RobotBASIC is a multifeatured, general purpose, versatile programming language with an integrated robot simulator. Developed with help from a 33-year education veteran, this free tool for schools, teachers, and students has well over 800 commands and functions. RobotBASIC enables users to simulate a robot with many types of sensors, control a real robot using the wireless protocol, create animated simulations and video games, handle complex engineering problems, motivate students to learn, and create contests for robotics clubs.
Designed to boost interest and proficiency in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM), the Samsung Solve for Tomorrowcontest challenges public school teachers and students in grades 6–12 to create solutions using STEAM skills that can be applied to help improve their community. All you have to do now is start thinking of a local or relevant issue that impacts you school. Once the next school year begins, Samsung will remind you to brainstorm a solution with your students for a chance to win a share of $2 million in Samsung technology for your school. Sign up now to receive Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest emails and updates to be the first to know when the contest officially starts.
Those Amazing Professions has launched Those Amazing Engineers, a website to inform young people about careers in engineering through real-life examples of what engineers do and where they work. The website, particularly appropriate for middle school students, can be used with students in upper elementary and high school as well.
The Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is dedicated to transformative research and technology in life sciences using team-based strategies to tackle grand societal challenges. One of IGB’s programs is the Art of Science, a celebration of common ground between science and art.