Intelitek partner, Yaskawa Motoman, joins as a sponsor in helping to promote STEM, coding and robotics in schools, introducing students to careers in technology
Derry, NH – Oct. 23, 2018 – The Intelitek STEM and CTE Education Foundation has announced that Intelitek partner, Yasakawa America Inc., Motoman Robotics Division (Yaskawa Motoman), has committed to being a major sponsor of the 2018-2019 Cyber Robotics Coding Competition (CRCC), happening in 14 states across the United States.
With more than 400,000 Motoman® robots installed worldwide, Yaskawa Motoman is a leading provider of industrial robots, seamlessly integrating cost effective, efficient and safe robotic solutions for virtually every industry and robotic application. Dedicated to inspiring students to become interested in STEM courses and careers in robotics, Yaskawa Motoman collaborates closely with educators and industry professionals across the Americas to help build a relevant workforce training environment.
The CRCC was started in 2017 by the ISCEF Foundation to promote STEM in schools using an online, entirely virtual mobile robotics experience in a game-like user interface. Students in middle and high school participate in class or at home and earn points as they complete progressively more difficult levels or missions. Students love the challenge of a game and CRCC teaches them coding while they are having fun competing with classmates, as well as other classes and schools.
“The need for skilled labor in coding, robotics and automation is on the rise – and is not being fulfilled. We need to ensure that students are exposed to STEM opportunities from a young age. CRCC does exactly that,” said Bob Graff, Senior Sales Manager, Education at Yaskawa America Inc., Motoman Robotics Division. “We are excited to support the competition and see so many students at such a young age have the opportunity to learn the concepts and technicalities of robotic engineering.”
During the months of October and November, students compete online for the first two phases of the competition, learning, practicing and building skills in robotics and coding. Schools that qualify will then meet face to face in each state to compete in the more challenging codeathon finals.
“More than 150,000 students have competed in the CRCC,” said Ido Yerushalmi, CEO of Intelitek, the provider of the platform for the competition. “We see this as a major breakthrough in promoting technology studies and specifically programming of robotics for all students in any school, regardless of resources.”
For more information go to coderzleague.com.
The Cyber Robotics Coding Competition (CRCC) is the first-of-its-kind online competition designed to be interactive and exciting as participants learn how robots work and expand their knowledge of STEM careers. Competitors undertake their missions on Intelitek’s CoderZ Cyber Robotics Learning Environment, a cloud-based platform featuring a graphical simulation of robots. The innovative, online platform has a coding interface where users between 6th and 12th grade can activate a virtual robot, or “cyber-robot,” and watch the results in a real-time simulation. For more information about CRCC please visit coderzleague.com.
Intelitek has been transforming education and bringing robotics into classrooms across the globe through comprehensive technology learning solutions for more than 30 years. The Company’s innovative tools and technologies empower instructors and inspire students to improve the world around them. Intelitek’s sustainable support and professional development ensure the continued success of educational programs. By helping deliver the competencies needed for in-demand careers, Intelitek is producing results for students, teachers, nations, and economies. More information can be found by visiting www.intelitek.com.
About Yaskawa Motoman
Founded in 1989, the Motoman Robotics Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. is a leading robotics company in the Americas. With over 400,000 Motoman® robots installed globally, Yaskawa provides automation products and solutions for virtually every industry and robotic application; including arc welding, assembly, coating, dispensing, material handling, material cutting, material removal, packaging, palletizing and spot welding. For more information please visit www.motoman.com.