitions, like our VEX Nothing But Net and …

Written by LeeAnn Baronett

October 22nd, 2015 at 6:00 am

Competing for the Future: Developing a Life-Long Interest in STEM, Part I

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Research shows that competitions are a fun and exciting way to combine STEM with the development of 21st century skills.

Announcing the 2016 REC Foundation & Robomatter Scholarship!

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The REC Foundation and Robomatter are pleased to partner to offer one (1) $5,000 non-renewable scholarship to one (1) high school junior or senior intent on pursuing a degree related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics in college.

Written by LeeAnn Baronett

October 12th, 2015 at 11:20 am

New Robot Virtual World Level Packs Updates!

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The Robot Virtual Worlds team has put out some updates to a few Level Packs to improve your experience. Download the latest versions today!

Written by Cara Friez-LeWinter

October 12th, 2015 at 8:13 am

5 Ways to Engage Students in Your STEM Classroom

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There is a direct connection between student engagement and student learning! But how do you engage kids in learning?

Written by LeeAnn Baronett

October 6th, 2015 at 6:00 am

Congratulations to the Joe Walker Vex Jets!

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Congratulations to the Joe Walker Middle School Vex Jets, from the Westside Union School District in Quartz Hill, CA, for being selected as the grand prize winners in our Uncomplicate Your Classroom Video Contest!

Written by LeeAnn Baronett

October 2nd, 2015 at 6:30 am

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