Robotics Ed Week 2022
Join us Tuesday, April 5 - Friday, April 8, 2022, for Zoom talks about students' robotics pathways from middle school to grad school and beyond, a fun family robotics night, tips for acing the AP CS exam section on robotics & pseudocode, how to use AI for social good, the role of robotics in rockets to outer space, plus cutting-edge robotics research reports.
All events are free, but pre-registration is required to receive the Zoom link - note there are two recurring Zoom rooms. All sessions will be recorded and made available for the convenience of teachers who need the flexibility to schedule these recordings.Events fill on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tuesday, April 5, 2022 (scroll to see 4 great events for various audiences)
10:40 - 11:30 AM
High School | A Conversation: Robotics From High School to Grad School and Beyond |
Featuring Irie Cooper (USC '24) and Dario Urbina (Ph.D. expected '23)
The human side of robotics research will be the topic of this conversation between Dario, a Ph.D. student from Mexico, and Irie, a USC student who started conducting research with Dario when she was still in high school. They will talk about their research and why it is important to society, then open up a wide-ranging conversation about what attracted them to robotics and research, about how their lives intersect with thier work. Audiences are welcome to ask lots of questions and explore for themselves where their passion for robotics might take them.
03:30 - 04:30 PM
Middle School | FIRST Robotics: Preparing the Next Generation of STEM Leaders and Innovators |
Featuring Joy Uehara (USC '23) and one of her former middle school mentees from FIRST Lego League
Join students talking about their involvement with Robotics - Joy is a USC student in Computer Science who mentors FIRST teams at four different middle/high schools, and one or maybe more of her former FIRST LEGO League teams join her. This is a great chance for middle school students to hear where their passion for Computer Science and Robotics might take them.
03:30 - 04:30 PM
Elementary | Let's code with Root the Robot! |
Come learn what coding and robotics are all about! You will learn the basics of coding through a fun activity, and then you will get the chance to program one of our robots, Root, virtually! Come have some fun with the USC Viterbi BOTS (Building Opportunities with Teachers in Schools) team!
04:00 - 05:00 PM
High School Students & AP CS Teachers | Robotics for the AP CS Exam: Tips from Two Teachers | Featuring AP CS Teachers: Katie Ingram & Jenn Stone
These two experienced CS teachers who have great tips for teachers or students on how to do well on the Robotics and Pseudocode sections of the AP CS Exam. This will be a helpful session for all who attend - teachers and students will have separate breakout rooms to practice using the resources provided by these two teachers in Los Angeles Unified School District.
Published on March 11th, 2022
Last updated on August 2nd, 2022