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Computer science rises in popularity as national funding soars

Computer science rises in popularity as national funding soars

Computer science rises in popularity as national funding soars By Dr. Gregory Firn K-12 computer science (CS) classes have long been an afterthought in U.S. public schools due to a lack of funding and national focus on required courses such as math, science, history...
STEM: The backbone of the DFW economy

STEM: The backbone of the DFW economy

The Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) “metroplex” area has been developing into a hub for tech excellence over the last decade, and the best is yet to come. This year Amazon named Dallas to its shortlist of candidates for HQ2, which could potentially bring tens of thousands of...
Robots are driving STEM ed to 2026 and beyond

Robots are driving STEM ed to 2026 and beyond

By Dr. Gregory Firn, COO, robots4STEM In 2016, the Department of Education released a report, “STEM 2026: A Vision for Innovation in STEM Education,” that outlines how school districts can carry forward the STEM goals set by the Obama Administration for the next...
Three things we learned from Tim Cook’s Recode interview

Three things we learned from Tim Cook’s Recode interview

Earlier this month, Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with Recode’s Kara Swisher to discuss some of the nation’s most urgent issues: job creation and education. We tuned in to hear what one of the most influential CEOs in the world had to say about Apple’s social...
Jett’s ready for school: Three lessons from a STEM robot

Jett’s ready for school: Three lessons from a STEM robot

This week, we sent Jett off to school, and to commemorate the occasion, we’re sharing three lessons you can learn from Jett – a facially expressive, social, humanoid robot who aims to create a visual coding experience for young learners. These lessons transcend basic...
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