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A Cool Storm is Brewing at SEMICON West 2016

By July 7, 2016 July 14th, 2016 2016-2018 Blog Posts

At Rogue Valley Microdevices we know that combining fun with serious industry-furthering events is a great way to influence long-term innovation. There’s no better way to plant a technology seed than to encourage our youth to experience science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in a creative hands-on way. Entice young students with an exciting robotics-based learning experience — and you may sow the seeds of the next generation’s careers in STEM.

For that reason, Rogue Valley Microdevices will award a complete LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 Curriculum Solution to an attendee of SEMICON West, held July 12-14 in San Francisco. Unlike most tradeshow giveaways (think cute stuffed animals, pens or t-shirts), ours is a “Pay it Forward”-style award. Because we are offering a curriculum solution, intended for classroom use, the winner selects an educational institution that will receive the LEGO MINDSTORMS package from us — but in the winner’s name..

LEGO-based Robotics for the Classroom

LEGO Mindstorms Education EV3 Curriculum Solution represents a complete bundle enabling the teaching of STEM and computer science using robotics. The solution includes LEGO bricks and elements, lesson plans, engineering software and assessment tools, providing educators everything they need to help students build real-life robots using the LEGO platform. The solution supports a variety of class sizes and targets students of ages 10+. The value of the award is $2,419.95.

The EV3 Curriculum Solution includes:

  • One EV3 Core Set and Software for every two students
  • Getting Started Lesson Plan
  • EV3 Design Engineering Projects Curriculum
  • Curriculum-specific assessment
  • Assessing Student Creativity Tool
  • Teacher E-Learning
  • Full customer service and tech support

Enter at Booth #2444 at SEMICON West

It’s easy to enter the drawing. Just bring your business card to Rogue Valley Microdevices’ booth #2444 at SEMICON WEST before the end of the conference. We will draw the winner on July 14th. We will get in touch with you after the show so you need not be present to win. Once you win, you just specify the educational institution of your choice – and we’ll send the EV3 Curriculum Solution to them with your best wishes.

We are thrilled to offer this award. We firmly believe in highly skilled engineering talent, and it is an important part of our corporate culture to spur technology awareness and appreciation whenever possible. Awarding a LEGO Mindstorm Education EV3 Curriculum Solution to an educational institution is one way that we can reach and potentially inspire young minds to consider a STEM career.

We’ll publish something on the winning attendee and educational institution in our next Rogue Valley Microdevices blog post – so stay tuned.