Unified Robotics Kickoff: A Chance to Participate in Change

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Eva Taylor of Unified Robotics
Photo by Andrew LaPrade
Would you like to foster equity? 

From 6:00-8:00pm on Tuesday the 19th of September, Unified Robotics will host its second annual kickoff event at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle.

The event will serve as an introduction to the inclusion-based program, which bolsters STEM participation, self-esteem, and leadership amongst students with and without intellectual disabilities.

Last year the introductory event saw an unprecedented amount of demonstrated interest, and the team hopes to receive a similar response this year.

The timetable of the event will include workshops, testimonials, and a spirited game demonstration. Instruction will be given regarding how to start a team, foster inclusion in schools, and build and program a competition-ready robot.

Potential participants will have the opportunity to dine and discuss robotics in a building dedicated to the exploration of STEM fields. Before the main presentation on the logistics of starting a team, Special Olympics Unified Robotics will provide a dinner free of charge.

Overall, the event will serve as a testament to founder Delaney Foster’s vision. Inspired by her sister Kendall, who is on the autism spectrum, Delaney developed the program with the goal of encouraging participation and opportunity in STEM. On September 19th, any individual interested in the program will have the opportunity to attend and further support this vision.

Email for more information or contact Student lead Andrew LaPrade and program mentor Noelle Foster. Additional information may be found at the website.

--Sammy Murphy 


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