Over the past year we have followed a new robot fighting team for this seasons BattleBots on the Discovery Channel. Spoiler alert… things did not end quite all sunshine, rainbows, and a giant nut (the trophy awarded to the winning robot). The team did have an amazing time and experience with the BattleBots community. Join us as we have a conversation about their robot journey with the Kentucky Science Center’s Youth Science Summit.
STEAM for the Youth
The Youth Science Sumit is aimed to expose middle and high school students to careers in STEAM (Science, Technology, Art, Engineering, and Math) by connecting them with professionals in a variety of fields. People working in these careers are important to Samtec and help us manufacture the best interconnect solutions on the market!
The Journey is the Reward
We hope to teach the kids that join the summit that sometimes the journey is the real story. Not all designs knock it out of the park every time. Making it to the BattleBots competition, with a fully functioning, super powerful robot, and beating out 500 other teams to get there is an amazing accomplishment. At Samtec we celebrate that process, and in our design cycles, if we do fail, we fail fast and recover faster!
Join the Conversation
If you have a student in middle or high school, they can join the interactive zoom link on the events page. If you have a younger kid, or you are maybe a little older kid yourself and would like to listen in, you can watch the event live on YouTube.
Youth Science Summit Events Page
Full line up of speakers at the Science Summit includes;
Dr. Harshini Mukundan (Los Alamos, NM) – from Los Alamos National Laboratory is a professor working on diagnostic tools that can identify any infection.
Dr. Joel Karpiak (Philadelphia, PA) – from GlaxoSmithKline is a biochemist using computer algorithms to develop new drugs to combat a variety of illnesses.
Heather Ferrer (Boston, MA) – from Partners in Health analyzes data to help inform the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 policies and responses.
Lekha Devara and Onu Udoh (Louisville, KY) – medical students using their knowledge to address health disparities through their group Grow502.
University of Louisville graduate students – “3-Minute-Thesis” competition.