Creative Robotics for Young Teens (ages 12-14)
Saturday, November 19, 2016, 2-5pm
654 Gilman Street, Palo Alto, CA
Theme: “Inside Out”
Free to attend. $10 contribution for materials requested.
We’ll be building robot puppets that represent emotions and staging a scene from the movie “Inside Out.”
If you haven’t seen “Inside Out,” please join us Sat 11/12 to watch it together. Or you can borrow/rent the movie and watch on your own.
Jp Bida: John Paul Bida is a passionate scientist with a master’s in mathematics from Johns Hopkins University and a doctorate’s in the Biomedical Sciences from the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. He became interested in science education while working on Eterna, a game that allows students to build nano structures, as a postdoc at Stanford. He is a technology generalist with interests in robotics, biology, and computer science and loves watching kids discover the world around them.
Uyen Kry: Uyen is a parent, mentor, community organizer and founder of Girls Innovate!, a non-profit that organizes public forums for families on relevant and contemporary topics. Uyen graduated from Yale University as a Sociology major and from Boston College Law School. She worked in various settings doing regulatory, corporate, family and startup law. All her life, Uyen has been a nonconformist seeking answers to complex social questions. From the young people she worked with in the past five years, Uyen discovered that the teenage years is rife with young rebel talent that has yet to be nurtured and harnessed for the betterment of humanity. Thus she came up with the idea for TeensWorkLife.
Arushi Agarwal: Arushi is a junior at Gunn High School with an interest in biology and languages. For over three years she has volunteered and led Girls Innovate! initiatives via its Teen Committee. This year she is an intern supporting the TeensWorkLife effort.