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Youth Teaching Youth the Fundamentals of Robotics

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June 28, 2013

Youth Teaching Youth the Fundamentals of Robotics

By TMCnet Special Guest
Kevin Bocicaut, TMC Staff Writer

Future doctors, scientists, and engineers lie among us through our youth. Therefore, I think most would agree that it is essential that our young learners are taught how the world operates and the fast-paced innovation and continuous change that is occurring through technology.

Hannah and Rachael Tipperman prove that the future of technology rests in good hands through their hard work ethic and drive to teach children the fundamental basics of robotics. These two twin sisters, who are only 16 years of age and going into their junior year of high school, took their passion for science and technology and transformed it into a project that has lead to many opportunities.

Robot Springboard, the non-profit organization co-founded by the two girls, aims to develop robotics programs in local communities that may not have the resources to start up a robotics program. Recently, the girls had the opportunity to take their skills to the Center for Alaskan Costal Studies located in Homer, Alaska and lead a week long robotics program for the children in the area. There, they were able to teach over 20 children the fundamentals of programming, how to operate digital sensors, and the principles of design. Hannah and Rachel also made it a priority to focus on the getting the kids eager to learn about various subjects such as science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM subjects) and emphasizing the importance of these subjects within the area of robotics.

As the world becomes more technologically advanced, Rachel and Hannah are teaching children the first steps as to what to expect in the future. Come this August, the girls well also lead the same eobotics program in Philadelphia. Rachel and Hannah intend to continue their works with the Robot Springboard organization and plan for it to grow and have a greater effect among the children they teach.

Edited by Rich Steeves

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