Beyond GSK: An insider look at STEMAccelerator

STEMAccelerator is helping kids prepare for exciting STEM careers and is supported through GSK's $1 million grant.
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The new Beyond GSK segment is centered on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education and GSK’s one million dollar commitment to NC New Schools’ brand new initiative called STEMAccelerator. In this episode, you will meet Cyclops, a robot made from nuts, bolts, sensors and switches. Cyclops is one way that high school students in North Carolina are being inspired by science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). 

Bloomberg Supports Teams at FIRST® ROBOTICS Competition


Bloomberg continues our commitment to inspiring the next generation as lead sponsor of the 2015 NYC Regional FIRST® Robotics Competition. The Javits Center roared with 66 international teams and their families including 13 talented Bloomberg-sponsored robotics teams and their mentors. Five Bloomberg teams made it through to the final round with one, the Griffins 1884 from London, coming out on top.

Toyota Lends Mobility Impairment Rehabilitation Partner Robots to Hospitals Across Japan

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Toyota Motor Corporation has begun lending its "Walk Training Assist" and "Balance Training Assist" rehabilitation-aid partner robots for clinical trials to be conducted in medical facilities across Japan. The robots are designed to aid the rehabilitation of patients who find it difficult to walk or maintain balance due to illness or injury.

Toyota to Begin Trial Leasing of Physical Rehabilitation Aid Robots to Medical Facilities in Japan

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Tokyo, Japan, May 28, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) will begin trial leasing of newly developed clinical research versions of its “Walk Training Assist” and “Balance Training Assist” robots to 20 medical facilities in Japan this autumn. The clinical research versions are improved versions of those announced in 2011 as part of the Toyota Partner Robot series.

Vigilant Global and LCCHS Sonic Howl Make it to Montreal Semi Final


The 2014 Montreal regional final was one of controversy, utter jubilation, and eventual heartbreak. Sonic Howl was among the best scoring bots in the competition and a force to be reckoned with thanks to a crafty team who both built and powered the bot to the semi-final round.

Bloomberg: Inspiring Future STEM Leaders

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Partnering with FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), Bloomberg employees volunteered for 6-8 weeks working high school students in the New York City area to build robots. FIRST’s mission is to “inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills.” Thirty mentors from Bloomberg hosed an intro to programming session for the twelve Bloomberg sponsored teams. Bloomberg has supported FIRST since 2004.

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The Chrysler Foundation Hosts Nearly 300 Students at FIRST Robotics Appreciation Day

Red, white and blue discs took flight as hundreds of high school and middle school students invaded Chrysler Group LLC's Auburn Hills (Mich.) headquarters to show off the robots they created and competed with at the 2013 FIRST Robotics Competition Championship

Not Transformers or Terminators, These Robots Help Students Build a Future

The Ultimate Sport for the Mind, 2013 FIRST Robotics Competition Championship

With team names like “Killer Bees,” Bionic Barons” and “More Martians,”  a dedicated following of high school-aged “techies” happily sacrifice hundreds of hours of their spare time to conceive, design and build some very sophisticated robots and their futures.

Read more about these extraordinary students and their robots in a Chrysler Group LLC blog by Betty Carrier Newman.



Killer Bees, Bionic Barons, Purple Raiders and the More Martians Prepare to Invade 2013 FIRST Robotics Competition Championship

10 Michigan High School Teams Receive $30,000 Boost from The Chrysler Foundation
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Auburn Hills, Mich., Apr 22, 2013 /3BL Media/ -The Chrysler Foundation, the charitable arm of Chrysler Group LLC, today announced additional grants totaling nearly $30,000 to support 10 Michigan high school robotics teams, which qualified to compete for the 2013 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition Championship April 24-27 at Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Mo. The grants will help the teams offset costs associated with items such as registration fees; parts and materials; and team apparel.

FIRST Robotics: Week 2 on the Way to Greatness


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.


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