WHAT: Boys and girls from over a dozen elementary schools will demonstrate the numerous ways in which technology and engineering add value, innovation and invention to daily lives in the fourth-annual robotics challenge and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) expo hosted by two California State University Northridge professors. Events will include robots—programmed and engineered by students—competing in an obstacle course, as well as a NASA Space Challenge.
WHO: Students from the following elementary schools: Stanley Mosk, Castle Bay Lane, Pacoima Charter, Haskell STEAM Magnet, Santa Monica Blvd. Community Charter, Victory Blvd., Haddon STEAM Academy, Hart St., Encino Charter, Canoga Park, Plummer, Stonehurst, St. Genevieve and Fenton STEM Academy.
WHEN: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 6
WHERE: Matadome, California State University Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge 91330
BACKGROUND: Organized by Education Professor Susan Belgrad and Computer Science Assistant Professor Dr. Li Liu, the event is co-sponsored by L.A. Unified and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab. It is funded by PPG Aerospace and a NASA grant.
Please note: Black-soled shoes are not allowed on the gym floor at the Matadome.