Countdown to WorldSkills 2017 in Abu Dhabi

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Countdown to WorldSkills 2017 in Abu Dhabi

There are less than 100 days before the WorldSkills 2017 global vocational skills competition begins in Abu Dhabi! Teams from around the globe are busy making preparations for the 44th WorldSkills Competition in October. This event boasts over 1,300 participants from 77 countries. Showcasing the value of skills is the main objective of this event that is being organized by ACTVET, the … Read More

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2017 WorldSkills Mobile Robotics Competition Sponsor

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2017 WorldSkills Mobile Robotics Competition Sponsor

Teams from around the globe are preparing themselves for the 44th WorldSkills Competition in October. This event will take place at ADNEC in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. With over 1,300 participants from 77 countries, this event is sure to showcase the value of skills. There will be 51 different skill competitions representing six skill sectors. We … Read More

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Game Design Tutorial: How to Use Blend Trees in Unity

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Game Design Tutorial: How to Use Blend Trees in Unity

In modern game design and development, 2D and 3D animations are increasingly complex. If you’ve worked on a game in any capacity, you have probably come across a need to have, for example, a walking animation trigger a running animation based on movement speed. To tackle such a problem, Unity 3D has something called blend trees. In this post, we’ll … Read More

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SOLIDWORKS Announces MySolidWorks for Students

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SOLIDWORKS Announces MySolidWorks for Students

If you are looking to secure a career in engineering or industrial design, SOLIDWORKS can play a key role in your success. It is imperative that you build a strong foundation in mechanical CAD, design validation and data management to be competitive in today’s industry. The SOLIDWORKS Student Edition has everything you need to become proficient in 3D design, simulation, documentation and engineering analysis. The new … Read More

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Upcoming Education Shows: On the Road with Studica

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How does Studica ensure that we understand the needs of teachers, students and schools? How can we be confident that we are offering the best academic technology solutions to fit their needs? It’s quite simple. We take to the road to talk with them. We have real conversations with teachers and administrators. We listen. We hear what they need to … Read More

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Accessible PCB Design for Educators and Students

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I don’t know about you, but 99% of what I know about printed circuit board (PCB) design I picked up on the job. The only time I ever really considered the idea of making my own PCB in college was during my senior project, my final year. In the end, the team and I ended up doing point to point … Read More

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Studica Assists Competitors at WorldSkills 2015

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Day two of preparations for the WorldSkills 2015 competition in São Paulo, Brazil is ongoing. Students were not allowed in the robotics arena today, however many of them spent yesterday evening working on their robot designs until 8:30 p.m. (UTC). More than 23 experts from different countries were charged with setting up the evaluation space where robots will be competing in Mobile … Read More

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WorldSkills Mobile Robotics Competition Silver Sponsor

kristielCompetitions & Contests, Robotics, STEM Education

2015 is certainly bringing big things to Studica, which we can’t wait to share with you. Recently, we were recognized as the official sponsor of the WorldSkills Mobile Robotics Competition for 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil and 2017 in Dubai, UAE. Studica is bringing the excitement and motivation of an international robotics competition to students, educators and hobbyists worldwide. As … Read More

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Classroom Spotlight: STEM Project Based Learning in Action

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In our last fischertechnik blog entry, we looked in at the students at Westfield Vocational Technical School in Westfield, MA, as they worked through their initial design challenge as part of the fischertechnik STEM Lab Program, that of creating a braking system for a racing bike. We shared photos of some of the prototypes they created, as well as excerpts … Read More

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Students Learning STEM – Creating a Braking System

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Hello all! It’s been awhile since we’ve posted about fischertechnik, so let me pick up where we left off in November.  Last time around I was telling you about the students learning STEM at Westfield Vocational Technical High School in MA, and how they were beginning their first hands-on project using the fischertechnik STEM Lab Program. As I mentioned previously, … Read More

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