If it’s related to food, it’s eligible to win the second annual TI Codes Contest. "At TI, we are hungry for future engineers, so we’re always looking for unique ways to increase students’ understanding of and interest in engineering and technology,” said Peter Balyta, president of TI Education Technology. "After seeing the remarkable entries last year, we can’t wait to see what students create this this year as they get creative and compete against other teams around the country.”
Ten semi-finalists will receive a TI graphing calculator, a TI-Innovator™ Hub and a $50 gift card for additional supplies to build their design and showcase it in a video.The Innovator, as it’s best known, is a palm-sized box with a built-in microcontroller that plugs into a TI graphing calculator and allows students to design and test creative solutions.
The public will then vote on their favorite semi-finalist design video and select the winner. Each member of the winning team receives a graphing calculator and TI's calculator-controlled robotic vehicle, the TI-Innovator™ Rover. The teacher that sponsors the winning team also wins a $250 gift card to help cover the cost of future class activities. Even if teams don't make it to the final round, they will still be entered to win random prizes aimed at sparking their interest in coding and engineering design.
Form a team to enter the TI Codes Contest today at www.TICodesContest.com.
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