P.K. Agarwal, regional dean and CEO of Northeastern University–Silicon Valley said there will be a shortage of one million STEM workers in the next five years. So the challenge, he said, is taking people with bachelor’s degrees and re-skilling them to fill those gaps. At Northeastern, the approach is to not just equip students with additional credentials but to provide six months of paid workforce experience through a co-op program to help ensure graduates are ready to hit the ground running once they’re hired. He identified three key things students should leave college having. “You need high-quality experiential learning, that’s one leg of the stool. The second part is that you need a network, … and third is that we also are very passionate about the fact that soft skills are very critical,” Agarwal said. https://www.educationdive.com/news/preparing-students-for-work-requires-revised-approach-to-education/517738/
Team 172’s Blue Alliance scores big during the first official match of the 2018 season. Our bot scored well by using its ability to dominate the scale at any height. Although the bot didnt get a chance to try to levitate itself this game, the team is excited about next round!
Unfortunately, we need to cancel robotics due to the weather.
For those subteams that can work at home (design, programming), we hope that you can take advantage of this day off from school to get some robotics work done. We are now in week 2 and still have a lot to do.
We are both working online this afternoon so if you have any questions, feel free to email.