Needham High School Robotics Club fielded both boys and girls teams at the Arlington FIRST First Tech Challenge (FTC) Qualifying tournament.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Friday, January 11, 2013
Software made by Needham Based Parametric Technology Corporation is being used overseas by a company called Eurocopter.
Eurocopter, an aerospace and defense company in Europe, is teaming up with Needham's Parametric Technology Corp (PTC) to keep track of its spare parts. The company describes this as "the first milestone" in Eurocopter's aggressive goal to increase total revenue by 25 percent before 2020. According to a press release sent by PTC, the company's Spares Configuration Data Management (SCDM) system will help EADS, the company which owns Eurocopter, to manage spare parts across the globe. "PTC has maintained a long-term relationship with EADS, and we are pleased that our technology solutions are now supporting the business goals of one of the world's leading helicopter manufacturers," said Jim Heppelmann, president and Chief Executive Officer, …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
The event was held Saturday, Sept. 8 at Newton North High School.
As the school year gets off and running, Newton recently helped launched the 2012-2013 FIRST Tech Challenge, a high school robotics competition. The New England kick off for this year's game, "Ring it Up", was held Saturday at Newton North High School and featured a large group of local students interested in robotics and FIRST robotics teams, according to a press release from Needham-based Parametric Technology Corp. (PTC), one of the sponsors for the FIRST Tech Challenge. Each year, the FIRST Tech Challenge has a different game, where hundreds of robotics teams from across the country design and build robots to compete against other teams. Newton's on FIRST Robotics team, the LigerBots, competes each year in the FIRST Robotics …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Employees, family and friends of the local technology company PTC participated in the 2012 bike ride, which raised money for the Jimmy Fund.
Employees of Needham-based company Parametric Technology Corporation, or PTC, were among the more than 5,000 riders to participate in the 2012 Pan-Mass Challenge last weekend. A total of 5,450 cyclists from 36 states and nine countries participated in the ride on Aug. 4 and 5, logging up to 190 miles over one or two days with the goal of raising $36 million for adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Team PTC featured 24 riders, including PTC board members, employees, friends of employees and family/friends of a long-time PTC employee who lost his battle to cancer, according to Beth Ambaruch, PTC's director of corporate communications. PTC’s team goal was to raise $156,000. As of the race day, …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Volunteers from Needham-based PTC picked up trash near Cutler Park on Friday, April 27.
On Friday, April 27 Needham-based Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC) hosted a park clean-up as part of the company’s Global Earth Week activities. Volunteers from the local business worked with a representative from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation to pick up trash around Cutler Park close to Route 128/I-95/I-93 in Needham. The volunteers worked for two hours and cleared up two truckloads of garbage including an old mattress, a television set, a car seat, eight tires, a gas tank, about 100 feet of cable and tons of bottles and trash. Located at 140 Kendrick St., PTC is one of the world's largest and fastest-growing software companies, according to the company website.