News Archive - 2011

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December 2011
Dec. 29 PatchoguePatch.com
Oregon Middle School Starts LEGO Robotics Program
Dec. TedMag.com
FIRST for kids—and the industry
Dec. 30 HuffingtonPost.com
FIRST Things FIRST
Dec. 27 DesMoinesRegister.com
In a (Lego) league of their own Kids from central Iowa gather to flaunt their engineering and problem-solving skills
Dec. 25 RapidCityJournal.com
IN NEED: Program gives Native youth chance to create
Dec. 23 BayouBuzz.com
Woodlawn High School Robotics Team from $16,000 from Dow Promise Program Grant
Dec. 21 LacrosseTribune.com
Robot team offers athletics for the mind
Dec. 21 Robotics Wire
Successfully blending science, mechanics, teamwork, fun
Dec. 21 Physorg.com
Robotics challenges inspiring youngsters to learn engineering
Dec. 14 DailyLeader.com
Building Robotics Reputation
Dec. 9 MEMagazine.ASME.org
Rebranding Engineering
Engineering Workforce Development: Address the importance of removing the growing conception that engineering sciences can be treated as a commodity.
Dec. 8 Woodbury Bulletin
The year of the robot
Dec. 8 HazelwoodPatch
Hazelwood West High School Robotics Team Featured in HEC-TV series
Dec. 8 KXVO.com
NASA Announces Robotics Student Competition 2012 Grant Awards
Dec. 7 HTML5Report.com
Designing a robot is learning by doing
Dec. 7 New Haven Register
Mentors from Yale inspire teens on robotics team
Dec. 6 I, Robot & The Young Engineer
Manufacturing Business Technology
Dec. 5 PellaChronicle.com
Three, two, one — Lego! Kids find their passion in technology, robotics
Dec. 5 OrlandoBulletin.com
Robotics transforms geek to chic as high school students build sci-tech futures
Dec. 2 DailyMe.com
It’s not an educational problem, it’s a cultural issue
Dec. 1 NJToday.net
All Girls Robotics Team Gears Up For Another Successful Season
Dec. 1 StatesmanJournal.com
Students enter the world of robots
Dec. 1 WhistlerQuestion.com
Robotics transforms geek to chic as high school students build sci-tech futures
November 2011
Nov. 27 SoloTravelGirl.com
#NASATweetup: Rock Star will.i.am Partners with NASA, Has a S.Y.S.T.E.M. to Make Science and Technology Cool
Nov. 20 HoughtonStar.com
First Lego League: Building Bricks to Solve Problems
Nov. 20 MagicValley.com
Battle of the Minds and 'Bots'
Nov. 20 vcstar.com
Students build Lego robots in science competition
Nov. 19 KCRG.com
Parents, Students, Graduates Alike Geek Out Over Robots
Nov. 18 Virtual-Strategy.com
Time Warner Cable’s Connect a Million Minds Premieres Second Episode of It Ain’t Rocket Science
Nov. 18 DCMilitary.com
Naval Academy Uses Legos to Teach Science 
Nov. 17 UniversityofWesternOntarioNews.com
Robots build bridges to next generation of engineers
Nov. 14 Forbes.com
How Can We Encourage the Engineers of Tomorrow?
Nov. 13 TDN.com
Local girls take a byte out of robotics competition
Nov. 12 SignOnSanDiego.com
What did students build at LEGO robotics contest?
Nov. 12 SeacoastOnline.com
Robotics team mixes fun with life lessons
Nov. 10 DurangoHerald.com
Food-safety solutions seen through LEGO lens
Nov. 9 King5.com
School teams compete for first prize at weekend robotics competition
Nov. 5 NWITimes.com
Feeding their ingenuity
Nov. 3 SyvJournal.com
Students solve problems using technology
Nov. 2 USNews.com
Segway Inventor: Fear of Failure Kills U.S. Innovation
Nov. PE Magazine
Kids + toys = excited young engineers
  October 2011
Oct. Financial.tmcnet.com
Future Engineers
Oct. 30 DemocratandChronicle.com
Robotics match not all about winning
Oct. 29 ValleyMorningStar.com
Robot Wars: Remote-controlled machines enchant crowd
Oct. 26 TheLakeToday.com
STEM, Afterschool Summit held to educate, seek community support
Oct. 26 SoVaNow.com
Bluestone Still Abuzz Over Surprise Guest
Oct. 25 FarmingtionPatch.com
Mentors Needed to Invest in the Kids that Build Robots
Oct. Inventors Digest
Invented by Kids for Kids
Oct. 21 Destinations.org
President Visits High School Robotics Team
Oct. 13 BusinessWeek.com
How to Fix the Education Crisis
Oct. 10 ControlEngineering.com
Accreditation for WPI, first U.S. robotics engineering undergraduate degree program
Oct. 6 InsideHalton.com
Changing world with LEGO
Oct. 6 MassTechnologyLeadershipCouncil.org
2011 Mass Technology Leadership Awards Finalists
Oct. 4 RichmondTimesDispatch.com
Schubert: FIRST event could change your child's life
Oct. Scholastic.com 
Robots Rule!
