What... (i.e. camp, dance class, birthday party)
        
 
Pick a NYMetroParents Region: All Regions   Manhattan    Brooklyn    Queens    Westchester    Rockland   Fairfield    Nassau    Suffolk  

Resources

   

NYSCI UNVEILS KID-BUILT MARS ROVER ROBOT IN MARS EXHIBIT

     Home  >  Articles  > Local News - Queens
by Melanie Shapiro July 22, 2013

Related: mars rover robot, mars exhibit at nysci, stem education, beatty robotics team,


The Beatty Robotics Team, which consists of Camille, age 13, Genevieve, age 11, and their father Robert, built a Mars Rover robot for the Mars exhibit at NYSCI. The girls, who are interested in STEM education, did most of the work on the robot.
NYSCI Mars Rover in Mars exhibit
Robert, Camille, and Genevieve Beatty built this Mars Rover for NYSCI’s Mars exhibit.

At the Summer of Stars: Astronomy event on Aug. 10 from 12-4pm at the New York Hall of Science, the roboticists behind the new, high-tech Mars-style Rover robot, Robert Beatty and his daughters Camille, age 13, and Genevieve, age 11, from Asheville, NC, will formally introduce their creation at the museum’s updated Mars exhibit.

The Mars Rover, officially installed at NYSCI on June 8, consists of more than 700 parts, many of which the Beatty Robotics team made by hand or machine. The father and daughters were able to equip their robot with a six-wheeled suspension, solar panels, an infrared camera, a thermal sensor, sonar sensors, and other advanced technology. Camille and Genevieve did much of the work and assembly on the project themselves and were part of the installation and testing procedures at the museum. The kid-friendly exhibit allows visitors to drive the Rover through the Mars landscape on a mission to uncover infrared-emitting rocks that may provide clues to signs of life on Mars long ago.

The update to the Mars exhibit at NYSCI will show young visitors that anyone can build a robot, even kids just like them, and maybe even inspire them to become interested in STEM fields themselves.

 


Get Your FREE Indoor Activity eGuide!

More Local News - Queens Articles

Little Apple Preschool to Expand Facility for 2015 Semester
Bayside Music School Offers Young Kids’ Class, Private Lessons
JEI Learning Center Opens Floral Park Location
Bayside Dance Studio Offers New Program and Classes
Mathnasium Learning Center Offers Preschool Program

Be a good fellow parent and share this with a friend who would be interested
Email Friend

Local Local News - Queens Sponsors

Joe the Magic Man
Queens, NY
917-723-0460
Joe for comedy magic that will amaze and tickle yo...

Cakes by Magic Dream Parties
Forest Hills, NY
212-470-8489
MAGIC DREAMS CAKES If you can dream it, we can ba...

Simplicity Yoga Studio
84 Main St
Kings Park, NY
631-546-8894
Simplicity Yoga Studio offers classes for all leve...

Oak Meadow
Brattleboro, Vermont
802-251-7250
Oak Meadow's creative, experiential homeschooling ...

Landmark Preschool
11 Burr Road
Westport, CT
203-544-8393
Landmark of Ridgefield Academy is an independent s...
See Our Local News - Queens Directory

local zones

Nassau

Nassau cont.

Suffolk

Suffolk cont.

Westchester

Westchester cont.

Fairfield

Rockland

Rockland cont.

Queens

Queens cont.

Brooklyn

Brooklyn cont.

Manhattan

Copyright 2014 NY Metro Parents Magazine Site Design: THE VOICE