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May 2014 Embedded Vision Summit West Conference Program

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 June 2014 10:42

The Embedded Vision Summit provides a unique opportunity to learn about the hottest topic in the electronics industry today: the computer vision technologies that enable the creation of systems and applications that “see and understand.”

The Embedded Vision Summit program is designed for product creators who want to gain practical knowledge in the design of systems and software that use embedded vision. The program will revolve around two themes: visual recognition and visual intelligence. Within these broad themes, individual talks will cover algorithms, applications, and implementation challenges and techniques.

Link to the Embedded Vision website for more information.



Scholarships offered by area organizations

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 February 2014 12:30 Written by Administrator Thursday, 20 February 2014 00:00

Several organizations are offering scholarships for programs this summer. The technology enrichment courses by Program To Learn offered at area park districts are eligible for some of these scholarships.  Please refer to each program's guidelines and requirements to determine if you and the course(s) you plan to take are eligible.


Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs

As part of its commitment to life-long learning, the Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs (STC) offers scholarships for summer programs/camps to District 54 students currently in first through seventh grades who wish to broaden their education, talents and experiences.  Scholarship awards will be for 100% of the cost of the camp up to $125.

For more information on applying for this scholarship, please see the website at

Download a copy from the district website as a Word document.

Download a copy from the district website as a PDF document.

Submit your application to your school office by the date designated by your PTA/PTSA Elementary Scholarship Coordinator, generally during or before the week of March 31, 2014, but please check with your individual school's scholarship chairperson or PTA president.


Schaumburg Township Elementary School Foundation Memorial Scholarship Grant 2014

Memorial Grant: The Foundation proudly offers memorial scholarship grants for students, which are funded, in part, through contributions received in honor of individuals who have passed away. This grant will be offered to the children of School District 54 to cultivate an academic, cultural or athletic interest to enrich student educational opportunities. Memorial grants will be limited to a maximum of $150 per recipient.

For more information on applying for this grant, please see the foundation website at

All District 54 students are eligible to apply for the Memorial Grant. However, children from families in need or facing extenuating financial circumstances will be given first preference.  Applications must be postmarked by Friday, March 21, 2014.

Download a copy in English.

Download a copy in Spanish.




FLL Illinois Northern Illinois Championship

Nature's Fury

Prepare. Stay Safe. Rebuild

Can FIRST® LEGO® League teams help us master natural disasters?  In the 2013 NATURE’S FURY℠ Challenge, over 200,000 children ages 9 to 16* from over 70 countries will explore the awe-inspiring storms, quakes, waves and more that we call natural disasters. Teams will discover what can be done when intense natural events meet the places people live, work, and play.  Brace yourself for NATURE’S FURY!

The FLL Challenge has 3 parts - the Robot Game, the Project, and the Core Values. - For more information about the challenge, please see the following link:

*9­-14 in the US, Canada, and Mexico

Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert Road, Arlington Heights, IL

View a map of the location

Saturday, February 8, 2014

7:30 AM Doors Open/Practice Tables Open. 
7:30 AM – 10:00 AM Team check-in 
8:00 AM – 11:30 AM Project, Core Values, Robot Design Interviews. Teams check-in at the Judging table prior their first scheduled interview. 
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Lunch Served (Teams eat lunch between other activities) 
11:30 AM – 2:00 PM Ambassador Interviews, and remaining Core Values interviews 
11:40 PM – 12:10 PM Opening Ceremony 
1:15 PM Callback schedule posted at T-Shirt Table in Field House 
12:15 PM –1:30 PM Match 1 
1:45 PM – 3:15 PM Callback interviews 
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Match 2 (Followed by Team pictures and Medal presentation) 
2:30PM – 3:30 PM Match 3 
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Match 4 
4:30 PM – 4:45 PM Top 10 performance teams participate (schedule permitting) 
4:45 PM – 5:30 PM FLL Closing Ceremony 




Sign up for Fall 2016 Courses

Fall 2016:

Bartlett Park District

  • pre-Engineering with LEGO WeDo Robotics    #33513-01  -  11/19, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17  -- REGISTER
  • Computer Game Design   #33513-02  -  11/19, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17 -- REGISTER

Buffalo Grove Park District

  • pre-Engineering with LEGO WeDo Robotics    #261126-01  -  10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12 -- REGISTER
  • Computer Game Design   #261121-01  -  10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12  -- REGISTER

Elk Grove Park District

  • pre-Engineering with LEGO WeDo Robotics    #97503  -  10/17, 10/24, 11/7, 11/14-- REGISTER
  • Computer Game Design   #97502  -  11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12  -- REGISTER

Itasca Park District

  • pre-Engineering with LEGO WeDo Robotics    #220700-01  -  10/17, 10/24, 11/7, 11/14 -- REGISTER
  • Computer Game Design   #220701-01  -  11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12 -- REGISTER

Streamwood Park District

  • pre-Engineering with LEGO WeDo Robotics    #320701-01  -  11/19, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17 -- REGISTER
  • Computer Game Design   #320701-02  -  11/19, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17  -- REGISTER

Schaumburg Park District

  • pre-Engineering with LEGO WeDo Robotics    #16304  -  9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14 -- REGISTER
  • LEGO Mindstorms Robotics I   #16303  -  11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16 -- REGISTER
  • Computer Game Design   #14216  -   10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11-- REGISTER


Winter Break at Schaumburg Park District

  • pre-Engineering mini-Camp with LEGO WeDo Robotics    #16308  -  12/26, 12/27 -- REGISTER
  • Invasion of the ROBOTS!   #16307  -  12/26, 12/27 -- REGISTER

- check back for additional schedule dates for courses!

National Robotics Week

National Robotics Week is organized by an Advisory Council which recognizes robotics technology as a pillar of 21st century American innovation, highlights its growing importance in a wide variety of application areas, and emphasizes its ability to inspire technology education. Robotics is positioned to fuel a broad array of next-generation products and applications in fields as diverse as manufacturing, health-care, national defense and security, agriculture and transportation. At the same time, robotics is proving to be uniquely adept at enabling students of all ages to learn important science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts and at inspiring them to pursue careers in STEM-related fields. Robotics Week is a week-long series of events and activities aimed at increasing public awareness of the growing importance of "robo-technology" and the tremendous social and cultural impact that it will have on the future of the United States.

In May 2009, leading universities and companies appealed to the Congressional Caucus on Robotics to create a "national road-map" for robotics technology. On March 9, 2010, the U.S. House of Representatives passed resolution H.Res. 1055, officially designating the second full week in April as National Robotics Week. This resolution was submitted by U.S. Representative Mike Doyle (PA-14), co-chair of the Caucus, and other members.

For more information, please see the National Robotics Week website.


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