1. Rachel Burcin
  2. Global Programs Manager & Co-Director RISS
  3. REU Site: Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute REU Site
  4. https://riss.ri.cmu.edu/
  5. Carnegie Mellon University
  1. John Dolan
  2. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jmdolan2/
  3. Principal Systems Scientist
  4. REU Site: Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute REU Site
  5. https://riss.ri.cmu.edu/
  6. Carnegie Mellon University
  1. Zeve Olbum
  2. https://www.zeveolbum.com/
  3. Independent Contractor/Freelance
  4. REU Site: Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute REU Site
  5. https://riss.ri.cmu.edu/
  6. Freelance
  1. Willa Potosnak
  2. https://www.linkedin.com/in/willa-potosnak-4679b119a/
  3. Student
  4. REU Site: Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute REU Site
  5. https://riss.ri.cmu.edu/
  6. Carnegie Mellon University
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    Rachel Burcin

    Lead Presenter
    Global Programs Manager & Co-Director RISS
    May 10, 2022 | 07:49 a.m.

    Greetings!  Welcome to day one of the 2022 STEM for All Video Showcase.  Our team from Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute looks forward to connecting!

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    Christine Royce

    Facilitator
    Professor
    May 10, 2022 | 02:52 p.m.

    Robotics is definitely an interest area for students today. The three ways that are described for making connections to robotics through Carnegie Mellon provide lots of pathways for engaging students, allowing teachers to collaborate, and bringing STEM topics to life.  The materials on the website  provide great opportunities for outreach and dissemination.  The website sounds very intuitive for use.  Thanks for making resources like this available to many teachers!

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    Rachel Burcin

    Lead Presenter
    Global Programs Manager & Co-Director RISS
    May 13, 2022 | 09:00 a.m.

    Christine – so very nice to e-meet you!  Robotics can be visually exciting and another way to engage students in a variety of STEM programs and explorations – especially for teachers of mathematics, CS, and tech. 

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    Christine Royce

    Facilitator
    Professor
    May 14, 2022 | 07:35 p.m.

    Nice to e-meet you as well!  It's great that mathematics is one of the focus areas.  I often find that math teachers may be challenged on how to integrate math into STEM for authentic reasons.

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    Rachel Burcin

    Lead Presenter
    Global Programs Manager & Co-Director RISS
    May 17, 2022 | 08:30 a.m.

    Hi Christine - Math teachers have such an amazing key to learning essential skills to pursue STEM careers.  We have created a series of videos around math and robotics.  I would be interested in hearing about some of the barriers and opportunities. 

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    Nancy Hopkins-Evans

    Facilitator
    Senior Director
    May 10, 2022 | 06:58 p.m.

    I like how robotics was used as an invitation to learning and exploration for K12 students, undergraduate and graduate students and all of this information can be accessed via the CMU website.  I am wondering given the institutional commitment and expertise in robotics if there are opportunities for university faculty and undergraduate students to interact directly with local K12 schools.  As a teacher, I would love to take my students to see a robotics lab in person, a virtual experience or for university faculty or students to visit a school and talk about their research.  Those types of interactions spark interest and serve as inspiration. 

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    Rachel Burcin

    Lead Presenter
    Global Programs Manager & Co-Director RISS
    May 17, 2022 | 08:24 a.m.

    Hello Nancy - so very good to e-meet you!  Within the RISS program, we create opportunities for the students to share what they have learned with members of the community - teachers and students. The scholars and team will be hosting a series of online talks and workshops for undergraduate students interested in learning about robotics. This spring participated in Saturday programming in the city. This fall, we'll be sharing resources at the educator summits in rural areas. 

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    Anna Suarez

    Facilitator
    President
    May 11, 2022 | 01:49 a.m.

    The Robotics Resource website seems like a tremendous resource for middle and high school teachers. How are you disseminating information about the website to educators? Beyond the website, what are your goals in working/supporting K12 educators in teaching robotics?  How extensively are these resources used by teachers and how are you tracking increase in their content knowledge and classroom impact?

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    Rachel Burcin

    Lead Presenter
    Global Programs Manager & Co-Director RISS
    May 17, 2022 | 08:20 a.m.

    Hello Anna - Our focus is on curating and creating robotics content.  Education partners lead design and assessment.  We joined with the PA Department of Education and the Pennsylvania PBS's WQED to create a TV program that provides math instruction.  

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