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Robots Invade Cisco RTP Campus this Weekend

…this Saturday, September 12, as hundreds of students, robots, coaches, and volunteers gather for a day of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) learning. For the second year, Cisco RTP is hosting the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Kick-Off in partnership with North Carolina A&T State University (North Carolina FIRST Affiliate Partner for FTC) and NC FIRST Robotics. The centerpiece of the day: Congressman David Price will…

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A Seismic STEM Challenge

…ng seismic engineering, testing materials, and coming up with strong and flexible designs. Then, these projects were put to the ultimate test: withstanding the earthquake simulator to see if the building survived intact. The Tech Challenge is one of the most diverse science competitions in the United States This wasn’t an anxiety-producing physics test. It was a hands-on, real-world activity that ignited a passion for exploratory learning and…

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San Jose Students Harness Wind Energy

…rd, I’m proud of the initiative taken to offer students hands-on training for real, complex problems. As part of Cisco’s commitment to STEM education, approximately 100 employees will be on site to assist with this weekend’s Tech Challenge, but I want to draw special attention to a few Cisco employees who have been working with these student teams since January to develop their solutions for this year’s challenge. In her second year as a Tech…

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Sky Is the Limit for Imagination at This Year’s Tech Challenge: Asteroids Rock!

…n the faces of the children at The Tech Challenge. Not to mention the impressive costumes! I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this legendary program as Cisco continues in the role as presenting sponsor for The Tech Challenge program. It’s been an incredible experience to see the growth of the program over the years. In fact, this year The Tech Challenge is adding a second day and a virtual format to accommodate remote locations. …

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Kids to “Shake, Rattle and Roll” Their Way to Earth-Shattering Futures

…eyond. Why? Through the power of the network, community organizations multiply their impact, improving lives and building stronger communities. I love seeing the wonder on a student’s face as they explore their future at The Tech Challenge. Why not join in the fun as a spectator at this free event? You might become inspired to get involved next year, perhaps even mentoring a team. We hope that community organizations in other locations can look…

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