Thursday night found me on the red carpet with several Baden Academy nominees for the i5 STEM Video Competition. Fifty-seven competitors entered videos to compete for cash prizes and recognition and collaborated to make quality videos to bring the innovations, issues, individuals, inspiring careers, and incredible income potential Science, Technology, Engineering and Math into the forefront of our media.
The evening included a reception as the finalist videos playing on the big screen; a 3D Doodler was available to play with and create pen drawn 3D printed objects, and Ozobots to program. The crowd gathered in the Omnimax for an amazing keynote speaker, Heather Knight, a Ph.D candidate at Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute who runs Marilyn Monrobot, a robot theater company which creates socially intelligent robot performances and sensor-based electronic art. Awards and recognitions followed in both the middle school and high school categories.
I share below my favorite finalists! Thank you Pittsburgh Filmmakers and the Chevron Center for STEM Education and Career Development at the Carnegie Science Center for such an exciting program.