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Lego, National Instruments Promote ‘Hands-On’ STEM Education



The company that brought millions of Technicolor bricks to children’s playrooms around the world now has its eyes on overhauling STEM education.Lego, the toy-block behemoth, has worked with National Instruments for nearly 20 years to

The company that brought millions of Technicolor bricks to children’s playrooms around the world now has its eyes on overhauling STEM education.Lego, the toy-block behemoth, has worked with National Instruments for nearly 20 years to bring more hands-on learning to science, technology, engineering and mathematics. By using National Instruments software that’s based on the same LabVIEW program used by engineers across the country and harnessing it to program Lego robots, students can hone their reasoning skills through creative problem-solving, rather than relying on rote memorization, dry textbooks and staid lectures.“The goal is to get kids interested in engineering and after-school programs based on the same technology they’ll be using after they’re in school,” says Jennifer Dawkins, STEM program manager at National …Lego, National Instruments Promote 'Hands-On' STEM Education
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