Sam was invited to a Rotary Luncheon in honor of recent grant recipients. He brought his cube-solving robot to illustrate what the funds are helping students do. He raced the robot while the remarks were being made about the grant. The Rotarians were so gracious in their warm welcome, and the pair (Sam and his robot) were show-stoppers. He enjoyed the buffet, too 🙂
Busy day – back at school we had an after-school activity, then the robot popped out afterwards and entertained the kids. Sam did more racing. The robot wins most of the time, but sometimes Sam can beat it!
JPL Engineer Paulo Younse came up to Bainbridge to speak at ALL seven of our schools! He was a huge hit. In addition to being a bright and articulate ambassador for NASA/JPL, he really connects with kids of all ages and encourages them to dream big. He makes what they’re learning in school relevant by showing them math and science are tools they’ll need to do cool things. He also advocates for being a well-rounded person, someone who is a good leader and communicator. We thoroughly enjoyed having him here. This picture is at our house – we gave him a bit of respite between events (12 in three days speaking to 3700 kids!). Sam is racing the robot and just won!
Ben and Kai showing Paulo Minecraft. Can you believe it – we’re able to show Paulo something?
This little boy had robot socks – so cute!
At the high school, driving his rover over some students! Thank you so much, Paulo! We miss you!