Community Outreach

A collection of some of our favorite Community Outreach events!

ESSO Robotics at the YMCA

Since we taught kids at YMCA about robotics last year, we established a new club dedicated to introducing LEGO Mindstorms to elementary school students. Every Wednesday, a small group of our team members commuted to the local YMCA to host a robotics program in conjunction with an existing after school program for elementary schoolers. Week Read more about ESSO Robotics at the YMCA[…]

Talking to the FIRST Director of DE&I

Last year at FIRST Worlds in Detroit, several of our team members faced insensitive comments and experiences about their race and gender. Considering FIRST’s mission to “inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster Read more about Talking to the FIRST Director of DE&I[…]

Interactive Robot Demo, UNH EPIC Program

Over the summer, our day student team members Vincent and Penny volunteered for the University of New Hampshire’s EPIC Program. This program allows elementary and middle school students to learn coding skills through LEGO Mindstorms and Arduino microcomputers. Vincent, the counseling manager for the program, hosted an interactive robot session in which he brought in Read more about Interactive Robot Demo, UNH EPIC Program[…]

International Summer Programs!

Computing Course – in Thailand! Over the summer, our outreach member, Panda, hosted a free Programming and Computer Science Theory summer course for over 80 students in Thailand. Through this two weeks summer session student ages 8-16 were able learn programming and create their own small projects. They were also able to attend Technology Seminars Read more about International Summer Programs![…]