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Robotics Ed Week 2023

Celebrate National Robotics Week 2023 with the USC Viterbi K-12 STEM Center! Robotics Week inspires students of all ages to pursue careers in robotics and other Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields. Join us Monday, April 10 to Friday, April 14 for exciting Zoom sessions and in-person lab tours on the USC campus!

The K-12 STEM Center develops strategies and builds initiatives to meet the needs of a diverse population, specifically in efforts to increase the representation of female students and African American/Black, Hispanic/LatinX/Latine, Native/Indigenous students in its STEM programs, such as Robotics Open House. Some of those efforts include outreach, mentorship, and scholarships. However, all STEM Center programs are open to all students in compliance with Federal and State law, as well as University policy.

Robotics Ed Week 2023 Schedule

  All events are free, but pre-registration is required to receive the Zoom link or arrange your on-campus lab tour. Zoom session registrations will close 24 hours before events, the Friday afternoon before Monday events, and/or when capacity has been reached

Legend:  Elementary Students | Middle School Students High School Students | Teacher Sessions | Parents | Administrators

Monday, April 10, 2023

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM on Zoom

An Introduction to FIRST Robotics

Elementary Students | Middle School Students | High School Students | Teacher Sessions | Parents 

Facilitator: Monica Paredes, Anjola Fajemisin, Kira Valensi, Mila Burton, and Natalia Castillo, High School Students & FTC Robotics Team #16795 GALAXY members, Girls Academic Leadership Academy

Ever been curious about what it’s like to take part in a robotics competition? How does one go about starting, funding, and managing a robotics team? In this session, high school robotics team members will go over their personal experiences in taking part in a robotics team, how to start a team, and how to keep a team going.  Their team, GALAXY, is a high school robotics team that competes in the FIRST Tech Challenge, a Robotics competition that’s part of the Gala Robotics Program.

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1:00 - 2:00 PM on Zoom

Using Robotics to Fight Toxic Lake Algae

High School Students

Facilitator: Isabel Rayas, & Chris Denniston, USC Computer Science PhD students

Learn about how we can use robots to explore natural aquatic environments! We will discuss current research in environmental robotics with the goal of understanding harmful algae growth in freshwater systems. Our research investigates planning algorithms that robots can use to effectively gather information for scientists to study.

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Check Out What Happened In Robotics Open House 2022

Published on March 11th, 2022

Last updated on October 24th, 2023