Robotics Ed Week 2023
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
Note: 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
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
Description: 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.
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
Description: 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.
Published on March 11th, 2022
Last updated on October 24th, 2023