Meet RoboGabby: She’s on a mission to teach more girls about robotics

Gabby has five goals to achieve this school year. The first goal sounds like any other young middle schooler: get straight As in her classes. Goal number two: get accepted into her school's robotics t...
14 October 2016, by

CSAIL shows off demos to 150 high-schoolers for “Hour of Code”

By Adam Conner-Simmons | CSAIL Last Friday, MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) hosted 150 local high school students for its second annual “Hour of Code” ev...
15 December 2015, by

Work, play and STEM: How robotics will bridge the gap

As advancements to how we approach STEM education and initiatives are on the rise around science, engineering and mathematics, we’re seeing a greater impact on how we recognize children’s developm...
08 October 2015, by

Muribot: Bringing university level robotics to consumers of all abilities

Muribot is an affordable, compact robot kit, designed to make coding and robotics easily accessible to people of all ages and skill levels. It packs in quality hardware, usually seen only at universit...
06 May 2015, by

The story of Atlas, FRC Team #3504 Girls of Steel

I'm Molly Urbina, a member of the FIRST Team #3504, Girls of Steel. Every year our team makes a comic strip about the past year's robot to show other girls just how much fun competing in FIRST can be....
09 January 2015, by

The important role of robotic gaming in STEM’s evolving landscape

The importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) in the future of the UK and US business and industry cannot be overstated. But before we can expect today’s generation to have a ...
19 December 2014, by

Wearable fashion toy Linkitz teaches girls how to program | TechCrunch

MIT PhD Lyssa Neel is using socializing and accessorizing to get get girls interested in programming. Neel’s invention, Linkitz, is a wearable electronic toy that allows kids to rearrange, take ap...
25 July 2014, by

Mirobot: An open source WiFi robot for kids

Mirobot is a robotics kit that's designed to get kids more interested in technology, engineering and programming. Children solder and build it themselves, and then can use a drag-and-drop programming...
14 May 2014, by

Theresa Richards on “What’s the best way to get a robotics education today?”

At the high school or middle school level there is no single best way for students to get a robotics education: there are many ways, and each way reaches the students differently. The easiest way is f...
15 September 2013, by

An inspiring article by a future roboticist

In July, 2011, I interviewed and then wrote about an inspiring high school teacher who spearheaded the founding of the Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy, was the 2010 recipient of a $500,000 MacArt...
08 June 2013, by

Stanford Robot Block Party – part of National Robotics Week

I'm always surprised when I come to Stanford. I find new companies setting up shop in the area. Ford's new research lab wasn't there the last time I drove by, for example. Later, when walking aroun...
11 April 2013, by

Ada Lovelace Day: Women in robotics

Celebrate women in science and technology today, in honor of Ada Lovelace, world’s first computer programmer. Ada Lovelace Day was started by Suw Charman-Anderson in 2009 in recognition that good ro...
16 October 2012, by

Top universities for engineering & technology 2011-2012

The 50 best Engineering & Technology universities in the World University Rankings published by Times Higher Education. Official 2011-2012 results.   Naturally, I also appreciate Australi...
22 August 2012, by

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