Amazing teams. Creative bots. Inspiring competition in Illinois.

Posted by Preston Frazier on March 16, 2018

As one of Pitsco’s educational consultants, I work with a region of the US and assist with varied educational initiatives for schools. But one of the best parts of our work is when we get to be in schools or at events, meeting with students, educators, mentors, and volunteers.

At the end of February, I had the privilege of going to my first FIRST® Tech Challenge state championship after receiving a gracious invitation from the affiliate partner for the state of Illinois.

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Topics: Competitions, ROBOTICS, Collaborations, Technology, STEM

National Guard helps mobilize robotics in Massachusetts

Posted by Cody White on February 23, 2018

This article originally appeared in the February-March 2018 issue of The Pitsco Network.

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Topics: Competitions, ROBOTICS, Engineering, Coding, USAR

Persistence wins – with dragsters and in life

Posted by Ray Grissom on January 31, 2018

I was an industrial arts teacher in rural Missouri for many years. By nature, my classroom was hands on. But one of the most memorable and impactful programs we executed in class was to build and race CO2 dragsters. I discovered CO2 dragsters at the Four States Conference for Industrial Arts Teachers held at Pittsburg State University in the fall of 1976. Wow, that was a long time ago!

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Topics: Middle School, Competitions, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, STEM, Dragsters

Cheers to a new year and a new Big Book catalog!

Posted by Anna Gudde on January 22, 2018

At Pitsco Education, as we celebrate a new year, we also celebrate a new Pitsco Big Book catalog! The 2018 Big Book includes exciting new products as well as activities, curriculum, and solutions to serve educators.

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, Competitions, ROBOTICS, Teacher Resources, STEM, Dragsters

Pitsco Grants benefit classrooms, libraries, and robotics teams in 2017

Posted by PJ Graham on November 21, 2017

At Pitsco, we love awarding a $350 grant to one deserving educator every month. Sometimes, it goes to a traditional classroom; other times, it goes to a librarian or robotics mentor who goes above and beyond. We’ve followed up with a few of the 2017 recipients to discover what they chose with their grant funds and how it’s worked out for their programs.

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, Competitions, FUNDING, ROBOTICS, Teacher Resources