New England Tech to Host Microsoft’s DigiGirlz 2017 on March 17

DigiGirlz 2017 on March 17 Supported by Governor Gina Raimondo, and in partnership with New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), Microsoft is offering DigiGirlz 2017 at NEIT, an event for 150 middle and high school girls in Rhode Island. DigiGirlz, a Microsoft YouthSpark program, gives middle and high school girls opportunities to learn about careers […]

RI FIRST Tech Challenge Qualifier Results from 12/5

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 1st of 3 RI FIRST Tech Challenge Qualifying Tournaments. Congratulations to the 11 teams advancing to the state tournament. 154      Renegade                    Burrillville 252      Electric Quahogs         Wheeler School 8129    Canebots                     Warwick Veterans Memorial HS 121      Rhode Rage I              Aquidneck Island Robotics 149      Robo Hawks               Bishop Hendricken HS 652      […]

Attention Robotics Enthusiasts!

It’s time for middle and high school students who are interested in the STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to form a FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Tech Challenge robotics team through their school, civic group, home school or after-school program. The 2015-2016 FIRST® Kick-Off will be held on Saturday, […]

National Robotics Week: igus Celebrates with Robot Block Party

We will be there.  Will you? From Design News: At the end of this week, which is National Robotics Week 2015, igus will celebrate by exhibiting at the Rhode Island Robot Block Party. The plastic bearings leader — which also makes cables, cable carriers, linear bearings, and linear guides — will demonstrate its robot-related products […]

2014-2015 FIRST Tech Challenge Winners

The top four teams advancing to the Eastern Super Regional in Scranton PA in March will be #121 Aquidneck Island Robotics, #154 Burrillville, #5030 Mt. Hope HS and 8129 Warwick Veterans Memorial High School.  Team in the Final match were   Winning Alliance Award This award will be given to the winning alliance represented in the […]

Tech First at FIRST Tech

Great blog story about FIRST and the importance of STEM fields from Congressman Jim Langevin. From Fall 2014 Congressman Jim Langevin: Tech First at FIRST Tech It is a joy to attend FIRST robotics competitions each year, to watch the program grow into the towering success that it is today, and to see the interest […]