STEM Lecture: Night of Robotics

The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) Lecture Series will be hosting a special “Night of Robotics” event on Thursday, April 4th, from 5:00 – 8:00 pm, at the Menifee Valley Campus, 28237 La Piedra Rd. in rooms 804, 407 & 600.
 
This unique night will highlight the robotics work being done by local students and include a special lecture by NASA/JPL engineer Eric Blood.
 
The STEM grant at Mt. San Jacinto College has been hosting a special STEM Lecture Series on the first and third Thursday of every month this spring semester. This lecture series has brought scientists and medical doctors to campus to discuss their educational and career experiences with STEM students at our school.
 
The full schedule and locations for the event are:
 
5PM to 6PM in Room 805: Students from MSJC, Western Center Academy, and Perris Unified School District will be sharing their robotics work with the community and providing a hands-on demonstration experience. The local middle school and high school students have been involved in robotics competitions through the FIRST Robotics Competition (http://www.usfirst.org/).
 
Our STEM students have been working with the local non-profit Gears2Robots on a project involving Arduino circuits (http://www.arduino.cc/).
 
6:30PM to 8PM in Room 407: NASA/JPL Engineer Eric Blood will be speaking about his work on the Mars Science Laboratory (Curiosity Rover). You can access the mission page for the Curiosity rover here - http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/index.html.
 
To make the lecture available to as many people as possible we will also be webcasting the talk in Room 600 for overflow.
 
Refreshments and snacks will be provided by the Menifee Valley Campus STEM Club.
 
This event is free and open to the public. If you are interested in space and robotics then we hope you will join us.
 
See flyer for details – http://db.tt/qC8ATWcq
 
For more information on the lecture series contact the STEM Student Success Activity Coordinator, Leticia Luna-Sims at lsims@msjc.edu