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Want to Learn to Build Race Cars? How’s Your Italian?

It appears Italy needs help finding good people for its motorsport industry. So says ManpowerGroup, the global staffing agency. That’s why MotorSport Experis (part of Manpower’s training arm) launched MotorSport Academy in March.

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High School Student Stops Video Shake with PTC Creo

Anybody who’s ever tried to shoot video with a hand-held camera knows it’s nearly impossible to keep images from appearing wobbly. That’s why a marketing instructor at Halifax County High School in South Boston, VA, paid a visit to Mitch Martin’s Creator Club not too long ago.

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Five Things PTC Creo Has Built Lately

It’s hard to predict what PTC Creo might model next. The leading 3D CAD software sits in research, manufacturing, and educational settings worldwide, creating everything from kid’s toys to outer space robots. What has it done lately? Revived 3 classic motorcycle brands, turned a student into an inventor, and decorated the new terminal at Heathrow.

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Self-Taught CAD Student Brings PTC Grants and Prizes to Robotics Team

When Toren Arginteanu joined his high school FIRST robotics team in 2011, it was clear that he wanted to try 3D modeling. What nobody guessed back then was that, within four years, he would help build an award-winning design team, bring in grants and awards, and prepare his classmates for technologies that barely existed at […]

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When Robots Fail: A Minnesota School Learns Engineering’s Most Important Lesson

Early last year, a group of high school students wheeled a robot into a packed arena in Duluth, Minnesota. They were bringing to competition a device they had spent months designing and engineering. What they didn’t know yet was that by the end of the first round, their machine would be in pieces all over […]

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Robo Mustangs Speak the Universal Language of Robotics

Each FIRST robotics team has a great story, and the Mustangs are no different. Armed with absolutely no robotics experience, and in some cases, a language barrier, the team’s first year underwent a granite-faced learning curve. Omar (2011-2013 Team Captain) and his friend, Ebubekir, are the founding students of the robotics team at Putnam Science […]

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Wicked Local Mashpee: Mashpee High School is talkin’ tech

“Some in Washington might fret about America losing ground in the global economy due to flagging student interest in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (disciplines collectively called STEM), but Obama, Boehner and others can rest easy when it comes to Mashpee High School’s Technology Center of Excellence (TCE). In November, the TCE […]

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FIRST Competition: Green Girls – Jumping the Gender Gap

For years we’ve been reading about the yawning gender gap in STEM fields. According to government reports, women represent just 24% of the STEM workforce (pdf), and hold a disproportionately low share of STEM undergraduate degrees (pdf), particularly in engineering. Now, a group of Minnesota students have arrived to skew that data—in a good way. […]

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FIRST Team Profile: The Power Hawks from Edgewater, Maryland

The FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) organization is all about helping students get involved with science and technology. And at PTC, we’re a big fan of that mission. Through robotics completion like the FIRST Tech Challenge and the FIRST Robotics completion bright teams of young people from all over the world […]

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Parent Coaches Speak Out for FIRST

After reading the many stories we’ve posted about FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) programs on this blog, you might get the impression things like the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) and other FIRST robotics competitions are just for K-12 kids with a love of science. But a little further investigation reveals that […]

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