Category Archives: STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math)

Innovative Designs and Entrepreneurial Engineers at eGames

Yesterday I took a break from my work at Fuentek to be a judge at the 2011 Prometheus Group eGames, presented by the Entrepreneurship Initiative at North Carolina State University. Specifically, I was a judge for the Design and Prototype … Continue reading

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Lots of Rookies Show Infectious Enthusiasm at NC FIRST!

Just as I expected, the games of the NC Regional FIRST Robotics competition this past Friday and Saturday were fun and exciting! I was lucky enough to be a judge again this year, meeting new kids and seeing many of … Continue reading

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Live from the 2011 NC FIRST Robotics Competition

Yesterday and today you’ll find me in Raleigh’s Dorton Arena for my second year as an inspector for the NC FIRST robotics competition. (Click here to read about my experiences last year.) As was the case last year, gracious professionalism … Continue reading

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NC FIRST Makes an Impact—and So Can You!

I’m getting really excited about the upcoming NC FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics competition, April 7-9 at Dorton Arena in Raleigh! The 36 teams from across the state are gearing up to participate in this … Continue reading

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Gearing up for NC FIRST!

I had a fantastic time as a judge in last year’s NC FIRST Robotics Competition. This year, I get to do it again!    Editor’s note: For the latest news about the next regional tournament, visit NC FIRST. Spring is … Continue reading

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Impressions from the North Carolina Governor’s Conference for Women

On Tuesday, I had the great privilege of serving as a panelist at the North Carolina Governor’s Conference for Women. I spoke as part of the “How N.C. Women Just Like You Built Multimillion-Dollar Businesses” panel, giving the audience some … Continue reading

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Promoting STEM en Español to 3rd Graders

Third graders learn about STEM with games in Spanish led by Fuentek’s Laura Schoppe. Earlier this week I had the privilege of speaking to Ms. Sorin’s third grade class about the importance of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). But … Continue reading

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Fly Me to the Moon: NASA Moonbase Alpha Game Launches

Yes, you can be an astronaut based on the south pole of the moon! How? With NASA Moonbase Alpha, the first installment in NASA’s massive, multiplayer online (MMO) game. NASA released the game on Valve’s Steam network. In the game, … Continue reading

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Gracious Professionalism Triumphs at NC FIRST Robotic Competition

What a fantastic time I had being a judge at the 2010 North Carolina Regional Tournament of the FIRST Robotics Competition this past weekend! Not only was it a first-class event that was incredibly well run, but I was inspired … Continue reading

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Day 1 of the 2010 NC FIRST Robotics Competition

My brief career as a robot inspector Technology, teamwork and teaching moments. That is what I experienced as a robot inspector at the NC FIRST Robotics Competition Regional Tournament on April 1. This was my first time doing something like … Continue reading

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