STEM parent brings own robots to school

On Tuesday, Trevose Day School and Neshaminy Montessori students were visited by a very special guest!  Keith is a parent from our PreK program, and robotics engineer. He’s used robots for STEM outreach for more than 20 years coaching high school and middle school teams in the FIRST, FIRST Lego League, and BEST robotics competitions.  Keith taught the students about the different kinds of robots, famous and notable robots, and the major parts that are used to make a robot.  He also brought two of his robots along: a remote controlled “tankbot” and an autonomous “turtlebot” name Michelangelo.  The students got a chance to drive the tankbot, have Michelangelo use its cameras to follow them around the room, and see themselves through the robot’s “eyes.”

Keep an eye out for our science fair, taking place tomorrow, Friday, March 29!