To cut the introductions short and sweet:
We are Bits & Bots. We are a team of lifelong learners, dedicated to promoting the STEM fields to under privileged 5th-8th grade students in the Boston area. Essentially, we are a group of overworked and sorta-kinda-really impassioned college kids who want to make a difference in the world. Love us yet?
Our team has 11 students, all of whom attend Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. We are computer science majors, engineers, and business majors. Some of us are minorities in our fields, some of us traveled the nation to attend this college. All of us are part of the Northeastern University Scholars Program. We also have 7 volunteers, 6 of which are members of the Black Engineering Student Society (BESS).
We have many on-campus organizations that support us in our efforts. They include:
We’ll be operating at the Grove Hall branch of the Boston Public Library. You’ll see us there on certain Monday afternoons (we’ll post the schedule later). We chose Lego Mindstorm Robots Ev3 as the to teach robotics and programming to our students. There will be eight sessions, where small groups will tackle a small “byte-size” aspect of programming using the Lego Mindstorm Ev3 Robots. Our volunteers will mentor the groups, and help them along the way.
Our first session is today, so wish us luck!
That shouldn’t be too hard. Really, we just wanted somewhere to write about our process: what went wrong, what really went wrong, list of things we ought to do, our progress so far...
We want this to serve as a testament that we have grown and changed both individually and as a team. We want proof of the struggle, a scale to measure the weight of what Bits & Bots means to us and what it can do for the community. It's more than the your cliched buzzwords. Change. Growth. No.
We are using this blog so that we can modify, revise, and refine this program.
We want this to thrive.