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What STEM Advocacy Really Means (And Why It’s a Game Changer for Kids)

What STEM Advocacy Really Means (And Why It’s a Game Changer for Kids)Advocacy of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) in our education systems and communities is life-changing for young Texans. Just ask Paula. At nine years old, Paula’s favorite subject is math. Thanks to STEM advocacy, big opportunities are about to open for this bright young lady… First, her teacher encourages her to join the school’s FIRST® … Continue reading What STEM Advocacy Really Means (And Why It’s a Game Changer for Kids)

FIRST in Texas, First in STEM

FIRST in Texas, First in STEMWhen Texas teenager Jessica Martinez first stepped into the halls of her high school, she never imagined that her high school career would include building robots, programming motherboards, and teaching her robotic creations to pick up objects and balance on beams in tech competitions. That’s not the typical experience for most high schoolers, but thanks … Continue reading FIRST in Texas, First in STEM

Alamo Regional FTC Regional Championship

Alamo Regional FTC Regional ChampionshipCongratulations to all participating teams, Dean’s List Nominees, and Finalists. The Alamo Region is advancing 13 teams to the 2018 FIRST Tech Challenge South Super Regional: 7161 ViperBots Hydra 12670 Eclipse 9829 MAKBots 4546 ViperBots SnakeByte 13719 Thelma Salinas STEM ECHS 12928 LightSaders 7615 Mustang Sallies 13521 MetalHawks-Alpha 5628 The Tau Manifesto 6209 ViperBots Venom … Continue reading Alamo Regional FTC Regional Championship

Alamo FIRST LEGO League: Event Sign-Ups

Alamo FIRST LEGO League: Event Sign-UpsFIRST LEGO League Event Season is almost here! All Registered FIRST LEGO League teams in the Alamo Region will be able to participate in a Qualifier Tournament. Some teams will be assigned to a particular event date and location (based on geographic location or if their school district is hosting events), while others will be able to select … Continue reading Alamo FIRST LEGO League: Event Sign-Ups

2017 Alamo FIRST LEGO League Updates

2017 Alamo FIRST LEGO League UpdatesThe Alamo Region FIRST LEGO League season has begun! For the most up-to-date information, team coaches, mentors, and parents are encouraged to do the following: Subscribe for Team Newsletters Follow the Alamo FIRST Region Facebook page Create a Schoology account and join the Alamo FIRST LEGO League Teams Course – see this page for instructions (click … Continue reading 2017 Alamo FIRST LEGO League Updates

2017 UIL Robotics State Championship: Wrap-Up

2017 UIL Robotics State Championship: Wrap-UpThe second year of the UIL Robotics State Championship – FIRST Division was a mighty success! We want to thank the many people who made this event possible: David Trussell, Director of STEM Activities for University Interscholastic League; our Co-Presenting Sponsors Qualcomm and NXP, Founding Sponsor National Instruments, and Sponsors Mouser Electronics and Texas Instruments; as well as … Continue reading 2017 UIL Robotics State Championship: Wrap-Up

2017 FTC UIL State Championship Award Winners

2017 FTC UIL State Championship Award WinnersThe 2017 UIL State Robotics Championship – FIRST Division Award Winners FTC 5A-6A Awards and Winners Robot Innovation Award: 6566 – The Circuit Breakers, Aledo H S, Aledo, TX Robot Design Award: 9048 – Philobots, Westlak e H S, Austin, TX Team Spirit Award: 12456 – BIG RED, Dulles H S, Sugarland, TX UIL Robotics … Continue reading 2017 FTC UIL State Championship Award Winners

2018-2019 season team registration opens in May!

2018-2019 season team registration opens in May!Get ready to blast INTO ORBITSM! The 2018-2019 season will challenge teams to explore and innovate on the topic of space! Team registration for the 2018-2019 FLL season opens in May, and the Challenge will be released on August 1. Keep an eye on the FIRST site for the registration opening date, and register your … Continue reading 2018-2019 season team registration opens in May!