By Joseph N. DiStefano

Cool nerds from across the region convened Sunday for a first-of-its-kind carnival for start-ups in Philadelphia.

More than 1,200 engineers, investors, students and artists signed up to spend the sunniest hours of the weekend challenging and celebrating more than 100 start-ups and small businesses that showed off prototypes and perfected products they hope to bring to mass production.

"Chester officials honor school robotics team" in The Philadelphia Tribune

By Tribune Staff Report

February 3, 2017

Chester City Council members and Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland recognized members of the Chester Community Charter School robotics team for its performance in the FIRST LEGO LEAGUE Robotics Competition.

Middle-school math teacher Cashonna Thomas spent the summer researching the aerodynamics of two different drones, alongside a Penn Ph.D. Thomas, who’s been a teacher for the last decade, then used that research to develop a curriculum on aspect ratio for her students at North Philly public school Dunbar Promise Academy. Thomas was one of 10 School District teachers who completed Research Experience for Teachers (RET), a National Science Foundation-backed program with Penn’s... Read more

The GRASP Lab has been awarded a grant by the National Science Foundation to provide a research experience in robotics for middle school teachers in the School District of Philadelphia.