Sept./Oct. EducationUpdate.com
Robotics: Technology Training for Young Minds
September 2011
Sept. 22 FarragutPress.com
FHS robotics team prepares for competition
Sept. 20 Bloomberg.com/video/
FIRST's Kamen on U.S. Science, Technology Education
Sept. 20 BellevueBuisnessJournal.com
Six Microsoft Alumni honored for innovative ways to tackle major world and local challenges
Sept 20 WashingtonPost.com
Kamen Says U.S. Has Cultural, Not Educational Problem
Sept. 16 Whitehouse.gov
The America Invents Act: Turning Ideas into Jobs 
Sept. 16 WestHawaiiToday.com
The new 'R' in education
Sept. 13 Ecoustics.com
Will.i.am Still Rocking Intel, Just Backstage
Sept. 13 Philly.com
The good corporate citizen
Sept. 9 KNOE.com
Moon Express Hires NASA-mentored FIRST Robotics Champions to Develop Lunar Robots
Sept. 9 MaxwellGunterDispatch.com
Gifted teacher earns DOD kudos
Sept. 6 Army.mil
Young scientists have fun, tackle problems during robotics summer camp
Sept. 5 MariettaDailyJournal.com
A genius idea Robotics team gaining attention winning awards
Sept. 1 DesignWorldOnlne.com
Design World Welcomes electrical engineer Sami Nijim
Sept. NXTbook.com
Let’s get back to builiding things - Why robotics might be the most valuable activity in education today
August 2011
Aug. 29 Examiner.com
Robot to throw out first pitch as Tribe returns home - Indianapolis Indianapolis Indians
Aug. 23 HuffintonPost.com
Is Science Just for Nerds? Ask will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas
Aug. 19 RanchoSantaMargarita.com
Whiz Kid: Eric Friestedt, Engineer
Aug. 19 DailyMe.com
The Big Way Will.I.Am Is Encouraging Science Education [Interview]
Aug. 19 PR-USA.net
Gates Corporation Awards Scholarships to Students in FIRST Robotics Competition
Aug. 19 MCADCafe.com
Inventor/FIRST Founder Dean Kamen and will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas Team up for One-Hour ABC Back-to-School Special, August 14, Celebrating Education, Robotics Engineering, Science & Technology
Aug. 19 BlackEnterprise.com
WATCH: will.i.am Pushes Youth Education in the Sciences with TV Special
Aug. 16 Robotics.tmcnet.com
President Obama Makes Surprise Appearance on "i.am.FIRST - Science is Rock and Roll"
Aug. 15 InternationalBusinessTimes.com
Rapper Will.i.am Wants Better Sci-Tech Funding
Aug. 15 Good.Is/Post
Can Will.i.am Make Science Geeks the Rock Stars of the Future?
Aug. 15 InternetMovieDatabase.com
Interview: Will.i.am talks Bono, Justin Bieber for ABC special
Aug. 15 Zmarter.com
Girl Scouts, will.i.am of The Black Eyed Peas and Justin Bieber Featured in ABC Special Celebrating STEM
Aug. 14 411Mania.com
Interview: will.i.am
Aug. 14 JoblinGlobe.com
Hip to science: Pittsburg man's creation helps rapper's mission
Aug. 13 stlouis.cbslocal.com
will.i.am & FIRST Robotics Team Up With ABC TV
Aug. 13 BeaconNews.suntimes.com
Montgomery Fest brings out competitive best in robotics fans
Aug. 13 Topix.com
Building robots
Aug. 13 BullFax.com
Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am Promotes Science, Technology
Aug. 12 SPIE.org
Dean Kamen teams up with Black Eyed Peas singer for STEM education television special
Aug. 12 Reuters.com
Forget Obama -- will.i.am's Now Stumping for ... Science!
Aug. 12 MinnesotaPublicRadio.org
Technology's Odd Couple Teams Up For Science
Aug. 12 Wired.com
Will.i.am Takes Over Radio Disney This Afternoon/Evening — for Science!
Aug. 11 RanchoSantaMargarita.com
Whiz Kid: Eric Friestedt, Engineer
Aug. 11 DailyMe.com
The Big Way Will.i.am Is Encouraging Science Education [Interview]
Aug. 11 WashingtonPost.com
For jobs, reviving the American pioneer
Aug. 11 PR-USA.net
Gates Corporation Awards Scholarships to Students in FIRST Robotics Competition
Aug. 10 MCADCafe.com
Inventor/FIRST Founder Dean Kamen and will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas Team up for One-Hour ABC Back-to-School Special, August 14, Celebrating Education, Robotics Engineering, Science & Technology
Aug. 10 Marketplace.PublicRadio.org
will.i.am on the importance of funding science education
Aug. 5 BostonHerald.com
Rock show a FIRST for science event
Aug. 4 PCmag.com
Bieber, Bono, Will.i.am TV Special Mixes Rock, Robotics
Aug. 2 Army.mil
Army seeks robotic breakthroughs with education
  July 2011
July 30 Statesman.com
At first statewide robotics competition, high school foes become friends
July 29 ABCNews.com
Girls of Steel
July 29 Acorn-online.com
Weston student builds on his love of technology
July 20 FIRST Benefits from jcpenney’s “Pennies from Heaven” Campaign
July 5 ControlDesign.com
STEM Education for All
  June 2011
June 29 WashingtonPost.com
All-girls team of young innovators pursue invention with Patent and Trademark Office
June 22 NYTimes.com
Tech Talk - Dean Kamen interview
June 21 KnoxNews.com
Team's success breeds new opportunities
  June 2011
June 20 ABClocal.go.com
Above and Beyond Awards (6 minute video produced by ABC)
see also:  photos
  May 2011
May 26 GotInvention.com
Listen to an interview with Jon Dudas, President, FIRST
May 26 Afterschool Alliance (youtube channel)
Dean Kamen speaks at the "Breakfast of Champions"
May 22     Fox5SanDiego.com
Robots dominate Legoland for North American competition
May 18 BCLocalNews.com
Building a future in robotics
May 17 PostGazette.com
Around Town: For the Girls of Steel, building robots is just the beginning
May 17 EWorksGlobal.com
PTC Holds the Inaugural FIRST Tech Challenge in China to Inspire Student Innovation
May 13 CNN.com
Want U.S. to keep tech edge? Teach kids science
May 13 EducationWeek.org
'Don't Fail Me': CNN Tells Story of Three High-Achieving Students
May 12 CNN.com
Student's success defies all odds
May 10 11Alive.com
Scouts' invention is pure GENIUS
May 3 Wired.com
2011 FIRST Championship Celebrates Teamwork, Science and Robotics
May 2 RDMag.com
Dean Kamen’s robotics competition was largest yet
May 2 St.LouisBeacon.org
Robotics fans from around the world have field day at Edward Jones Dome
May 1 NY1.com
Robots Come FIRST At St. Louis Championship
May 1 HowStuffWorks.com (A Discovery Company)
How FIRST Works
  April 2011
April 30 NY1.com
FIRST Competition Draws Talent Scouts To The Floor
April 30 STLToday.com
University City team goes for robotics crown
April 29 Bloomberg.com
Time Warner Cable's Britt About Insight Communications
April 29 Bloomberg.com
Xerox's Ursula Burns Interview About U.S. Education
April 29 Bloomberg.com
DEKA's Kamen Interview About Technology Education
April 29 The33TV.com
Will-I-Am Takes On Segway Inventor In Robot Battle
April 29 Popsci.com
FIRST Robot Competition Showcases Geekiness, Ingenuity and the Dreams of 12,000 Kids
April 30 St.LouisBeacon.org
Robotics fans from around the world have field day at Edward Jones Dome
April 27-30 HECTV.org
FIRST Championship Coverage
April 26 STLPublicRadio.com
Student-made robots take over Chaifetz Arena. Next stop? The Edward Jones Dome!
