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Interactive video lesson plan for: How Robots Are Taking Over the World (of Education)

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Google Tech Talk
February 17, 2011

Presented by Dr. Kristen Stubbs.


How do you excite kids about science, technology, engineering and math? Give them robots! Join Kristen Stubbs of iRobot to find out why STEM education is important, how innovative robotics programs are capturing students' imaginations, and what challenges face any robot dreaming of educational world domination. You'll also see how Googlers are supporting robotics education with a live demo of the Cellbots Android app. Come get a glimpse of how robots are changing science, technology, engineering and math education!

Dr. Kristen Stubbs is the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Outreach Program Manager at iRobot Corporation. She supervises iRobot's educational outreach initiative, iRobot SPARK, which includes an educational robotics web portal ( and National Robotics Week. Kristen is a leading organizer of National Robotics Week (, which occurs annually during the second full week of April. The inaugural National Robotics Week in 2010 included over 50 affiliated events with more than 24,000 participating K-12 students.

In 2008, Kristen received her Ph.D. in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University, and for over six years she has been involved in the design and evaluation of educational robotics programs, including robot hardware, curricula and teacher training.

Tagged under: education@google,google tech talk,robotics,stem

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