Oct 23, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Pacific
What You'll Do:
This program will introduce the participant to the basics of Arduino microcontrollers, breadboards, electronics, programming, and robotics. They will learn about analog and digital inputs and outputs, basic sensors, motors, and building an obstacle avoidance robot using the Sparkfun Inventor’s Kit version 4.1. This workshop is at the novice level but will require participants to get the kit on their own and do the pre-work.
Skill Level:There are no pre-requisites. This is an introductory course for children 11 years and older as well as adults.
Skills you will learn:Build electronics on a breadboard Programming a microcontroller in Arduino Sketch
A kit is required for this program:
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About your Facilitator:Carlotta A. Berry is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. She has been teaching engineering and robotics since 1999. She has held several workshops for K-12, boys and girls club, girls scout, as well as adults on robotics, engineering and electronics. She is one of the founders of Black In Engineering and Black in Robotics which have a mission to promote racial equity and eliminate bias in STEM.
Carlotta A. Berry is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. She is the 2021-2024 Dr. Lawrence J. Giacoletto Endowed Chair for Electrical and Computer Engineering. She has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Spelman College, bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, master’s in electrical engineering from Wayne State University, and PhD from Vanderbilt University. She is one of a team of faculty in ECE, ME and CSSE at Rose-Hulman to create the first multidisciplinary minor in robotics. She is the Co-Director of the NSF S-STEM Rose Building Undergraduate Diversity (ROSE-BUD) Program and advisor for the National Society of Black Engineers. She was previously the President of the Technical Editor Board for the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Computers in Education Journal. She is also a member of the 2021 ASEE fellow class.
Dr. Berry was selected for the 2021 TechPoint Foundation for Youth Bridge Builder award as part of the TechPoint Mira awards. She is also one of 30 Women in Robotics You Need to Know About 2020 by robohub.org, Reinvented Magazine Interview of the Year Award on Purpose and Passion, FIRST Indiana Robotics Gamechanger Award 2020, Women and Hi Tech Leading Light You Inspire Me Award 2018 and Insight Into Diversity Inspiring Women in STEM. She is mentor for her daughter’s Girl Scouts FLL and VEX robotics team, Gamer Girlz. During 2020, she worked with colleagues around the world to start two non-profit organizations, Black In Engineering and Black In Robotics. They have a mission to bring awareness to systemic racism and inequity in STEM, build community, advocate for diversity, equity, inclusion and connect with allies and sponsors. Her research interests are in robotics education, interface design, human-robot interaction, and increasing underrepresented populations in STEM fields. She has a special passion for diversifying the engineering profession by encouraging more women and underrepresented minorities to pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees. She feels that the profession should reflect the world that we live in in order to solve the unique problems that we face.Follow them at: