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Robotics is an interdisciplinary field that integrates computer science and engineering. Robotics involves design, construction, operation, and use of robots. The goal of robotics is to design machines that can help and assist humans. Robotics integrates fields of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, information engineering, mechatronics, electronics, bioengineering, computer engineering, control engineering, software engineering, among others. (Source)
STEM: is an approach to learning and development that integrates the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. (Source)
Check out the STEM-robotics articles below that have appeared in the news recently. These articles reinforce our mission and the importance of preparing young women for future careers in STEM fields.
Amazon introduces new warehouse robot, says it’s not replacing human workers
Amazon unveiled its first fully autonomous mobile robot that can move heavy carts and work safely alongside humans. The company says the robot will help address safety concerns, but it comes as Amazon faces a labor crisis and several unionization effort from...
UCLA Engineers Create Single-Step, All-in-One 3D Printing Method to Make Robotic Materials
Advance shows promise for “meta-bots” designed to deliver drugs or aid rescue missions
Drone lifeguard saves 14-year-old
A lifeguard drone saved the life of a 14-year-old caught in a powerful tide off a beach in Valencia, Spain, moments before rescue crews arrived.
DIANA TRUJILLO: FROM COLOMBIA WITHOUT KNOWING ENGLISH AND TODAY I AM TAKING NASA TO MARS
When NASA's Perseverance vehicle arrived this Thursday on the surface of Mars, it not only achieved a space milestone but also
This company is using drones to replant forests devastated by wildfires
The United States has had its most devastating wildfire season on record, with more than 8 million acres of land burned across the country this year
5 STEM Majors That Lead to High Paying Career Options
In today’s tech-driven culture, there is an increasing demand for STEM talent and the demand only continues to grow. The National Association of Manufacturing and Deloitte reported that the United States will have to fill 3.5 million
Women breaking the glass ceiling in clean energy fields
The clean energy industry has been historically male-dominated with only a handful of women, while women make up 48 percent of the workforce globally, only 22 percent of jobs in the oil and gas industry belong to women. However, women are increasingly breaking into the clean energy industry. This International Women’s Day, Choose Energy is discussing a few of the trailblazing women in clean energy fields.
What Really Happened At That Robotics Competition You’ve Heard So Much About
July 22, 20177:31 AM ETHeard on Weekend Edition Saturday This week, the FIRST Global Challenge, a highly anticipated robotics competition for 15- to 18-year-olds from 157 countries, ended the way it began — with controversy. On Wednesday, members of the team...
Why coding needs a stronger emphasis in every school
BY CINDY WALLACEJuly 17th, 2017 Coding and robotics can be incorporated into content areas easily from sequencing activities to writing If you have been to an educational technology conference in the last 5 years, you have seen more and more emphasis...
Girls Rock STEM
By Jennifer L. W. Fink / https://www.scholastic.com/ The competition was stiff at the 2014 Broadcom MASTERS National Science Fair—among the 30 middle school finalists were students presenting on subjects as far-ranging as acoustic levitation and ant pheromones as...
Coding: The New Vocationalism (Part 1)
https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/ There is hardly any work we can do or any expenditures we can make that will yield so large a return to our industries as would come from the establishment of educational institutions which would give us skilled hands and trained...
This camp at a Northern Virginia university shows girls a future in STEM
https://www.washingtonpost.com/ Education Ann-Audrey Ezi, at left, gets a high-five from Amber Smith-St. Louis of the Norfolk Navy Shipyard after Ezi's floating aluminum foil structure held the most marbles before sinking during a naval engineering session in an...
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