Youth Exploring Science
Bill Stanard supervises the Engineering component and is the Manager of Technology for the Community Science Department.
The engineering component focuses on designing and building robots and interactive mechanically engineered exhibits. Teens use CAD (Computer-Aided Design) software, 3D printers, laser cutters, metal cutting routers to design and fabricate parts for metal robots to battle in one of the USA’s most exciting robotics competition, FIRST’s Tech Challenge. With the robotics competition forming the scaffolding of the design-and-build experience, each of the teens will experience the satisfaction of problem solving, hands-on engineering, and nail-biting competition.