In addition to my work in the lab, I have participated in a number of STEM activities aimed at getting kids excited about science and engineering.
Our robot HERB spent two days at the Carnegie Science Center showing off his manipulation skills by sorting blocks.
While at Lockheed Martin Advanced Technologies Labs I led efforts to bring a Robot Raceway exhibit to the San Diego Science festival and the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington D.C.. Here we allowed kids to design and race robotic RC cars.
I have also organized or participated in several STEM programs through both Lockheed Martin and CMU, including classroom visits to local schools in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, CMU Robotics Institute tours, Take Our Child to Work Day and National Robotics Week demonstrations and tours.