Archive for August, 2011

August 18th, 2011

Roboticist Heather Knight Introduces her new Terrabotic Video Series



Social Roboticist Heather Knight, the creator of Marilyn Monrobot Labs and the recent Robot Film Festival, which was sponsored by Science House (for more on that see the recent report by Science House EVP Rita J. King) generously donated her time to create a series of video and curriculum challenges for our Terrabotic program grantees. The introduction to the series is embedded above. We’ll be rolling out the videos regularly throughout the semester to provide new ideas for robotics teachers and students everywhere.

Terrabotic is a global robotics project for high school students. Participating schools receive a class set of robotics kits to start a school robotics program and also become a part of a network of schools around the world. Via videoconferencing and the terrabotic blog, classes get together to attend virtual lessons, interact with experts in the field and collaborate with their peers around the world.

Thanks Heather! We look forward to sharing your wit and wisdom over the coming months.

August 8th, 2011

MicroGlobalScope an Ashoka Changemaker Candidate

Screenshot from the Ashoka Changemakers STEM competition

Science House Foundation was invited to submit an entry in the Ashoka Changemakers STEM competition. We received notice this week that our entry for MicroGlobalScope was accepted to the next round of review and now Ashoka is asking for reader comment. We invite you to read and add your to our submission.

The entries will be reviewed by judges from Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Opportunity Equation, Alcoa Foundation, Google, and the AFT Innovation fund, as selected by our panel of expert judges which include Caroline Kennedy, Tim Brown, founder of IDEO, and Michele Cahill, Vice President at Carnegie Corporation.

Please support MicroGlobalScope’s entry into the Ashoka Changemaker’s STEM competition by adding your voice!