RobotLAB Blog

Everything You Need To Know About Robotics in Education and Businesses


Download 2019 Product Catalog Now

NAO Robot: Unique Personal Teaching Assistant

By MOVIA Robotics

Image source: Movia Robotics

In 2008, SoftBank Robotics released a revolutionary humanoid robot with an unusual

talent; it can teach students. SoftBank developed NAO as a programmable, personal teaching assistant for enhanced learning engagement. Far from being limited in scope, the NAO is capable of helping students of all ages and abilities. Let’s find out more about NAO and what makes it unique compared to other robots.

Read more

What Are The Benefits Of Robotics In Education

By Wonderful Engineering

jeswin-thomas-dfRrpfYD8Iw-unsplash-1Image by Jeswin Thomas Unsplash. 

With the improvement in technology, many areas of our lives have changed. Robotics is essential in education as it comes with many advantages.

Students learn new skills and develop their knowledge. It helps students improve their attention, design, and teamwork skills. It brings students together to do something fun and worthwhile. Here are the main benefits of robotics in education.

Read more

The Future Still Lies in Coding

By  MATTHEW LYNCH

Coding 1Image source: https://unsplash.com/ 

Coding is enormous in education right now.

No wonder. Coding offers so many academic benefits that schools cannot ignore its significance.  Sequential processes, computational thinking, and creative problem-solving all make upcoding. It’s the new literacy in schools. There’s so much to like about coding that coding academies and boot camps are springing up everywhere.

Bootcamps can be expensive, but they are intensive. Participants learn as much as possible in three to six months, securing employment as a coder soon after that. Academies, on the other hand, tend to be more flexible. They offer coding training at all levels, and students create code in maker spaces.

Coding appeals to children of all ages. Not only are there plenty of outstanding apps with which to teach coding, but there are also schools focused intensely on learning how to code.

Read more

5 Ways to Get Girls into STEM

By Karen D. Purcell, P.E.

nikhita-s-NsPDiPFTp4c-unsplashPhoto by Nikhita S on Unsplash

As a society, we learn about the world and advance our well-being through science and engineering. The United States may be known around the world for its higher education, but compared to many other leading and steadily emerging countries, we lack a strong focus on educating scientists and engineers. One significant reason that we have fallen behind is that we do not encourage our female students to pursue career paths in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

This needs to change, as the lack of women in STEM will continue to plague our country until all students, regardless of sex, have adequate opportunities to explore math and science throughout elementary, middle, and high school. If we want to attract the best and brightest minds into the fields that will move us forward, we must look to all of the population. More women can contribute to our field, and we can help make that happen. Below are a few strategies for how we can help.

Read more

Is STEM Education Working Especially for Women?

By Barbara Mader

thisisengineering-raeng-04y9odvfymw-unsplashPhoto by ThisisEngineering RAEng on Unsplash

STEM education remains in the spotlight 25 years after the term first emerged. Coined in the 1990s by the National Science Foundation, the acronym is applied to any curricula, event, policy or education program addressing Science, Technology, Engineering or Math. Most often it references Science and Math, but all four areas have become hot topics in the general education of K-12 students. The emphasis carries through to higher education and beyond, seeking to prepare young adults to assume 21st century worthy jobs. Anticipated areas of need include employees who are interactive as problem solvers, researchers, designers, and engineers.

Read more

The Importance of Women in STEM Careers

WomensHistoryMonth

Despite the COVID-19 spread let's don't forget that March is Women's History Month. This month is one to reflect on women around the world — their year-round strides and accomplishments, everyday lives and impact on the planet. Even with fluctuations in politics and social movements, the contributions of women remain constant.

Progress in the workplace has come far but still has further to go. Women in STEM, especially, are making major strides and changing a landscape that lacks representation. 

The number of women in science, technology, engineering and math is relatively low compared to men. Slowly, though, the percentages are increasing. With more representation and awareness, STEM females will eventually match the number of STEM males, ushering in a new era of equality.

By Kayla Matthews 

Read more

Closing The Gap Between Men and Women in STEM

Women in STEM

Gender inequality in the workplace is nothing new. When women entered the workforce during World War II, it was out of necessity. During the feminist movement of the 1960s, women entered the workforce by choice. However, their options were quite limited. Most simply became secretaries, nurses, babysitters, or teachers.

Today, women work in all fields, but, the hard sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics are still dominated by men.

Is there is a reason that such a gap continues to exist in these particular fields? And what can be done to close this gap?

Read more

Investing in Girls’ STEM Education

Image result for Girls in STEM

New technologies are dramatically transforming work and the global economy every day. This new age of automation creates new opportunities for businesses and governments, but due to gender barriers as old as time, the next generation of girls is at risk of being left behind. Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers hold tremendous promise for millions of women—but only if new policies tackle access and education problems first.  

Read more

Is STEM Education Working, Especially for Women?

STEM education remains in the spotlight 25 years after the term first emerged. Coined in the 1990s by the National Science Foundation, the acronym is applied to any curricula, event, policy or education program addressing Science, Technology, Engineering or Math. Most often it references Science and Math, but all four areas have become hot topics in the general education of K-12 students. The emphasis carries through to higher education and beyond, seeking to prepare young adults to assume 21st century worthy jobs. Anticipated areas of need include employees who are interactive as problem solvers, researchers, designers, and engineers.

Image result for STEM woman

Read more

How Do We Get More Girls Involved in STEM?

Beyoncé famously stated that “girls run the world” and while her sentiment is hopeful, there are still academic fields where girls are under-represented. The world of STEM is still largely male dominated, and with this industry booming, it is important that young girls are awarded opportunities to join in. The problem is not that girls are not interested in STEM subjects but that they are not encouraged to enter these fields or study the subjects at school.

Related image

Read more

Comments

Relevant Posts

Popular Posts

Subscribe to Email Updates