C-STEM in the News
C-STEM has participated at the first California STEM Symposium in Sacramento. The symposium is well attended by over 2,000 STEM educators, researchers, professionals, and industrial representatives, and policy makers. C-STEM …Read More..
Angel Baez and Andrew Robbins each pressed a button on their palm-size robots and bumped them together to sync them. Baez then held his cylindrical robot like a steering wheel, shooting Robbins’ across the table. The two California Middle School students had fun Thursday familiarizing themselves with the new robots. But what seemed like play also served as the foundation for lifelong analytical thinking, including the basics of algebra concepts the boys must understand to graduate from high school.Read More..
The C-STEM Center hosted its first annual C-STEM/NCWIT Girl’s Leadership Camp for Computing and Robotics for middle school girls on July 22-26, 2013. Sruti Modekurty, a past NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award national runner-up and NorCal Affiliate Winner and electrical & computer engineering student at Carnegie Mellon University, led this program along with two UC Davis female students and six high school girls. It was attended by 15 middle school girls from the greater Sacramento region. The girls who participated in the workshop were given Barobo robotics kits to take back to their middle schools so they can start computing and robotics clubs of their own. Mentors from the GCRC will meet with the clubs over the 2013-2014 school year to facilitate the development of these clubs and their participation in RoboPlay Competition.Read More..