Regional school robotics teams, and others, will demonstrate their robots to the public 5-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25 at Robotics Night at the Bradbury Science Museum, 1350 Central Ave.
This free event is brought to you by the Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) and generously supported by New Mexico Bank & Trust. Visitors will have an opportunity to see the robots used by organizations such as Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos County Police Department and University of New Mexico Los Alamos.
Ann Ollila, who works on the Mars Rover, also will be on hand to show a short movie on that planet-exploring bot. Have a question about Ann’s work? You could get an opportunity to ask it.
In addition to having an occasion to interact with some of the robots, those interested in starting a robotics teams at their schools will have a chance to learn more about what it takes to make that happen. It’s not too early to start even at the elementary school level.
Participating student teams will be eligible for fun prizes and small cash awards to support their involvement in this activity.
A special “Thanks” goes out to Susannah Rousculp, and her sixth and seventh grade LEGO robotics team called the “Quadrumaniacs,” for helping pull this event together!
The BSMA is the nonprofit partner to the museum with the mission of providing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education opportunities to the communities of northern New Mexico. The BSMA is not part of the museum or the Lab and does not receive funding from the museum or the Lab. The BSMA relies on grants, memberships, donations and proceeds from merchandise sales through the Gadgets Gift Shop located inside the museum. The gift shop is a 100 percent volunteer operation, so store hours vary depending on the availability of volunteers.
Visit www.BradburyAssociation.org for store hours, to become a member, make a donation and find information about volunteering in the Gadgets Gift Shop.
Stop by Robotics Night at the Bradbury Science Museum before the Friday Summer Concert at Ashley Pond Park for fun with robotics teams of all kinds and their programmable friends.