STEM partnership between FIRST, Automation Foundation, ISA

"Global strategic alliance" to bring professionals, students together

10/06/2010


The promotion of STEM education for elementary and high school students will be the outcome of a partnership announced at the 2010 ISA Event in Houston Monday.

ISA, the Automation Federation and the FIRST organization will cooperate in that the groups call “a global strategic alliance” to promote science, technology, engineering and math skills for students from kindergarten through 12th grade.

The FIRST robotics program gives students the opportunity to design and program robots that can perform functions. The FIRST robotics program introduces students to the technological challenges technology programming in an educational and fun environment.

 “The importance of pairing our students with an engaged and accomplished group of engineering and automation professionals cannot be underestimated,” said FIRST founder Dean Kamen. “Our students will get the opportunity to work with professionals whose work reflects the typical challenges and creative rigor that is at the heart of our program.”

“The Automation Federation takes great pride in forming a strategic alliance with FIRST,” said Federation chairman Jerry Cockrell. “Our two organizations share the common goal of increasing awareness of the importance of automation and engineering among young people.”



No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Additive manufacturing advancements; Machine vision enhances robotics; Fieldbus evolution; Process safety; Advice from System Integrators of the Year; Road to IANA
Salary and career survey: Benchmarks and advice; Designing controls; Remote data collection, historians; Control valve advances; Hannover Messe; Control Engineering International
System integration: Best practices and technologies to help; Virtualization virtues; Cyber security advice; Motor system efficiency, savings; Product exclusives; Road to Hannover
This article collection contains several articles on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and how it is transforming manufacturing.
PLCs, robots, and the quest for a single controller; how OEE is key to automation solutions.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

The digital oilfield: Utilizing Big Data can yield big savings; Virtualization a real solution; Tracking SIS performance
Getting to the bottom of subsea repairs: Older pipelines need more attention, and operators need a repair strategy; OTC preview; Offshore production difficult - and crucial
Digital oilfields: Integrated HMI/SCADA systems enable smarter data acquisition; Real-world impact of simulation; Electric actuator technology prospers in production fields

(copy 5)

click me