NJ STEM/STEAM poster competition for the town and Hubotics STEM program at Parsippany Troy Hills Elementary

Hosting organization: Human Robotics – HUBOTICS a non for profit organization

County: Morris

Total Attendees: 170

The Human Robotics – Hubotics a non-for-profit organization is dedicated to fostering STEM education and innovation among young students. They organized two events in March in partnership with STEM pathways that gave elementary and middle school students a chance to demonstrate their STEAM skills and learn from robotics experts. More than 170 students were
positively impacted and inspired by our events. The first event was a STEAM poster competition, in collaboration with STEM NJ Pathways. The event was hosted by Aarjun Bodade, the lead mentor of the Human Robotics organization. The students presented their creative ideas and concepts related to science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. The judges were amazed by the students’ work and ideas, and the event was attended by over 80 people, including Parsippany Mayor and Kiwanis Lt. Governor. The Parsippany High School robotics team also participated in the event and motivated the students to explore robotics. The second event was a visit by the Human Robotics organization’s Hubotics team to Troy Hills Elementary School.

The Hubotics team showed STEM projects and learning to 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. The school principal and teachers appreciated the event and invited them again for future STEM events. These events helped the young students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, expand their knowledge, and discover various topics related to STEAM, which can help them in their future careers. The Human Robotics organization’s role in promoting STEM education and innovation is vital, and events like these are crucial in providing valuable learning opportunities for young students. It is important to continue to support and promote these efforts to encourage the development of STEAM education and inspire the next generation of innovators and problem solvers.

Some of the learnings of the kids from these events are:
 How to apply STEAM concepts to real-world problems
 How to present their ideas and concepts effectively
 How to work in teams and collaborate with others
 How to learn from robotics experts and mentors
 How to explore robotics and other STEM topics