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Glendale Tech on Tap: The Impact Robotics Have on K-12 Education

Post Date:03/21/2017 2:53 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 21, 2017

Media Contact:

Jennifer McLain, Principal Economic Development Officer
818-548-2005
jemclain@glendaleca.gov

Glendale Tech on Tap: The Impact Robotics Competitions Have on K-12 Education

GLENDALE, CA – Enjoy what’s on tap and meet Bing Jiang, co-founder and CEO of Rolling Robots, Inc., as she talks about “The Impact Robotics Competitions Have on K-12 Education.” This Tech on Tap will take place on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the newly renovated (and not yet open to the public!) Central Library, 222 E. Harvard Street, Glendale, CA. Event is free but space is limited, RSVP. Beer will be provided by Pacific Plate Brewing Company, a newly opened business in Glendale.

ABOUT Bing Jiang: Bing Jiang is the co-founder and CEO of Rolling Robots, Inc. – a Los Angeles-based kids tech and robotics playgrounds where kids make and code robots to learn the STEM-related skills. After receiving her master degree in the field of Physics, Bing Jiang enjoyed a successful career working as a technical engineer and engineering manager at the Boeing Company. She has also served as a teacher and mentor at NFTE – Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship. And recently she became a Goldman Sachs 10K Small Business Development Scholar at Babson College.

As the pioneer in STEM education, she led the growth Rolling Robots from one to three locations in Los Angeles area severing thousands of children from age 4 to 14 each year in forms of robot building birthday parties, Robotics and STEM after school workshops and summer camps. Rolling Robots has trained many VEX Robotics Competition Teams since 2013 and the Middle School Team has won the Excellence Award (the highest award) in VEX Robotics World Championship in 2015.

EVENT DETAILS:  Light happy hour snacks will be provided. Brief presentation, long post reception. Thirty minute talk starts at 5:30 p.m. Casual environment with good company and great conversation! 

VENUE: Get a sneak peek into the Central Library, which is at the tail end of a major renovation project. The Library will officially open on May 1, but Glendale Tech on Tap's event will offer a behind the scenes look at the state-of-the-art facility. In addition to fresh new spaces for learning, studying, and collaboration, it will include a MakerSpace, a Remembrance Room, a computer technology lab, six new conference rooms, a reinvigorated teen space, an upgraded auditorium with a green room/audio mixing room and an adjoining catering kitchen, an updated Children’s Room, and more self-service options.

At the conclusion of Ms. Jiang's presentation, there will be a hard hat tour of the library, including the new MakerSpace. 

Parking is free for the first 90 minutes at the Marketplace Parking Structure, 120 S. Maryland, at the intersection of Harvard and Wilson. 

ABOUT TECH ON TAP: Glendale Tech on Tap is a monthly meet-up created to strengthen the ecosystem of technology, innovation and entrepreneurship in Glendale. To learn more, visit www.meetup.com/Glendale-Tech-on-Tap/

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