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Backhoe delivers hydraulics to the classroom

Pitsco Education stays true to a real-life backhoe in model that students build

PITTSBURG, KS (May 23, 2017) – A plethora of hydraulic-powered machinery – in many sizes and capable of numerous functions – can be found daily on construction sites across the world. With its new Backhoe, Pitsco Education brings the power of . . .

STEM entrepreneurship

Consortium of leading educators aim to develop an entrepreneurial mindset

PITTSBURG, KS (May 18, 2017) – Who will invent our future? Entrepreneurs; specifically, STEM entrepreneurs. ( Printable PDF ) Who is filling the entrepreneurial talent pipeline? Teachers, especially those who facilitate and encourage their . . .

Win a Maker Space Project!

Pitsco Maker Giveaway: three age-appropriate projects are up for grabs

PITTSBURG, KS (May 11, 2017) – Bring collaboration, discovery, critical thinking, and real-world problem solving to life in your classroom with a makerspace – an area where students are free to explore, create, fail, and innovate. ( Printable PDF . . .

TETRIX® ready for the Vortex at FIRST® Championship in Houston, St. Louis

PITTSBURG, KS (April 18, 2017) – While most people aim to avoid a vortex at all costs, thousands of high school robotics competitors are choosing to face one head-on. ( Printable PDF ) The FIRST® Championship kicks off in Houston April 19-22 . . .

April 2017 Teacher of the Month

Pitsco Education's April 2017 Teacher of the Month:  Robert Barbosa, Mission, TX Did you always want to be a teacher?  My goal was to be a teacher and later in life transition to working as a college professor. As a teacher, it has . . .

Opportunity is invaluable. Let Pitsco help fund it.

Pitsco Education announces new $350 monthly grant for teachers

PITTSBURG, KS (March 30, 2017) – Pitsco Education appreciates everything educators do to positively affect learners, from providing hands-on projects and engaging curriculum to creating after-school and summer school opportunities and beyond. And we . . .

March 2017 Teacher of the Month

Pitsco Education's March 2017 Teacher of the Month:  Eric Botello, Live Oak, TX Why do you like what you teach?  First of all, I love physics; I see it as the physical manifestation of mathematics. I love opening the students' eyes to . . .

Parts packs expand reach of TETRIX® MAX

Parts range from structural elements to wheels to gears to motors and more

PITTSBURG, KS (February 9, 2017) – Pitsco Education always aims to improve the TETRIX® Robotics experience. With the creation of new TETRIX MAX parts packs, getting the specific parts needed to expand the design of a robot is easier than ever. ( . . .

February 2017 Teacher of the Month

Pitsco Education's February 2017 Teacher of the Month:  Amanda Allen, Palm Bay, FL Did you always want to be a teacher?  No, when I was in sixth grade I got involved with the Technology Student Association (TSA), and it taught me so many . . .

World Robot Olympiad changes things up

New game and special TETRIX® components mark 2017 season

SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA (February 2, 2017) – Every year, the World Robot Olympiad (WRO ™ ), an international robotics challenge, draws teams from across the globe to compete in one of four challenges: Open Category, Regular Category, WRO Football, and the . . .

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