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Pitsco STEM labs and higher scores go hand-in-hand in Volusia County, FL, schools

VOLUSIA COUNTY, FL (July 30, 2015) – According to a study by Curriculum Specialist Daniel Cox and Dr. Kristin Pierce, both of Volusia County (FL) School District, students enrolled in Pitsco STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) labs . . .

TETRIX robots dominate at 2015 SkillsUSA competition

LOUISVILLE, KY (July 23, 2015) – Teams utilizing the TETRIX® Building System took the top spots in the Robotics: Urban Search & Rescue (USAR) event at the national SkillsUSA® competition. ( Printable PDF ) The SkillsUSA 2015 National . . .

FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC®) switches to Android control

Pitsco Education fills larger role with 2015-16 FTC competition

PITTSBURG, KS (July 20, 2015) – Registration for the 2015-16 season of the FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC® ) has begun. Teams from across the globe are signing up for the new season that brings some big changes to the competition, most notably the . . .

Ideas, Activities, Action!

Pitsco Education gets ready to roll out the red carpet for 2015 TAG Summit

PITTSBURG, KS (July 15, 2015) – Pitsco Education's second Teacher Advisory Group (TAG) Summit, to be held July 27-29, 2015, promises to be an exciting mix of presentations, lesson plans, product feedback, and engaging discussions as this year's TAG . . .

July 2015 Teacher of the Month

Pitsco Education's July 2015 Teacher of the Month: Trina Dickerson, Irmo, South Carolina Why do you like what you teach? You know that moment when you recognize that a student has made a personal connection to what he or she is learning in . . .

June 2015 Teacher of the Month

Pitsco Education's June 2015 Teacher of the Month: Scott Harrison, Freeland, MI What's your greatest teaching accomplishment? My greatest teaching accomplishment was being named the state winner in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. My . . .

Star Academy scholarship winners chosen from talented pool of finalists

PITTSBURG, KS (June 1, 2015) – Each year, the pool of finalists vying for Pitsco Education's annual Star Academy scholarships grows stronger. This year, a full round of judging and a tiebreaker procedure were necessary to distinguish the winners – . . .

Roll a WRO™ strike with TETRIX®

Give your team the edge it needs with Pitsco building system

(May 20, 2015) – If you aim to roll a strike in the 2015 World Robot Olympiad bowling game, be sure to start with the TETRIX® WRO™ Challenge Full Set. ( Printable PDF ) The new bowling game in the University Regular category has teams around the . . .

From trend to standard, 3-D printing enters the classroom curriculum

PITTSBURG, KS (May 13, 2015) – 3-D printing is more than the latest tech trend – it is fast becoming an industry standard, which makes it essential for many classrooms. ( Printable PDF ) Pitsco Education is doing its part by developing 3-D . . .

May 2015 Teacher of the Month

Pitsco Education's May 2015 Teacher of the Month: Kevin Jacoves, Middletown, NJ Why do you like to teach with hands-on products? Science is learned by doing. I still remember the amazement I felt when zinc-plating pennies in my sixth-grade . . .