EDINBURG, Texas – FIRST in Texas, a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring K- 12 students in the STEM fields, has teamed up with MathWorks to help FIRST students develop advanced computing skills.
MathWorks is an American privately held corporation that specializes in mathematical computing software. Its major products include MATLAB and Simulink, which support data analysis and simulation.
FIRST in Texas is a statewide nonprofit that teaches robotics. It has a strong presence in the Rio Grande Valley.
“This is hot off the press,” said Jason Arms, executive director of FIRST in Texas. “I am proud to announce FIRST in Texas now has a collaboration with an amazing organization called MathWorks. MathWorks are the creators of something called MATLAB, a machine learning and algorithm platform. And that is AI learning. And it’s really robust. It’s used in a lot of industry. And it’s even included in smart cars.”
Arms continued: “We’re really excited about the MATLAB component. And, exclusively for us here in Texas, our agreement with them is… it will give our robotics teams access to six of their engineers and those six engineers will be holding office hours for any of our teams across this great state to access those brilliant engineers to talk to them about coding, AI, machine learning and how to really advance some of that advanced coding and programming skills using their FIRST robotics platform.”
Arms believes the collaboration will help the FIRST students create better robotics teams and develop the more advanced skills needed to go into the high tech industry.
Editor’s Note: Here is an audio interview with Jason Arms about the FIRST In Texas-MathWorks collaboration:
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