Sunday, 22 May 2005: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Room 117 (Science & Engineering Resource Center)

Science Education and Careers Day (SCED)

Using Technology to Inspire Students, Teachers and Mentors

Since 1989, FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) has been meeting the challenge of inspiring students to pursue careers in science and engineering through annual robotics competitions. Each year, teams of students, teachers and volunteer mentors create robots which perform complex tasks in the heat of stadium-style events. This session will highlight the achievements made by these students and their teams, and how a robotics competition has brought these people together with academic and corporate sponsors to build a "life-changing" experience for all participants. It will include talks by students, teachers and mentors, a teambuilding workshop and robot demonstrations.
Organizer:Peter Kieselbach
10:00 AM Introductory Remarks
10:05 AM Seeing Chemistry Non-visually; Using Talking Lab Tools to Assist a Blind Studentís Ambitions in the Laboratory
Cary A. Supalo
10:50 AM Robotics as a Vehicle to Achievement, Entrepreneurship and Higher Education
Peter Kieselbach
11:10 AM Break
11:25 AM Non-Engineering Mentoring
Kathie Kentfield
11:45 AM FIRST Robotics in the classroom
David Beck
12:05 PM Lunch
1:35 PM There's No Wrong Way To Get Involved
Sabrina Marie Varanelli
1:55 PM Student Mentorship of FIRST LEGO League
Rebecca Kieselbach
2:15 PM Intermission
2:35 PM Life skills learned through FIRST robotics
Patrick Bogard
Part 1 
2:55 PM Teambuilding - Getting Your Introverts to Work Together!
Kathie Kentfield

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