Events & News
iSPACE and Ethicon teamed up to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to students, teachers and parents as part of a Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative Demonstration Project. One result is that LEARNING CAN BE EXCITING! Check out the video to see some of the great stuff happening in our community.
FIRST Tech Challenge is hosting a virtual conference titled “It’s All FIRST To Me: Transitioning from FLL To FTC” on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 from 1:00 – 5:00pm EST. Sessions include “FTC in a Nutshell,” “Starting an FTC Team,” “Finding Resources,” and “Transitioning Teams Successfully.” FTC teams (FLL graduates!) will present the workshops and FTC celebrities Ken Johnson and Woodie Flowers will speak. Links to the online event will be released through e-mail blasts and social media the week of the event. Sign up now at http://goo.gl/c7ERT5.
On Saturday, 2/15, many local high school students will be competing in the iSPACE State Championship FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Robotics Tournament. These students are members of teams that have already competed in one of four qualifying tournaments and have advanced to the State Championship Tournament. The FTC season kicked off in September and throughout the fall and winter teams have spent many hours preparing for this “Sport for the Mind”.
We invite you to attend the program, take pictures of the competition, and talk with students. The opening ceremony is scheduled to begin at 11:30 am and robot qualification rounds will begin shortly after noon. This is a high-level competition and if you haven’t seen these teams in action before, you will be impressed! It is FREE and open to the public. For more information see this link. For directions see here.
About FTC (found at USFIRST.org):
“FTC is designed for those who want to compete head to head, using a sports model. Teams of up to 10 students are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. The robot kit is reusable from year-to-year and is programmed using a variety of languages. Teams, including coaches, mentors and volunteers, are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for the competition as for well as for community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments.”
About iSPACE, The STEM Learning Place:
We make learning exciting! Serving as a resource for the Greater Cincinnati/Tri-State region, iSPACE offers programs for students, educators and families which support and enhance science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education that reaches beyond the formal classroom setting. iSPACE programs spark curiosity and engage interest in the sciences as well as accommodate a wide spectrum of learning styles. iSPACE is a 501(C)(3) not-for-profit organization that has been serving the Greater Cincinnati area since 2001. iSPACE is based on the Scarlet Oaks Career Campus in Sharonville.
Cincinnati Regional Science Olympiad Tournament
presented by iSPACE!
University of Cincinnati’s Blue Ash College
and Blue Ash Elementary
Saturday, March 1st, 2014
For more information, see the Science Olympiad page.
Calling all campers! The schedule has been set and there are several NEW offerings as well as the camper favorites that fill year after year! Take a sneak peek at the camp descriptions for each grade level on the camp page. Registration will open February, 17, 2014.