Philly Robotics Expo hosts more than 700 students, teachers at second annual Tech Week event - Technical.ly Philly

Apr. 24, 2012 11:30 am

Philly Robotics Expo hosts more than 700 students, teachers at second annual Tech Week event

On Monday afternoon, more than 700 students and teachers attended Central High School’s Philly Robotics Expo at Drexel University’s College of Engineering hub, the Bossone Center. More Robots! (Ages 21 and over ONLY): Philly Tech Week Signature Event WHAT: open bar and light appetizers, expo of locally-produced tech WHEN: Fri. April 27, 6-9 pm WHERE: […]

On Monday afternoon, more than 700 students and teachers attended Central High School’s Philly Robotics Expo at Drexel University’s College of Engineering hub, the Bossone Center.

More Robots! (Ages 21 and over ONLY): Philly Tech Week Signature Event

  • WHAT: open bar and light appetizers, expo of locally-produced tech
  • WHEN: Fri. April 27, 6-9 pm
  • WHERE: Moore College
  • RSVP $30 here

At the event, focused on programming related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (known as STEM) and Philadelphia’s rich public education robotics community, students attended workshops across all skill levels, competed in mini-tournaments, and in general, had a chance to play with a variety of autonomous robots made by Philly teams.

The event was organized on conjunction with Philly Tech Week 2012 Presented by AT&T and the Philadelphia Science Festival.

WATCH VIDEO OF THE EVENT FROM NEWSWORKS

The event was keynoted by Penn Engineering professor Daniel Lee, who spoke about the history and future of robotics.

For more on local STEM education issues, see our ongoing coverage.

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