When we dream about the future...
We dream about robots...
Why does Coding/Making matter?
Computer Science is one of the fastest growing and highest paying jobs in America! Coding is the 21st century literacy and the need for people to speak the ABC of Programming. Technology is changing so fast that we have to prepare our kids for jobs that don’t exist yet. We teach the foundation of problem solving so you can learn Python, C++, Java, Ruby, whichever language you want. I want you to design your dreams and create your future.
Why are females in technology important?
Why Storytelling with Robots?
Stories are the most formative force of our childhood. The stories we read growing up affect the way we perceive the world as we grow up. For some reason, narratives haven’t been used as part of technology education even though a lot of research suggests that stories are the best way to understand new concepts. For both children and adults. I began to see stories and characters everywhere in the technology world. Robotics requires you to work in teams and use technology to solve all kinds of humanitarian problems. You can use it for art and expression. You can use it in any field!
Where did the idea come from?
For the past few years I've had this idea stewing in my head about a childhood book about a young girl and her robot. It's American Girl meets Wally. I wanted to change the Hollywood narrative about evil robots taking over the world. I'm a huge advocate for women in STEM and for robotics. This seems like a great topic that could really encourage young girls into thinking engineering is very cool.
1. Get girls interested in STEM through a good role model and cool robots!
2. Portray robots in a positive light.
3. Understand human-machine collaboration through storytelling.
4. Get kids playing with physical toys as opposed to computer screens.
5. Build along with book.
Whatever future you imagine,
I hope that it's one that you build yourself
Hi, I'm Carol. I'm a surgical roboticist with a computer science degree from Johns Hopkins University. For the past 15 years I've done research in underwater, field, space, and surgical tele-robotics. My mission is to get kids to love technology through robots.
This is the most fun way to learn about coding! This is an extension of how I see the world. It's creative, imaginative, and alot like learning a language. Learn the ABCs of coding! We also cover: design/prototyping, coding, electronics, and machining so you can start building things that move.
Open your imaginations to the entire world of opportunity.
Women make up 50% of the world but only 12% of engineers! We need to “change the ratio”
to encourage more women to get into technology. Robotics is a cool, tangible way to get our girls
interested in the STEM fields. Let's give our girls the tools to create the future!
I grew up in the Pacific Northwest in the small town of Vancouver, Washington. As a child
loved dance, tennis, and writing in addition to math and science. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to be when I grew up. I knew I loved creating innovative solutions to problems.
I didn't code or build electronics growing up. But I fell in love with coding in college once I realized it was alot of writing - deliberate and powerful. Once I saw that robotics and humans could work together to help people, I followed my heart.
Too often the media portrays robots as evil and taking over the world. Let's put robots in a positive light. We can tell great stories with robotics. Let's not make people fearful of technology, but instead start to understand its potential. It's all about the cool applications! Human and robots can collaborate together to create a new world and solve problems that neither can do alone.
Everyone has a story. Help your robot discover theirs.