Profile: PCS Edventures! Inc (PCSV.PK)
24 May 2019
PCS Edventures!.com, Inc. (PCS), incorporated on August 3, 1994, specializes in experiential, hands-on, K12 education and drone technology. PCS has experience and intellectual property (IP) that includes robotics software, hardware, product designs, and K12 content, as well as turn-key lab packages that teach topics of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). PCS educational solutions are implemented through the development, marketing and distribution of educational products and services that target the pre-kindergarten through university (PreK-12) market and are marketed through reseller channels, direct sales efforts, and through STEM Learning Centers called Edventures! Labs. The Company's Thrust UAV drone division is building a distribution and reseller network for the sale of its retail drone products. It serves markets, such as Afterschool, K6, Technical Education, and Parents and Home Educators.
PCS Edventures! operations divide into different business groups and address different markets as such. PCS STEM products address the K12 STEM education market; PCS EdventuresLab products and services address the K12 home learning market, and Thrust UAV addresses a retail/consumer market focused on drone racing. The Company has developed and is marketing various technology-based educational programs for the PreK-12 classroom market, the K-12 afterschool market, the private learning center market, and the home school market. Separately, and in combination, these lab products present a platform for delivering educational services and support, and create a virtual community of learners and parents on the Web. PCS originally operates experiential learning centers throughout the Western United States. These centers are the origin of the learning philosophy and methodology embedded in all PCS products, curriculum and services.
The PCS BrickLab is a system of building blocks combined with PCS curriculum resources that addresses technology, math, construction engineering, communication, and science principles at the early primary grades. PCS has over 20 curriculum titles that support the PCS BrickLab manipulative package addressing needs for students in the elementary and afterschool setting. PCS Digital Media Labs transform educational settings into technology-driven environments that use digital photography, video, and podcasting to make daily lesson plans engaging. Each Digital Media Lab contains hands-on lesson plans, a hard cover mobile case, digital cameras, camcorders or voice recorders, accessories, and a teacher guide. It is available in elementary and secondary versions for classrooms and afterschool programs.
The PCS Academy of Engineering Lab is a STEM program designed for use within tech-ed programs and is scalable for various environments using over 10 student modules that include hardware, software, lab furniture, and curriculum. Using the PCS Academy of Engineering students develop, design, and produce hands-on projects ranging from catapults to robots in response to engaging challenges in a range of topics. The PCS Academy of Engineering product includes over three primary volumes of mechanical engineering activities. The PCS Edventures Robotics system consists of The Brain, a versatile micro-controller and the Cortex, an engaging programming environment that makes programming fun. This system provides a naturally enabling platform for engaging students in a variety of areas, including computer programming, physics, math, and other topics. PCS Robotics products range from full-scale robotics lab implementations to its RiQ robot kit designed for home users.
The PCS Discover STEM Lab is a modular program that provides activities for afterschool facilitators in the areas of STEM. Modules include hands-on activities that utilize PCS robotics, engineering, digital media, applied math activities and more. PCS offers a range of summer camp packages that provide a complete, turnkey summer camp solution for schools and afterschool programs. Titles range from Farm to Table to Renewable Energy to the Physics of the Ninja. PCS Edventures developed a relationship with Thrust UAV, a local business focused on drone technology that designed and sold components and frames to the drone first person view (FPV) hobby segment in which enthusiasts don goggles and see the drone's eye view as a pilot while flying at 30 to 100 meters per hour. Thrust UAV is focusing on the launch of the Riot, its racing drone product, and a slightly modified version that will be targeting STEM applications. In addition to core products from the Thrust UAV group, the technology developed for FPV racing and drone control systems has application to other fields and products.
The Company competes with VEX, Pitsco, LabVolt, Pasco, LEGO Education, McGraw Hill and Project Lead the Way.
PCS Edventures! Inc
345 W Bobwhite Ct Ste 200
BOISE ID 83706-3943