Robotics Teams Reaching Out!

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The Robotics Program’s outreach efforts are in full swing with a number of recent events. The goal of robotics outreach is twofold; inspire others’ interest in STEM and have our students learn from professionals in STEM fields. Here are some recent highlights from the past few weeks.

Curiosity visits Quibi: Students were hosted by the head of product at Quibi, the upcoming short-form mobile streaming entertainment company. Here they learned about parallels between their team and real world careers, as well as advice for being a woman in tech fields.

STEM All School Meeting at Marlborough: The teams gave an overview of the program, including a full scale demonstration of a robotics match with all four teams.

STEAM Festival at the Center for Early Education: The Marlbots and Curiosity showed off their design process and demoed their robots at an evening event for students at the Center.

Cosmos visits Larchmont Charter School: Team members gave a presentation to the middle school about their design process, the FIRST Tech Challenge, and the value of iterative design and learning from your mistakes.

Curiosity visits Headspace: Students were hosted by software engineers at Headspace, the popular meditation and mindfulness app. Team members got a chance to share their story and get feedback on their designs and process.

The Marlbots visit No Limits: Team members introduced robotics to a group of students at No Limits, an organization that provides meaningful after school experiences to students with hearing impairments. This outreach was a preview for a robotics and coding class the Marlbots will be teaching at No Limits in March.

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