Robotics Open House encourages students to persue degrees in STEM
POSTED: Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 3:30pm
UPDATED: Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 3:34pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — The first National Robotics Open House in the state welcomed the public Saturday at LSU.
The Red Stick Robotics invited groups from all over the state to show off what they've got. From underwater robots to Frisbee flyers, students and adults informed the public about why robotics is the way to go.
There are 600 STEM jobs that need to be filled over the next few years and now the states only graduating about 100. So the need for science, technology, engineering and math graduates is larger than ever.
And Red Stick says robots are the way to catch their eyes. "There is a real big need right now for stem graduates and one of the way to get kids into stem is by robots all kids love robotic they like to watch and it’s a cool way to get them engaged with stem," said Red Stick Robotics Director, Jason Devillier.
This was the very first year they held the robotics open house and hope to make it and annual event.