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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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Tools and Resources for FIRST Student Engineers

It takes more than a few seats of free software to engage students in science and technology. So, as supporters of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), PTC has been developing webinars and workshops that students can stream, attend, or download to make sure they’re successful in their earliest ventures into engineering. […]

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FIRST Newsletter: Sean Fitzpatrick Says FIRST has Something for Everyone

“Not many students can add the title of CEO to their resume before they graduate from high school, but Sean Fitzpatrick, a member of FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Team 2877, the “Ligerbots,” will be doing just that.  As a senior this fall at Newton North High School in Newton, Massachusetts, Fitzpatrick will take on the […]

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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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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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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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Fish in the Boat Wins Big at FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship

PTC would like to congratulate FIRST Team 4140 — Fish in the Boat — a self-organized and directed robotics team based in Lakeville, MN. Fish in the Boat took home the FTC Connect Award at the recent FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship. Nice Job team! This FTC Connect award is given to the team that […]

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Team Hot Wired teams up to win FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship

PTC would like to congratulation FIRST Team 7013, a very talented group of young students Portland, Oregon who are very serious about science and engineering, for being part of the alliance that won the recently help FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship. The team, which goes by the name Hot Wired Robotics created a futuristic robot […]

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Mechanical MAYHEM Shows off Team Spirit at FIRST Robotics Competition

Mechanical MAYHEM, a southern New Hampshire-based team of students who are very enthusiastic about science and engineering, were among the award winners at the 2014 FIRST Robotics Championship Competition. The PTC-sponsored Mechanical MAYHEM – also known as Team 1519 – created a robot to compete in the FIRST Aerial Assist competition at the championship. They […]

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