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Market Watch: PTC CTO Jane Wachutka Recognized as a Leading Advocate for STEM Education

PTC today announced that its executive vice president and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Jane Wachutka has been selected as one of the top CIO/CTO leaders in the United States committed to an increased focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in the education system and initiatives that promote STEM talent. The honor comes from STEMconnector, […]

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PTC and FIT Become Fast Friends

The Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) is known for its hands-on student projects. But if you want to see the school’s latest endeavor, don’t blink! With the help of PTC solutions, students have been working on a 27-foot-long jet dragster that generates 5000 horsepower, exceeding 280 miles per hour in less than six seconds. The […]

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Moorestown FIRST Robotics Team: Where Function Meets Form

The Moorestown Friends School’s (MFS) Hawks robotics team in New Jersey has been around since 2007. And as the years have progressed, so has their robot-building acumen. Just this past year, Moorestown took first place out of 24 teams in the New Jersey FIRST Tech Challenge Meet. Using PTC Creo and 3D printing, the MFS […]

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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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Desktop Engineering: Students Take Flight with Drone Design at ASME Competition

“From unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) carrying out defense missions to new consumer models being tapped for aerial photography, drones are drawing interest across the board. The fascination with this “hot” technology isn’t lost on the American Society of Mechanical Engineer’s (ASME), which gave drones the starring role in its latest student competition. The 2014 student […]

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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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CNBC: Winning Team Designs Unmanned System for Improved Crop Yields and Infestation Detection

“PTC, a Founding Member of the Real World Design Challenge (RWDC) competition, today announced that team Next Level from South Burlington, Vermont has won the 2013-2014 National Finals Competition. The RWDC is a national design competition for high school students run by a public-private partnership with the goal of increasing the Science, Technology, Engineering and […]

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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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