FIRST Championships FIRST Championships – Detroit April 2018, 405 teams descended on Detroit, MI, and 405 on Houston, TX. Inside two of the largest convention centers in the country, high school students from around the world competed in one of the most exciting STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) events high school students can participate in: the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). Out of the 3,660 teams from 27 countries who competed in this year’s FRC, 810 teams,were invited to
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Empowering Students to Help Build Successful Careers With SOLIDWORKS® Education Edition 2018-2019, students will learn the design and engineering skills they need to jumpstart their careers. The next generation of engineers and designers must be equipped to solve problems skillfully and efficiently. The SOLIDWORKS Education Edition 2018-2019 provides students and educators professional software, local support and a connection to a massive user community to help students take their next career
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FRC Team 3506, Team YETI FRC Team 3506, Team YETI True story: here at SOLIDWORKS, we’re crazy about FIRST Robotics. What kind of engineering nerds wouldn’t be? Created by Dean Kamen, FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics aims to inspire students to become leaders in science and engineering, to teach them important, life affirming skills, such as team work and team building, and become masters of gracious professionalism. It’s a fantastic program, one we at
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SOLIDWORKS Dana Hall Career Day 8th Graders from Dana Hall When most of us were kids, Career Day meant impatiently jiggling our legs under our desks, while Tommy Y.’s dad droned on about selling insurance, only to be followed by Laura V.’s mom trying to get us amped up on accounting. On January 12, the 8th grade class at Dana Hall had an entirely different experience. They had, you might say, a 3DEXPERIENCE. Organized and led by User Experience Design Senior Manager Chinloo Lama, the group of
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The most wonderful time of year Back to School!!
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“I love to be able to take a person’s dream and write it down in pictures for them to see. With SOLIDWORKS they can see all aspects of their design and have a video to show how to use it. I have learned so much about the versatility and the expansive ability in creating all sorts of models in SOLIDWORKS. It truly is an amazing program.
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1 year ago
FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) 2017 is here! Shared by SOLIDWORKS mentor, Earl Hasz January 7, 2017 marked the kickoff of the exciting design and build competition season. SOLIDWORKS is a FRC Crown Sponsor. To all teams that apply for sponsorship at www.solidworks.com/FIRST, SOLIDWORKS will provide the SOLIDWORKS Robotics Suite of software tools.
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“Simple things seem to derive the most pleasure from everyone” – Corporal Willy Corporal Willy with a Epilog 120 Watt Laser The very first time we tried doing a 3D carving, we took just two pieces of scrap wood and glued them together. I looked for two pieces that were not cracked or had any knots or other irregular surface features to them. However, as the machine finished the carving, a knot showed up right at the end of the Wolf’s nose. Rob made this one on a laser machine for a friend’s
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Fettuccine Pasta Bridge Richard first came up with the idea of constructing a bridge using fettuccine pasta, while pushing a shopping cart alongside his wife, Carmy, at a supermarket. As Carla stopped in the aisle stacked with a variety of pastas, Richard carefully observed the different types of pastas, appreciating the uniformity inside of the packaging. He recalls thinking, “To try and make something like that would be very difficult to say the least. I could not wait to get SOLIDWORKS up and
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We know him as Corporal Willy – Richard Williams, who is an engineer by passion and has dedicated his life to teaching in STEM education. From creating a bridge with fettuccine pasta and Elmer’s Wood Glue, to building a 9.25 ounces stool out of cardboard that went on to set a new world record that was tested at UNLV’s Labs, Richard makes science fun and exciting for children to pique their interests in engineering, architecture and other technologies. Besides being a SolidWorks instructor at
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Tumba technical School Rwanda As an educator, you play a vital role in shaping the next generation of engineering and design professionals. SOLIDWORKS® can help you build your teaching skills for this critical role. SOLIDWORKS offers an exam and certification for educators — the SOLIDWORKS Accredited Educator Exam. This certification will: Increase your technical proficiency in classroom instruction for 3D CAD, simulation, and sustainability Recognize your skills in teaching SOLIDWORKS software
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If you teach SOLIDWORKS or conduct academic research and are looking to enhance your engineering design knowledge and solve more challenges, then register to attend SOLIDWORKS World 2016. The world’s largest gathering of SOLIDWORKS users will take place at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, TX, from January 31st to February 3rd in Dallas, TX. Register now so you can get the special educator discount. This year’s event will feature 224 tech-savvy, breakout sessions for everyone
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Prague wenceslas square SolidWorks Teacher Blog Last week I found myself Wenceslaus Square, city center of Prague, Czech Republic. The Velvet Revolution of November/December 1989 created a new country with students ready to compete on a global stage. Kolin Czech Tech HS Obeslo and Kratochvil SolidWorks Blog Josep Maley and Veronika Kubínová SOLIDWORKS Value Added Reseller, 3E Praha Engineering, drove us to Kolin Technical High School where we got to see the world class accomplishments of their
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Kenosha SMV Team Loves SolidWorks Union Grove HS Students The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) had its 77th annual conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, last week. Master Cam at ITEEA Statasys at ITEEA I’ve been to ITEEA for a numbers of years, but this year something was different. Yes, Milwaukee is a great city. Teachers joked of a “beer and motorcycles” theme.
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Image Credit: HUPSF Computers (2), Harvard University Archives. Tomorrow, Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Science will be hosting author Walter Issacson’s in a discussion about his new book The Innovators – How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution. He will also be leading a panel discussion on women in computing. Date: Saturday December 6, 2014 Time: 12 pm – 2 pm Where : Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences in the Northwest Building, 52
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Boys and Girls Lifting Bridge The Big Bridge. If you are creating a freshman engineering experience or a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) lesson with brainstorming, designing, testing, redesigning, hands-on building and ofcourse making certain students and instructors have fun, then the Big Bridge could be your next project. The Big Bridge project, developed by Richard “Corporal Willy” Williams was center stage at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, last month, when groups of boys
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SolidWorks Educator Trial 2014-2015 Are you a student or educator interested in using SOLIDWORKS this summer to learn what it has to offer, or get ahead of the game for next year? Try our FREE download of SOLIDWORKS Student Engineering Kit for the summer! Follow these instructions to get your copy: 1. Go to www.SolidWorks.com/sek.
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KitBot in SolidWorks HR US FIRST FRC Kickoff revealed a new challenge to robot teams around the world. And to help with that challenge, SolidWorks created a KitBot and SolidWorks KOP to start off the games. FRC Teams can download the SolidWorks Kit of Parts (KOP) and the KitBot from www.solidworks.com/FIRST. FRC Teams can apply for SolidWorks sponsorship at www.solidworks.com/FIRST.
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