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FIRST Robotics: Week 2 on the Way to Greatness

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Yesterday marked the beginning of the second week of the FIRST Robotics build period, set in motion by the launch event that occurred on Saturday January 5th. That morning,  NASA announced the nature of this year’s FIRST challenge to the thousands of kids waiting on tip toes for the competition to begin.

The Chrysler Foundation Powers Up 2013 FIRST Robotics Season

Alabama, Arizona, Indiana, Michigan and Ontario, Canada Teams Awarded $181,000 in Start Up Funds
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January 4, 2012 /3BL Media/ - As the 2013 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics season starts on Jan. 5, The Chrysler Foundation awarded grants totaling $147,000 to 25 elementary, middle and high school teams in Alabama, Arizona, Indiana, Michigan and Ontario, Canada. The grants will help the teams offset costs associated with items such as registration fees, parts and materials and team apparel.

Toyota Donates $300,000 to the Michigan Science Center

Strengthening Areas with STEM Programming to Demonstrate Toyota’s Commitment to Michigan and the Future of Engineering
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ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 5, 2012 /3BL Media/ – Toyota Technical Center (TTC), a division of Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America, Inc., announced a $300,000 donation to the Michigan Science Center.

The Chrysler Foundation Donates $50,000 to Support Opening of the Michigan Science Center

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Dec. 5, 2012 /3BL Media/ - The Chrysler Foundation today has announced a grant of $50,000 to the Michigan Science Center (MSC). The funds will be used to support the opening of the MSC and continuation of its public programming.

Ashesi University College and The MasterCard Foundation Host First-Ever Robotics Competition in Ghana

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TORONTO and BEREKUSO, Ghana, July 30, 2012 / 3BL Media / PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ashesi University College and The MasterCard Foundation are hosting the first-ever robotics program and competition for secondary school students in Ghana, which will take place from August 6-10 2012. The competition – called Ashesi Robotics Experience (ARX) – aims to encourage African high school students to study computer science, engineering and other market-relevant fields at the university level.

The Chrysler Foundation Pumps Up Support to Michigan High Schools, Grants Additional $40,000 to FIRST Robotics Competition Championship Finalists

Nine Michigan high school robotics teams to receive funding boost as they make a final drive to the hoop at the 2012 Rebound Rumble
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The Chrysler Foundation, a founding sponsor of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, announced $40,000 in additional grants to nine Michigan-based FIRST teams that qualified to compete against teams from around the world at the 2012 FIRST Robotics Competition Championship (April 25-28) in St. Louis, Missouri.

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The Chrysler Foundation, a founding sponsor of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, announced $40,000 in additional grants to nine Michigan-based FIRST teams that qualified to compete against teams from around the world at the 2012 FIRST Robotics Competition Championship (April 25-28) in St. Louis, Missouri.

What is STEM and why is it important? #STEMtember

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STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and math. STEM education is not only critical for preparing our future doctors, researchers, rocket scientists and game designers, it’s becoming more important for every type of job in the workforce. The problem is that most countries in the world aren’t producing enough STEM graduates. In the United States for example, the U.S. Department of Labor estimates there will be more than 1.2 million job openings in STEM-related fields by 2018, but not enough people to fill them.

What do parents and students think of STEM education?

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STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education is vital to solving the world’s toughest social problems; to helping companies create the next breakthrough innovation and to keeping local economies competitive. So how do we encourage more students to study STEM projects?

Chevrolet Malibu Engineers Break Wind in Name of Fuel Economy

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) DETROIT, MI – August 16, 2011 - John “Moose” Bednarchik and Suzanne “Suzy” Cody are not your typical automotive engineers. He’s an admitted “fitness nut” who got a second chance at life after nearly dying of a heart attack at age 33. She’s a blue-haired, Camaro-driving, roller derby-playing mom.

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