Robofest® is Lawrence Technological University’s international autonomous robotics program for students in 4th grade – 12th grade and college. Student teams design, construct and program their robots to act independently and compete for trophies in a variety of competitions. Robofest’s mission is to generate excitement among young people for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), and Computer Science, develop creativity and problem-solving skills and prepare them to excel in higher education and technological careers.
The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) and its partners are debuting innovative connected vehicle technology in Tampa’s Downtown, and the benefits will change how we view roadway travel. A car or truck equipped with connected vehicle technology “talks” wirelessly to other vehicles, traffic signals, crosswalks and more. This wireless communication can help prevent crashes, keep traffic moving and even improve fuel efficiency. THEA has equipped 10 buses, 8 streetcars and the cars of 1000+ individual volunteers with this exciting new technology to make downtown Tampa a safer, smarter place to walk, ride and drive. https://youtu.be/wz4WvdGD1Bg
Emma Alaba, Director and Host Organizer for Robofest is seeking volunteers to help with this years Robofest, a festival of competitions and events with autonomous robots that encourages students to have fun while learning principles of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).
NASA scientists and engineers will provide career insights and life stories; and there will also be a human resource specialist available to discuss NASA scholarships and internships.
EXPLORE THE STARS AT SPC'S PLANETARIUM AND OBSERVATORY The St. Petersburg College Planetarium and Observatory are great places for all ages to explore the universe. The planetarium is a "star theater" with a 24-foot domed ceiling that can accurately simulate the night sky at any time or location on Earth.
On August 14, 2019, the Tampa Bay Bridge to Baccalaureate (TB B2B) embarked on a boat tour of Port Tampa Bay. TB B2B students from St Petersburg College and Hillsborough Community College climbed aboard the Bay Spirit II along with the Captain, crew and expert Tour Guide, Dennis Martin to learn about future employment possibilities for STEM majors. Port Tampa Bay is by far Florida’s largest port, handling over 37 million tons of cargo per year. The Tampa Port is very diverse and handles all major cargo categories such as: Liquid bulk (petroleum, sulfur, ammonia, orange juice) Dry bulk (fertilizer, limestone, [...]
On July 12, the Tampa Bay Bridge to Baccalaureate Program (TB-B2B) and SPC’s PITCH program visited Tech Data, one of the world’s largest technology distributors. Students from the entire TB-B2B Alliance which includes SPC, Hillsborough Community College and State College of Florida were able to enjoy a two-hour information session and tour at Tech Data’s Corporate Office in Clearwater. Tech Data helps companies like HP, Apple, Cisco, Microsoft and hundreds of others bring their products to market and offer a wide range of technical and business support services. The Tech Data information session included insight on internship, scholarship and employment opportunities [...]
Are you ready for your school to take its STEM Education Field Trips to the next level? At iFLY, we know the importance of a hands-on experience that engages EVERY student. Experience how flying accelerates learning with iFLY's STEM Education Program during our Open House Event! We will explore the STEM principles behind our wind tunnel technology through exciting lectures, test flights and lab activities. Participants will also review important details on our Sunshine State Standards curriculum for grades 2-12. Join us at the Open House to learn more about discounted field trip flights and grant opportunities. Each registered guest will receive a [...]
Saturday, Apr 27th, 2019 @ 9:00am USF St Petersburg 140 7th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 The sixth annual Pinellas County Schools STEM Expo will take place Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg in the University Student Center, Building 200, on 6th Avenue South. The event will showcase engineering design projects by more than 4,600 students from 98 schools. The keynote speaker will be Chris Fischer, founder and expedition leader of the shark research organization OCEARCH. See the STEM Expo flyer.
RoboFest & the RoboParade Competition 2019 is a fabulous competition for STEM students. Robofest is a festival of competitions and events with autonomous robots that encourages students to have fun while learning principles of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and Computer Science. Students design, construct, and program the robots. Any robotics kits are allowed in the construction of robots. Robots can be programmed with any programming language. Robofest programs support Computer Science for All. RoboParade is a parade of autonomous robotic floats where students show off their designs and creativity! It is a fun and motivating event to promote cooperation, [...]