STEM & Technology

Wilson Robotics Power’s Up with FIRST Robotics Competition

Mario and Luigi costumed high school students? Robots fighting over yellow bricks? Air horns? Before students headed off for spring break, Wilson Middle School’s Robotics students headed to Pomona Fairplex Fairgrounds to witness the one-of-a-kind FIRST LA Regional “Power Up” Robotics Competition featuring 60 high school teams competing for their…...

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App Academy at Spokeo

This spring, 55 App Academy sophomores were invited to spend the day at Spokeo, a Pasadena-based software company. The students were given advice and encouragement from Spokeo engineers, programmers, and staff who spoke about their jobs, backgrounds, and experiences. Spokeo founder Harrison Tang gave an inspirational presentation about perseverance, flexibility,…...

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Robo Rally: “ROVE!” 2017

On Wednesday, May 17 at Sierra Madre Middle School 200 PUSD middle school students  showcased their robotics skills at this year’s space-exploration-themed competition, Robo Rally 2017: “ROVE!”. PUSD students built and programmed “planetary rovers” that raced against time to ensure the survival of a colony on a distant Mars-like planet. The rovers…...

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PEF has partnered with the PUSD to create a Robotics education program.  Within the course, students learn how to build and program Robotic systems that incorporate sensors and motors to accomplish a variety of complex tasks. By engaging in exciting hands on applications, students practice and reinforce key concepts in…...

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Raiders of the Lost Can

On Tuesday, March 11, 2014, the Pasadena Educational Foundation sent a group of over two hundred Pasadena Unified middle school robotics students to Caltech to take a lab tour, hear a lecture on neuroscience, and learn about the relationship between neuroscience and programming robotics. The day culminated in attending Raiders of…...

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App Academy Students Win at Hackathon

Every time you go to the E&W Manager website you are greeted with one of over 150 tips on how to help you save electricity and water from the built in random tip generator. E&W Manager, the prize-winning entry in the Hack for Pasadena app competition, was developed by a…...

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