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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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Team Motorbolts Celebrates Three Years of Robot Design and Action

Most 13-year-olds play online games in which they create avatars, gather resources, collaborate with others, develop their agility, and fight for survival. But in the town of Edina, Minnesota, middle school kids are drawing on those same instincts to wage real-life robot wars. Team Motorbolts designs, constructs, and battles their own machines in FIRST robotics […]

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Take the ‘Flipped Classroom’ Approach to Engineering Education

Flipped learning is a new way of teaching that embraces technology in ways not possible a few years ago. Students watch lectures over the Internet, and then attend class for in depth interaction with teachers and peers. How popular is this new learning model? One recent survey found that 78% of teachers have used this […]

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University Of Utah and PTC Help Students Develop Professional Skills For Smart, Connected Product Design

“The University of Utah is already a vibrant place for student entrepreneurs, and working with PTC will ignite even greater interest in smart, connected product design and development,” said Kathy Hajeb, a director at the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute. “The program will give students a jumpstart in the job market by helping them learn the skills […]

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PTC Shapes Tomorrow’s Leaders with “Engineer of the Future” Program

“So much of what makes this planet great is innovation,” says PTC President and CEO James Heppelmann. If we want to keep solving problems and getting better, “we need to re-inspire kids to commit to a track and a career in the science, technology and engineering fields.” That’s why PTC created the Engineer of the […]

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The PTC University eLearning Resource Center: Explore the Benefits

Our experts over at PTC University think about eLearning a lot. As training and development experts, their job requires them to keep up with the latest research and trends so that when they deliver technical information to you, they know you’re likely to succeed—and hopefully enjoy the experience. Now, they’re sharing what they themselves are […]

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FIRST Tech Challenge Team #7719 Completes its Rookie Season

What do you get when you combine a team of talented students with the resources to get started on science and technology? Some pretty fantastic creations — that’s what. Just ask the teachers at The Lakeland Christian School, the oldest and largest private K-12 school in West Central Florida. This is one school that’s serious […]

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Product Lifecycle Stories Blog Reveals the Future of Engineering

If you’re reading this blog, you love engineering and technology. That’s why we also recommend regular visits to the Product Lifecycle Stories (PLS) blog—a site that posts a steady stream of fascinating articles about the future of manufacturing, engineering, product design and more. The blog explores cutting edge technology like the art of manufacturing; how […]

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Students Building the World’s First Heavy Lift Quadcopter

Last year, Nick Conover and three other students at San Jose State University pitched an idea on Kickstarter. The Incredible HLQ (pronounced Hulk) would be an autonomous gasoline-powered 4-rotor helicopter that could carry an unprecedented payload of 50 pounds. Here’s their original pitch: [Ed- their project is now fully funded] A drone engineered to run […]

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PACCAR Uses Video Training To Help Upgrade Users to PTC Creo

When it comes time to roll out PTC Creo 3.0 at your organization, you should consider using short, instructional training videos to get people become familiar with all the great new features and functions. That’s exactly how Walter Brewer familiarized his fellow engineers with PTC Creo 2.0, including PTC Creo Parametric, PTC Creo Simulate, PTC […]

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