April 21 CNBC.com
Investing in the Kid and His Robot
April 20 TheNonProfitQuarterly.org
Girl Scout Team’s Life-Changing Prosthetic Device Wins Award
April 12 Scholastic.com
FIRST Robotics the Sport of Science
April 27 STLtoday.com
Robo-teams are ramping up for world finals here this weekend
April AmericanWayMagazine.com
Aye, Robot 
April 12 TheWallStreetJounal.com
How to Fire Up U.S. Innovation
April 8 CNBC.com
Inventions By Kids
April 8 GovernmentTechnology.com
High School Builds Robot for Florida Police Department
April 6 ABC.com
Firebirds Want Robot Championship
April 5 TMCnet.com
Senator Pumps STEM Education Grant Program
April 1 BusinessReview.com
Robotics Competition in Romania
  March 2011

Mar. 21

TimeWarnerCable.com
Time Warner Cable Executive Appointed to FIRST® Executive Advisory Board in Texas - Stacy Schmitt Will Assume Chair Position of All Volunteer Board for National Non-Profit in Texas
Mar. 20 WoodTV.com
A rock concert-like science fair
Mar. 16 MyFoxBoston.com
The future is now; FIRST® students filing patents to improve quality of life
Mar. 15 TheDailySound.com
The New Cool: Robotics story a thrilling ride
Mar. 13 FoxNews.com
Robot Builders Come to Life for FIRST Battle
Mar. 9 The Diane Rehm Show.com
Neal Bascomb: "The New Cool"  
Mar. 9 The Chronicle of Higher Education.com
Want to Reach Students? Let Them Build Stuff
Mar. 4 Austin Your News Now.com
CAMM: Learning by robotic competition
Mar. 2 BusinessWeek.com
Why the U.S. Must Promote Engineering
Mar. DiversityCareers.com
Boeing is filling jobs in its commercial airplanes unit
Mar. 1 SantaBarbaraIndependent.com
Dos Pueblos Engineering Students Featured in New Book
Mar. 1 NYTimes.com
FIRST® and PTC® Expand Collaboration to Bring FIRST® Tech Challenge to India, China and Eastern Europe
  February 2011
Feb. 27 OregonLive.com
State robotics championship in Hillsboro fosters good sportsmanship 
Feb. 26 DailyMotion.com
Google Science Fair:  Dean Kamen, Inventor, Entreprenueur
Feb. 25 FarmingtonPatch.com
LEGOs Challenge Young Hands and Minds. FIRST program reaching elementary school children.
Feb. 24 PanhandleParade.com
Students Learn Basics of Engineering and Teamwork with Robots
Feb. 24 LivingstonPatch.com
A Star is Born: NASA Inspires Robotics Club as Discovery Readies for Launch
Feb. 22 Barron's
FedEx Delivers for FIRST Robotics
Feb. 22 St. Petersburg Times on tampaby.com
East Lake High students gear up for robotics competitions
Watch video on WTSP 10 NEWS
Feb. 19 Nashua Telegraph
FIRST teams prep at south for main event 
Feb. 19 The Washington Post
Are LEGO Robots for You? 
Feb. 18 USA Today
Obama promotes girls' science projects 
Feb. 18 OregonLive.com
Photo Essay: FLL Team "BindleBots" shows President Barack Obama the Body Forward Challenge during his visit to Intel in Hillsboro, Oregon 
Feb. 18 Portland Tribune
Obama says nation can 'learn from Intel's example' on education 
Feb. 18 The Washington Post "KidsPost"
Kids compete with LEGO robots 
Feb. 15 MachineDesign.com
20th Season of FIRST Robotics Competition to Showcase Fast Robots and Collaboration 
Feb. 8 TheJournal.com
Rock 'Em, Sock 'Em!
Robotics teams are catching on with students, igniting their passion for technology, engineering, and fever-pitched competition.
  January 2011
Jan. 10 BostonHerald.com
Inside Track
Jan. 10 Boston.com
Peas' Will.i.am is FIRST Fan
Jan. 9 UnionLeader.com
Kamen pushes for grant program
Jan. 9 NY1News.com
FIRST Robotics Competition Gets High-Energy Kickoff
Jan. 9   UnionLeader.com
Star-Studded event opens contest
Jan. 8 News14.com
FIRST Robotics Competition Kicks Off