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Outreach

The GRASP Lab Faculty have involved 44 undergraduate and high school students in research during summer 2009 !!!

INDUSTRY OUTREACH

            Oct 17th Jim Ostrowski (Evolution Robotics Retail, Inc.) EMTM Lecture 

            Oct 24th Yoshiaki Sakagami (Honda Research Institute USA Inc.) GRASP Industry Talk/ Seminar 

            Nov 10th Sachin Chitta (Willow Garage, Inc) IUCRC Meeting  

            Dec 15th Tom Panzarella (Freedom Sciences) GRASP Industry Talk

            Jan 15th Anthony Hoogs (Kitware, Inc.) BLUE STTR Kick-off Meeting 2009

            Feb 16th Rahul Swaminathan (Deutsche Telekom AG Labs in Berlin) GRASP Industry Talk

            Feb 24th David Hanson (Hanson Robotics Inc., Founder/CTO) MEAM Seminar

            Feb 27th Arch Owen (Foster-Miller) GRASP Industry Talk

            Mar 16th Steve Cousins (Willow Garage, CEO) GRASP Industry Talk/Special Seminar

 

K-12 OUTREACH

K-12 Outreach main web-site

 

EDUCATION OUTREACH


July 25th, 2008, Katherine Kuchenbecker gave a lecture, "Haptics: Touch-Based Interaction with Real, Remote, and Virtual Environments," for participants in the Summer Academy in Applied Science and Technology (SAAST) at the University of Pennsylvania. 
Aug, 22nd, 2008, Katherine Kuchenbecker presented a hands-on design activity "Mechanical Engineering in Action!" for PennGEMS: Girls in Engineering Math and Science Camp at the University of Pennsylvania. 
Oct 29th, 2008, Physics 2 students from the Westtown Friends School Science Department visited the GRASP Lab for a tour.  
Oct 29th, 2008, The GRASP Lab gave two large tours for students and their parents from numerous area high schools participating in Nanoday at Penn.
Nov 15th, 2008, SEAS Office of Academic Programs and GRASP organized a very exciting whole day Robotics event for 96 7th-grade
members of the Center for Talented Youth and their parents.
Nov 15th, 2008, Katherine Kuchenbecker presented a lecture "Haptics: Touch-Based Interaction with Real, Remote, and Virtual Environments," for participant parents, Science and Technology Series, Center for Talented Youth Robotics Program at Penn.
Nov 19th, 2008, Overbrook High School's Robotics Team visited the GRASP Lab for a tour and mentoring.
Dec 19th, 2008, Sun Valley High School's AP Physics class visited the GRASP Lab for a tour.
Jan 7th, 2009, Springfield Township High School's robotics class for gifted 9th graders under Tammy Pirmann visited the GRASP Lab for a tour and to speak with some of our faculty.
Feb 17th, 2009, Two GRASP Lab tours were persented to students that particiapted in E-Week through SEAS and the Engineering Student Activities Council, ESAC. 
Mar 27th, 2009, GRASP Lab tours were given to middle school  girls from the Lower Marion School District brought in through AWE and Michele Grab. 
April 4th, 2009, The National Society of Black Engineers, NSBE, at Penn held their second annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Summit to educate Philadelphia middle and high school students and were given a chance to tour the GRASP Lab.
April, 22nd, 2009, The Neumann Goretti High School tech club in South Philadelphia under Natalie Carter were given a tour of the GRASP Lab and visited the SIG Center.
April 23rd, 2009, The "2009 Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day" brought two groups of Penn employees with their children to tour the GRASP Lab.
April 23rd, 2009, Three large tour groups totaling 84 female students from about 25 high schools in the Delaware Valley participating in the WICS High School Day for Girls were given the opportunity for a tour of the GRASP Lab and to speak with some of our female graduate students.
May 2nd, 2009, Katherine Kuchenbecker presented the keynote speech "Please Touch! Haptic Technology for Games, Surgery, and More," at the RobotGames Competition at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada.
May 13th, 2009,
Penn Engineers without Borders brought a group of students from their after school program at Saul High School to tour the GRASP Lab. May 27th and June 2nd, 2009, Jianbo Shi presented his talk "Vison for the Blind" for promoting interest in Computer Science and Robotics to George Washington Carver High School of Engineering and Science students under Scott Koehler.
June 2nd, 2009,
Jianbo Shi presented his talk "Vison for the Blind" for promoting interest in Computer Science and Robotics to Central High School students under Steve Kolman.
June 2nd, 2009, Jianbo Shi presented his talk "Vison for the Blind" for promoting interest in Computer Science and Robotics to Philadelphia High School for Girls students under Harvey Rubin. 
June 3rd, 2009, Springfield Township High School's gifted class under Tammy Pirmann visited the GRASP Lab for a tour and to speak with some of our faculty. 
June 12th, 2009, The SUNFEST students through ESE were presented with a talk from Oleg Naroditsky, one of our PhD students, and were given a tour of the GRASP Lab afterwards.