Where’s Streater? Catch Him Here, There and Everywhere! This Time Building Robots at The Tech Museum of Innovation

The Rod Streater Foundation and The Tech Museum of Innovation
Host Students from P.A. Walsh STEAM Academy

WHAT:
Oakland Raiders wide receiver Rod Streater continues his “Where’s Streater?” journey this time visiting to the Tech Museum of Innovation with students from P.A. Walsh STEAM Academy, a Tech Academy of Innovation. Rod’s love of science and his creative curiosity make The Tech a perfect destination. The Tech is one of only a few places in the country where kids can design, build and program a real robot using sensors, controllers and actuators. Rod can’t wait to see how his robot stacks up against those devised by the P.A. Walsh STEAM Academy students. Following lunch, Rod and the students will tour the Galleries which features interactive exhibits showcasing how technology and innovation are changing our lives. Once again, Where’s Streater? guarantees plenty of learning opportunities and tons of fun.

WHO:
Rod Streater, Oakland Raiders
Thirty-two 4th grade students from P.A. Walsh STEAM Academy (Morgan Hill Unified School Dist.)

WHEN:
Monday, December 7
10:45 a.m. – 1:05 p.m. Rod Available for One-on-One Interviews Throughout Visit
10:45 a.m. -11:00 a.m. Welcome The Tech Museum of Innovation Executives and Rod Streater
11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. Social Robots Mini-Lab (Group A); Tour of the Galleries (Group B)
11:50 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. Lunch
12:20 p.m. – 1:05 p.m. Tour of the Galleries (Group A); Social Robots Mini-Lab (Group B)

WHERE:
The Tech Museum of Innovation, 201 South Market Street, San Jose, CA 95112

WHY:
The Tech Museum of Innovation is a family-friendly interactive science and technology center located in the heart of downtown San Jose, California. It has become a landmark for visitors seeking a glimpse of the most inventive place on Earth — Silicon Valley. Our mission is to inspire the innovators in everyone. Through programs such as The Tech Challenge, the annual team design competition for youth, and internationally renowned programs such as The Tech Awards, honors people doing work to benefit humanity, The Tech celebrates the present and encourages the development of innovative technology for a more promising future.

P.A. Walsh STEAM Academy was one of eight schools selected last spring as Tech Academy of Innovation. This three-year partnership targets schools that work with under-served students and supports teachers and after-school providers to bring engineering design into their classrooms in ways that support Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. Participating educators also receive support to share their engineering knowledge with their colleagues at other schools. In partnership with the Santa Clara County Office of Education and Region 5 After School Partnerships, The Tech is developing a network of model STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs and engineering education leaders with the mission of nurturing the next generation of Silicon Valley innovators.

The Rod Streater Foundation, a donor-advised fund at Silicon Valley Community Foundation, was established in 2014. With signature programs like, “Where’s Streater? Catch Him Here, There and Everywhere”, the foundation provides a channel for local youth to experience activities which promote healthy lifestyles, technology, culture and the arts. The Mission of The Rod Streater Foundation is to create a platform to inspire potential and impart leadership values of respect, responsibility and positive attitude among local youth. For this experience, the foundation is providing a bus for their visit, lunch, along with “Where’s Streater” t-shirts for all of the children, chaperones and the teacher. Visit: www.rodstreaterfoundation.org to learn more about Rod’s foundation.
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