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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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What is Computational Thinking and Why Should You Care?

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Computational thinking may sound like it’s complex, but it’s a basic a problem-solving process that can be applied to any domain.

What is the STEM Problem and What is the Solution?

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We’ve created a new infographic that talks about the “STEM Problem” and some of the ways to address it!

Written by LeeAnn Baronett

September 22nd, 2015 at 6:00 am

Sneak Peek: Atlantis Prime

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We’re excited to give you an early look at the newest installment in our Robot Virtual Worlds series, coming out later this month: Atlantis Prime!

Written by LeeAnn Baronett

September 18th, 2015 at 6:30 am

Explore Robot Virtual Worlds with Free Access to Expedition Atlantis for the 2015 – 2016 School Year!

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We’re happy to announce that we’ve extended our free version of Expedition Atlantis until July 1, 2016!

Written by LeeAnn Baronett

September 16th, 2015 at 6:00 am

5 Reasons to Start a Robotics Competition Team

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You may have seen our blog post from this past Friday on how to get a robotics competition team up and running but you may still be on the fence about whether or not to start a team.

Some of the benefits of robotics competition teams are the same as any extracurricular activity: social development, improving self-esteem, helping …

Written by LeeAnn Baronett

September 9th, 2015 at 6:22 am