Press Releases

Students advanced from FIRST Robotics Competition putting custom-built robots to the test; others win honors for design, sportsmanship, partnerships Kansas City, MO–Five local high school robotics teams earned slots at the international FIRST Championship, April 26-29 in St. Louis, during the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition...

Kansas City, Mo. (February 25, 2017)--The Flying Penguins, a neighborhood team from Overland Park, Kan., took home the top honors from the FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) Regional Championship at Metropolitan Community College’s Business & Technology Campus on Saturday, Feb. 25. The competition included more than 400...

  August 18, 2016—As students across the metro return to school this month, a record number will explore the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through Project Lead the Way, which uses project-based learning to give students hands-on STEM experiences. According to an analysis by...

KC STEM Alliance Awards $10,000 in scholarships and the chance to test project marketability in ‘Make It REAL’ Workshop on June 3 Kansas City, MO (April 20, 2016)—More than 300 students filled Union Station’s Sprint Festival Plaza with innovative solutions to problems large and small during...

  Kansas City, MO (Jan. 22, 2016)--Martha McCabe has been named Executive Director of the KC STEM Alliance, a collaborative network of educators, businesses and related organizations working together to inspire interest in science, technology, engineering and math. Since the organization launched in 2011 with funding from...

Elementary and middle school students solve real-life environmental problems with research, ingenuity, LEGO bricks and robots Kansas City, MO (January 11, 2016)—More than 400 students in fourth through eighth grades will come together Saturday, Jan. 16, to compete in the FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) Regional Championship at...

New movement encourages area girls to explore opportunities in computer science through outreach, mentoring and hands-on learning Kansas City, Mo. (December 7, 2015)—In an era where new technologies are responsible for life-altering advancements in every field from medicine to entertainment, women are not well represented in...