By Tech Powered Dad | February 20, 2019
Texas Instruments has just launched their second annual “TI Codes” contest to coincide with National Engineers Week. For STEM teachers, regardless of whether you are a math, science, or computer science teacher, this is a great opportunity to get kids involved in writing code in a fun contest. This year’s theme–food! TI is asking students to create a food product which could mean a new code driven cooking utensil, storage solution, nutrition idea, etc. From there, the basic outline of the competition is as follows:
- Form your student team. Come up with an idea and a pitch. Submit it to Texas Instruments.
- The 100 best teams from round 1 will be notified and asked to design their solutions.
- The top 10 designs are given the opportunity to build their product. They will get some TI-Innovator products to help them do this.
- The grand prize winner gets some cool prizes like every team member getting a new TI graphing calculator and a TI-Innovator Rover robot. The teacher-coach gets a $250 gift card to use on their class.
If you’re sold, and you should be, head over to the official TI Codes contest website to get started. First round submissions are due March 25, 2019.