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Roamer to Appear in Front of the US Congress

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Roamer® received a summons to appear in front of the US Congress. On the 12th April she will attend the STEM on the Hill™ exhibition held on Capitol Hill. There she will appear in front of an invited audience which includes 535 Members of the US Congress and key Congressional staff. The audience will interrogate Roamer on her performance in the “Robotic Performing Arts Project™” created by Oxon Hill Middle School, in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

Prince George’s County Public Schools Arts Integration Project

Arts Integration is an innovative teaching strategy that fuses the arts curriculum –dance, music, theater, and visual arts – with the standard curricula for core subjects, such as English Language Arts, social studies, science, and writing. When there is a natural connection between the two curricula, Arts Integration provides engaging context and enhances the learning experience. Full STEAM Ahead is one of their projects where students use the Roamer educational robot as characters in a movie.

PGCPS Arts Integration Initiative.

At the exhibit Prince George’s County Public School district (PGCPS) will spotlight their commitment to STEM and STEAM. This includes the Arts Integration initiative which involves Roamer’s Robotic Performing Arts project.

The young movie makers from Oxon Hill Middle School, with teacher Kenneth Williams, will support Roamer in answering questions about their exciting project. For those of you who follow Roamer News, you will recall we started the Full STEAM Ahead project just over one year ago. The aim was to show how making robot movies could help develop students technical and artistic skills in a cooperative way.

Thanks to Dr. Ronnie Lowenstein for making this event happen.

 

“At Oxon Hill we call our students Kings and Queens”. The students chose these as the characters in a movie which explains our school’s peace pledge.

Kenneth Williams
Oxon Hill Teacher

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King and Queen Roamer inspecting the guard.

Who is the Event Organiser SETWG?

The Science-Engineering-Technology Working Group has held STEM on the Hill for over nineteen years. It is a set of professional, scientific, and engineering societies, institutions of higher learning, companies as well as higher education and trade associations. The Group’s concern is the future vitality of the U.S. science, mathematics, and engineering enterprise.

SETWG

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