RobotsNOW Inaugural Robotics Camp

This week was so much fun!  We hosted robotsNOW inaugural robotics camp in Bristol, VA.  We had 25 rising 5th graders attend, and based upon the robots I saw, there were definitely some future engineers in the camp!  During our camp, we learned about: Exciting...

Cyber Patriots!

While this isn’t robots, per se, I believe it fits our theme of fun STEM activities. CyberPatriots is a new cyber security competition that allows its participants to experience real-world cyber security challenges and work to solve them from the perspective of...

Robotics in DoD Logistics!

This summer, I not only had an opportunity to see how robotics were used in real-world applications, I also got to help push the bounds of how robotics may be employed, supporting our military! This summer, I was an intern supporting Analytic Strategies, an analytics...

Japan Loves Robots…and Science, Too!

This summer, my family visited relatives in Japan and spent two weeks touring this beautiful country!  Since this is a STEM-related website, I’ll spare you the “tourist pictures,” but I have to show at least one.  Here’s a picture taken at the...

My Design & Technology Project–ROBOTICS!

At Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology, all freshmen are required to take the Design & Technology Class. This was one of the big reasons I wanted to go here. We got to spend the whole year learning cool skills such as programming micro-chips,...

Shameless Plug for Our Robotics Design Book

For every robotics challenge that my teammates and I face, we must ultimately answer the same question: How do we decide what kind of robot we should build? After facing this same daunting question, year after year, we have learned that using the engineering design...

Maker Faire 2015!

The Maker Faire in Silver Spring, Maryland was absolutely massive!  EVERYTHING was there!  They had countless STEM displays, projects, contests…and even robotsNOW!  My robotics buddies and had a robotics display and did continuous robotics demonstrations.  It...