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Serious engineering leads to fun at Crete Public Library

CRETE | Engineers, technophiles, and problem-solvers are always in demand, and the push to maximize science, technology, engineering and math education is a serious one.

August 07, 2014 12:00 am
Four-H club goes hi-tech to mentor peers in robotics contest

Four-H club goes hi-tech to mentor peers in robotics contest

CROWN POINT | Family and friends filled the school gym to cheer for 20 teams competing in the first ever SuGO Robotics Competition in Northwest Indiana, held last month at St. Mary Catholic Community School. The 4-H robotics team at St. Mary’s hosted the event and invited young people from l…

June 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Munster robotics team scores big in regional competition

The Munster High School Robotics team placed first this weekend in the Boilermaker Regional FIRST Robotics competition at Purdue University.

March 23, 2014 9:30 pm
St. Mary's on the cutting edge of technology in and out of the classroom

St. Mary's on the cutting edge of technology in and out of the classroom

CROWN POINT | You might be hard pressed to find an educational article or journal today that does not mention the impact technology is having in the classroom.

February 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Robots teach students professionalism in competition at IUN

Robots teach students professionalism in competition at IUN

Lukas Denny, 11, Patrick Olenik, 13, and Brad Kozlowski, 13, all members of the St. Mary CyberCatz, put their robot Tank through its paces Sunday at the FIRST Tech Challenge high school robotics tournament at Indiana University Northwest. The team from Crown Point was among 24 from five stat…

January 19, 2014 7:50 pm
Robots teach students professionalism in competition at IUN

Robots teach students professionalism in competition at IUN

John Davies, managing director of the Society of Innovators at Ivy Tech Community College Northwest, gives a rousing speech Sunday to open the FIRST Tech Challenge at Indiana University Northwest.

January 19, 2014 7:52 pm
Hobart Middle School Robotics team prepares for next year's FLL Challenge

Hobart Middle School Robotics team prepares for next year's FLL Challenge

HOBART | The Hobart Middle School Robotics team is continuing to meet second semester Wednesdays after school.

January 16, 2014 2:26 pm
Hammond students prepare for Lego robotic tournament

Hammond students prepare for Lego robotic tournament

HAMMOND │ Students from 13 Hammond elementary and middle schools Saturday worked to overcome problems people face during a natural disaster.

November 16, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

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Hammond company builds robots that make factories more productive

Hammond company builds robots that make factories more productive

HAMMOND | Manufacturers can pay factory workers pennies a day in Vietnam, China and other countries, and U.S. companies have often found it tough to compete with such rock-bottom labor costs.

October 17, 2013 6:00 pm Video Photos

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YOUNG VOICES: FIRST program builds more than just robots

YOUNG VOICES: FIRST program builds more than just robots

As the world becomes more connected, secrets become harder to keep. However, my generation has a secret: FIRST (For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology).

May 20, 2013 12:00 am

Crown Point High robotics team competes at world-class level

CROWN POINT | High schoolers calling themselves the Underdogs pitted their bean-bag-tossing robots against some of the best in the world last month at an international robotics competition.

May 05, 2013 7:00 pm
Rookie team wins robotics award

Rookie team wins robotics award

GARY | The G.I. Frost Bots of 21st Century Charter School received the Rookie Inspiration Award earlier this month at the FIRST Robotics Boilermaker Regional at Purdue University in West Lafayette.

March 28, 2013 12:00 am

T.F. North Robotics Club wins approval

CALUMET CITY | Students at Thornton Fractional North High School are exploring new areas of science with the Robotics Club, approved by the District 215 School Board during its December meeting.

January 02, 2013 8:45 pm
Legos are elementary to these teams

Legos are elementary to these teams

HAMMOND | Indiana State First Lego League Tournament competition was held Dec. 8 in Fort Wayne, where three Hammond elementary school teams and a Highland elementary school team competed with 49 other teams from across Indiana.

January 02, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Cybercats is new student activity group

Cybercats is new student activity group

CROWN POINT | Robots have arrived at St. Mary Community School.

December 28, 2012 12:00 am
Teamwork pays off for 13 area middle schools competing in Lego competition in Hammond

Teamwork pays off for 13 area middle schools competing in Lego competition in Hammond

HAMMOND | Using engineering, computer programming and research skills to build robots and other projects to solve real life problems.

November 03, 2012 7:06 pm Photos

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IUN to host FIRST Lego League Indiana Qualifying Tournament

GARY | Indiana University Northwest will host the sixth annual FIRST Lego League Indiana Qualifying Tournament, one of the state’s largest, from 1 to 6 p.m. Nov. 18. The event encourages young students to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math.

October 17, 2012 12:00 am
Photos illustrate Mars rover's precise landing

Photos illustrate Mars rover's precise landing

PASADENA, Calif. | The robotic explorer Curiosity's daring plunge through the pink skies of Mars was more than perfect. It landed with spectacular style, said a NASA scientist, describing the first images of its mechanical gymnastics.

August 06, 2012 4:45 pm Photos

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Photos illustrate Mars rover's precise landing

Photos illustrate Mars rover's precise landing

Brian Schratz hugs a colleague as he celebrates a successful landing Sunday inside the Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

August 06, 2012 1:06 pm
Photos illustrate Mars rover's precise landing

Photos illustrate Mars rover's precise landing

This photo provided by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory shows the gravel on the surface of Mars' Gale Crater where the Curiosity rover landed late Sunday. On the horizon is the rim of the crater. Part of the spring that released the lens' dust cover can be seen at the bottom right, near the …

August 06, 2012 1:06 pm
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