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Building Future Inventors, Disruptors and Technologists Is Exciting and Fun!

Matt Grob | Posted 04.27.2016 | Technology
Matt Grob

It's easy to assume that technology will always march on, and that our devices will always get better, faster and cheaper. But without inventors, disruptors, scientists and engineers, our culture of creative innovation would not exist.

All-Girls FIRST Tech Team Beta Tests New Snapdragon-based Android Platform

Natalie Kalin | Posted 12.17.2015 | Teen
Natalie Kalin

Of all the push towards STEM activities among young students, FIRST is likely one of the best programs to succeed in engaging youth in science and eng...

Let's Treat Our Math and Science Stars Like Sports Stars

Joe Astroth | Posted 06.20.2011 | Education
Joe Astroth

Giving our math and science stars the same level of recognition we award our sports stars could be a key component of graduating the kind of talented adults companies around the world want to hire.

Guest Blogger, William Pomerantz: Our Robotic Overlords

Peter Diamandis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Diamandis

With kids like these, the future will always look bright, no matter how dark the present seems. The world needs a generation of champions for change, and that's exactly what today's youth are.

Blowing Things Up: In Praise of a Pyrotechnical Education

Dan Dubno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dubno

I'm not suggesting we raise a nation of pyromaniacs. But youthful experimentation is a prerequisite to innovation, to giving kids "license to think outside the box."

Best School Moments

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Vander Ark

There's nothing more thrilling than watching a first grader string sounds and words together and then beam with pride and understanding, "I'm reading!"