|Read about the different
people involved in robotics! Engineers, educators,
students, parents, and many others make robotic
technologies an integral part of society.
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Paulo Younse 21 June 2015
When we first interviewed Paulo nine years ago, he had not been working very long at his dream job as a mechanical engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. In this new interview, he talks about many of the many adventures that came about for him as a result of his job (which he still loves).
Rachel Zimmerman Brachman 5 June 2015
Rachel always had an interest in engineering and the sciences. At the age of 12, when she was only in 7th grade, she invented a special device for the disabled. Today, she works at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory where she shares her passion for the solar system and technology with students and the general public.
Paulo Younse 19 May 2006
Paulo Younse has a dream job... if he takes you on a tour of his
toy shop (i.e., the robotics lab at JPL) you can tell he loves his job! He
can't talk about his work without a large grin on his face.
Dworetzky 19 August 2003
Dworetzky teaches middle school robotics in the Los
Angeles Unified School District. He developed the Mars Exploration Rover
Robotics Education Project and uses many fun
techniques to spark the imagination of his multicultural,
Abrahamson 9 April 2003
Abrahamson designs robotics and robotic special effects
for the television and film industry. Read how
watching movies as a kid and competing at BattleBots
paved the way for a really cool career!
Wooten 2 September
Wendy Wooten has her Ph.D. in biological chemistry and
physiology. Her curiosity to understand how things
work motivated her. Find out more about robotics
and why her students have to be reminded to leave the
classroom at the end of the day!
Morrella is a Regional Director for FIRST Robotics.
He teaches a FIRST Robotics class for grades 9 through 12.
Find out how you can get involved in a robotics program
and how robotics could pay for some of your college
Howard 16 August 2002
Ayanna Howard, PhD, is a robotics engineer at the Jet
Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. At
11 years old, she was inspired by the television program,
"The Bionic Woman" to enter the field of
robotics. Read about this "dream come true"!
Bastoni shares his passion for learning and robotics
through BattleBots IQ. Read how BattleBots are a
tool for making education interesting and exciting for
students of all ages.
Torres-Rangel 26 July 2002
Torres-Rangel is a high school computer programming
instructor and robotics mentor. Find out more about
BotBall by reading her interview.
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Christensen 14 August 2003
Phil Christensen is a geologist and Mars scientist.
Read how the young grad student, who sat in the back of
the room watching Mars scientists vote on Viking landing
sites in 1976, became the Principal Investigator for two
instruments currently in orbit around Mars and two more
headed for landing in January 2004.
Dan Maas 5 November 2002
Maas is a computer graphics artist, whose credits include
creating NASA's Mars Exploration Rovers animation.
He also started his own company while still in his teens.