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Kids + Robots = Movie Night

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Last night I was fortunate enough to preview Bots High,  a documentary about kids and robots.  The screening took place at  the InfoAge Science and History Learning Center,  and was sponsored by the Institute for Exploratory Research.  Fair reporting: I’m a member of this new maker-space in Wall Township NJ, offering the community a place to come learn about electronics, robotics, and other technologies.  We had a small but decent turnout for a Thursday evening, and I live-tweeted some of my favorite lines / moments of the film under the #botshigh.

The state of math and science education in the US is in a decline. Compared to the rest of the world, the US ranks 24th in science and 28th in math. Furthermore, there’s a large gender gap. 16% of college engineering students are female. 10% of professional engineers are women.

I was especially heartened that a family with a young daughter decided to make an outing last night.   The film follows male and female students as they design, build and compete with their robots.  I won’t give it all away because I want you to go see this film!

Written by marahrosenberg

7 October 2011 at 7:14 pm

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