The Barboza Space Center’s Robotics Showcase Comes to SoCal this Summer
Looking for something to do with the kids this summer, or maybe something super cool just for you? Why not check out some robots? Bob Barboza, a long time CUE member, has put together an impressive line up and his showcase is coming to Long Beach and Los Angeles, California this summer, free of charge!
Barboza, who has has recently been honored as this years recipient of the 2018 Gohardani Presentation Award in Aeronautics and Astronautics, a certificate and award sponsored by the Springs of Dreams Corporation and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, works with high school students participating in the Occupy Mars Learning Adventures Fellowship Program. His students are currently designing and prototyping robots, satellites, Mars science labs and Martian habits. Barboza is hoping to share with educators by bringing the Mars Robotic Showcases to Los Angeles and Long Beach California this August. At least 20 of the top robots used in education will be displayed at the showcase. A hands-on, fun packed experience will be expected for all!
Check out the following press release with all the details:
Master robot designers and builders are coming to Long Beach, California. Bob Barboza has invited some of the most creative robot designers and builders to showcase their robots and support technology at an event that is free to the public. He has called upon Apple, Microsoft, Sony, Texas Instruments and Barnes and Noble to provide cutting edge products, training materials, software and hardware. It is rare to have such a collection all in one place at one time.
The general public will have an opportunity to witness hands-on demonstrations of humanoid and other types of robots. Members of the Robotics Society of Southern California and Riverside, for instance, will be demonstrating robots built with 3D printers and artificial intelligence, rolling robots, and custom robots. Audience members will hear about STEM solutions that are leading the way in K-12 education, as well as in the larger community. Students who have been designing and building robots will display their work. And throughout the day, attendees will be able to ask questions and glimpse technology that has the capacity to change the way we learn and live. Of special interest to many will be demonstrations of ways in which technology is enhancing the lives of children and adults with disabilities, as well as people identified with autism.
Among the most inspiring projects for young people is the Barboza Space Center’s Fellowship Program. These five-day events staged in schools engage students in simulating the tiger teams used by NASA to address challenges of interplanetary travel. Themed around the Occupy Mars Learning Adventures, the fellowships provide abundant opportunities to put knowledge into practice in dynamic and memorable ways. Aspiring astronauts, designer’s and engineers will find specific information about participating. The Long Beach Robot Showcase has something of interest for everyone seeking to understand and participate in the world of robotics. You can catch it Saturday, August 25 at the Long Beach VA Blind Learning Center Auditorium , 5901 East 7th Street, Building 166, Long Beach 90822.
The Barboza Space Center will also stage a Robotics Showcase Saturday, August 4, at The East Los Angeles Rising (formerly, Boys and Girls Club), 324 N. McDonnel Avenue, Los Angeles, 90022.
Both showcases are free to the public. Times: 10:00 AM. To 3:00 PM both days. The robot showcases are projects of the Super School Design Center (SSDCC), a California 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations of both money and STEM learning materials will be used to promote participation by K-12 students in summer and after-school robot & STEM programs.
THE LONG BEACH ROBOT SHOWCASE
Super School Design Center Production
California Nonprofit Corporation