Category: Technology

Robotics Facility Opened By Conroe ISD

roboticsfacilityOn June 10th Conroe ISD celebrated the opening of it’s state-of-the-art robotics facility located at The Woodlands College Park High School.  The new lab is home to FIRST Robotics team Texas Torque, which includes students from Conroe ISD area high schools.

Sonic, their 2013 world champion robot that cut the ribbon at the 2013 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, cut the ribbon to officially open the lab. For the past several years the team has been operating out of a chemistry lab classroom at the school. The new 12,000+ square foot, multi-million dollar facility will allow the school district to reach out to students of all ages through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs.

If you would like to learn more about the new lab, programs for students of all ages, or Texas Torque, please visit us at, Texas Torque on Facebook, or @TexasTorque on twitter. The team is always looking for new opportunities, members, sponsors and mentors.

iPhone 7 May Feature Flush Camera, Stereo Speakers and Thinner Lightning Port

w1408Over the past six months there have been reports indicating that the iPhone 7 would include several new features, like a flush rear camera and stereo speakers. Tonight, Mac Otakara has issued a new report corroborating several of those rumors, including that the iPhone 7 could include a thinner Lightning port, no 3.5mm headphone jack and more. click here for complete story

UIL adds robotics to list of sanctioned high school competitions

The University Interscholastic League is adding robotics to its long list of sanctioned high school competitions.

The pilot program will run this year with the state championship being divided into two divisions, FIRST and UIL Robotics: BEST. All league-eligible high schools will have access to the competitions. click here for complete story

DJI – Phantom X Concept Drone (video)

We all loved the 1980s’ sci-fi visions of the future — the way drones zipped around, blending in as a natural part of everyday life. What if we told you the predictions made in these sci-fi classics are now reality? With the DJI Phantom X, we turn wide-eyed dreams of future possibilities into fact with multi-angle shooting, AI, obstacle avoidance and free-flight object tracking.

Indeed, the creators of today have always been the dreamers of yesterday. Join the discussion. Reply and #WhatsNext on the future of drones.

Summer camp emphasizes importance of math and science

Teachers became students for a week’s worth of sessions promoting strategies that foster more interest in math and science in the classroom.

From Sunday through Friday, the Teachers Academy, sponsored by ExxonMobil and professional golfer Phil Mickelson was housed at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott.

Third- through fifth-grade teachers from various Houston-area school districts enjoyed an all-expenses paid, week-long stay at the hotel during these training sessions. The main goal was for these educators to walk away with strategies they can use in their classrooms to get students excited about math and science. click here for complete story