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Summer camps in Rockford teach 21st-century skills

A summer camp in Rockford, IL, was conducted in person this year. Robots, drones, artistic creations, video production, and (of course) extra SAT prep.

Robotics team at Metea Valley wins national renown

We congratulate the freshman robotics team at Metea Valley HS in Aurora, Ill., on winning an online challenge for inclusivity in STEM.

State robotics championships this weekend

There's a statewide competition this weekend for robotics in just about all 50 states. National competition to follow.

Large-scale DDoS attack shuts us down

A DDoS attack, initiated by criminals on compromised networks of computers, known as botnets, took Voxitatis offline for a moment these past few days.

Company sued for expanding school robo-texts

Technology has made it easy for schools to notify parents in an emergency by robocall or robo-text. But has it gone too far?

Our brain keeps playing simulations, so we survive

A special area of our brain is constantly running "simulations" about what's happening in the world, like some big gaming computer.

Quinn the robot teaches geometry in groups

A robot is helping students learn geometry. Research points us toward moving students into collaborative groups, away from 1-to-1 device use.

Service learning hours lead to a Rubik’s Cube club

The world record for Rubik's Cube fell in Maryland last month, but for other speed cubers, it's done in the name of service and fun.

Elementary kids code a robot into space

A contest asks elementary students (ages 6–11) to program a robot for a space mission. Grand prize: a STEM field trip to Calif.