SHEbots

When:  Sunday, November 13th, 10:30am – 10:50am

Where: Maker Exhibit Hall Stage at the George R. Brown Convention Center

Description:  Dancing SHEBot !  Demonstrating how EV3 can be use to do super fun project during your hang out time with friends!  Talking about how to play like a girl that likes STEM !

Tech / Craft / Mindset:  Robotics, Women in STEM

Speaker(s): Jane Taylor and Pop Panel

About the Speaker:

Jane Taylor is the Founder and President of Bot Shop LLC. Bot Shop is an innovative one-stop shop specializing in integrating Robotics and Energy Education into K-12 public janetaylorschools, informal education, non-profits and outreach programs. As a full-service consulting firm, Bot Shop provides turnkey solutions for effectively engaging youth in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through making. We support robots in education from the classroom to competition.

Jane Taylor began teaching middle school science in HISD in 2000 after graduating from Lamar University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and joining Teach for Americas-Houston. She used robotics as an instructional tool in her science class in 2001 after securing a community grant which purchased LEGO Mindstorms RCX robots and registration fees for First LEGO League. In response to the amazing reaction from students to this new technology, Jane created a course name Project Based: STEM in 2004 and established one of the first robotics elective courses in Houston Independent School Districts. She went on to successful designed, developed and implemented grassroots robotics competitions, after school programs, and course curriculums throughout Greater Houston and Harris County areas.

Jane currently serves as advisory and game designer to the 4H SET AgriBotics Robotics Challenge, as the chairman for the SHEbot Initiatives for GIRLS in STEM, and has been recognized as the Teach for America “Energy in Education” and numerous National Teacher of the Year. She has studied educational robotics at Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy and is a certified LEGO Education Academy Master trainer. Jane has been involved in the Houston’s competitive robotics community for over 14 years as a coach, mentor, and sponsor and has been instrumental in the growth of the regional robotics community. Jane has presented at SXSWedu, TCEA, ISTE and NSTA conferences on STEM Education topics.