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Robotics Competitions and K-12 Education

Enjoy what’s on tap and meet Ms. Bing Jiang as she discusses the impact robotics competitions have on K-12 education. In this talk, which coincides with National Robotics Month, Ms. Jiang will share her experience at Rolling Robots on the growth of children through participation in their programs, and share how young children learn using robots. This special Tech on Tap will not only offer an engaging talk on robotics and education, but take a first look at the Central Library before its re-opening to the general public on May 1st. The event is free, but space is limited so please RSVP.

Bing Jiang is the co-founder and CEO of Rolling Robots, Inc. – a Los Angeles-based kids tech and robotics playgrounds where kids make and code robots to learn STEM-related skills. After receiving her master degree in the field of Physics, Bing Jiang enjoyed a successful career working as a technical engineer and engineering manager at the Boeing Company. She has also served as a teacher and mentor at NFTE – Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship. And recently she became a Goldman Sachs 10K Small Business Development Scholar at Babson College.

As the pioneer in STEM education, she led the growth Rolling Robots from one to three locations in Los Angeles area serving thousands of children from age 4 to 14 each year in the form of robot building birthday parties, Robotics, and STEM after school workshops and summer camps. Rolling Robots has trained many VEX Robotics Competition Teams since 2013 and the Middle School Team has won the Excellence Award (the highest award) in VEX Robotics World Championship in 2015.

The event takes place Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Central Library located at 222 East Harvard Street, Glendale, CA 91205.

Be sure to stick around following Ms. Jiang's presentation for an exclusive hard hat tour of the almost completed Central Library. Featuring new learning and community spaces, the Central library is set to be an important center of the Jewel City’s artistic and cultural life. The renovated library will include a MakerSpace, a Remembrance Room, a computer technology lab, six new conference rooms, a reinvigorated teen space, an upgraded auditorium with a green room/audio mixing room, a catering kitchen, and updated Children’s Room, and more self-service options.

Parking is free for the first 90 minutes at the Marketplace Parking Structure, 120 S. Maryland, at the intersection of Harvard and Maryland.

For more information visit Tech on Tap’s Meetup page or call (818) 548-2005

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