Mobot_A kits

Thanks to technology developed at the University of California, Davis, with funding from the National Science Foundation, educational robots are now available to make 21st century skills accessible to students at a reasonable cost.

The launch of the Mobot-A kit follows a successful Beta program where over 300 robots were used in more than 30 high schools and middle schools to teach STEM subjects. As 3D printers become more and more common place in the classroom there’s a need for engaging projects and curriculum to tie this powerful tool into science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects.

Here is a video that shows how instruction in math aligns with building and using robots in the classroom:

MobiSocial Computing Lab at Stanford University

The MobiSocial Computing Lab at Stanford University is pleased to announce a video competition for high-school students, as a first-step in our high-school outreach program.

We are inviting high-school students to show off their imagination with a short video, no longer than 3 minutes.  You are encouraged to collaborate and enter the competition as a group.  There will be two awards: the People’s Choice and the Judges’ Choice Award.  Each winning group will receive a $1000USD scholarship, thanks to our sponsor Google.  Submit your video at  by May 20, 2013.

Why Imagine Mobile?

Our research lab is in an excellent position to get high-school students interested in computer science. Our research focus is mobile and social, two topics that young people are interested in. In addition, we have developed various app platforms that make it easy to create mobile and social games. How cool would it be if a student can create a game that he or she can play with a friend on their mobile phones!

As a first step, we want to invite high-school students to brainstorm about future mobile experiences. Students only need to submit a concept video — there is no need to know anything about programming. We want to get their creative juices flowing, help them tinker and they will naturally want to take programming courses to learn more.

More information about the Stanford MobiSocial Lab can be found at

Email contact: Joy Kim

XSEDE13 National Computing Conference

UCSD Invites High School and Undergraduate Students to a National Computing Conference
XSEDE13 National High Performance Computing Conference Student Day

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 – San Diego Marriott Marquis Hotel and Marina

The San Diego Supercomputer Center, the University of California, San Diego, XSEDE and the National Science Foundation is inviting high school and undergraduate students to participate in one of the premier high performance computing conferences in the country as part of XSEDE13 Student Day. This exciting opportunity provides students with a chance to immerse themselves in the field of computational science research. Student participants will have a chance to meet peers with similar interests from across the country during a day filled with hands-on science, a bioinformatics panel discussion with national leaders in the field, student focused talks, a luncheon where you will share a table with a researcher of your choice, a student poster session, highlighted internships and a visualization showcase. Hurry and sign up today for this great opportunity! Space is limited.
Registration fee: $25.00 

The complete registration fee is being subsidized by the National Science Foundation.
Application Deadline: May 15, 2013

For complete conference information and to download the Student Day application, please visit