6862 MarcoCiavolino 2019Week3 HelloFromHere 700

Bringing STEM to the Blind and Site Impaired

This is FIRST LEGO League Team 180 Optimum from the Maryland School for the blind (https://www.marylandschoolfortheblind.org). Students from the Baltimore area blind and site impaired student population have been participating in FIRST LEGO League for the past six years. This year, for the first time, they could fully participate in the competition, using a tactile mat developed by Empower Mats (http://empowermats.com) a division of Robot Mats (http://robotmats.com). They can also program in Quorum, a text-based programming language for the EV3 Robotics that is fully accessible. At this Maryland State Qualifier they were awarded first place for their project research. The goal of empower mats is to allow these inquiring young students the same opportunities as their sighted counterparts in competitive robotics programs.

Shot with a Nikon D7500
5568x3712
F 4.5
ISO 2500
10 mm
Cropped and edited in Photoshop CS

EXTRA CREDIT
Using a Nikon 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G AF-P VR DX rented from the great people at Lens Rentals
https://www.lensrentals.com/rent/nikon-10-20mm-f4.5-5.6g-af-p-vr-dx

Assignment:  One of the best things of 52Frames is that we are introduced to fellow photographers from all over the world. We not only get to cooperate together every week in creating an amazing photo album but we also learn from and inspire each other. AND on top of that, we get to see photos from far and near! Every single week the albums open up into hundreds of windows into corners of the world that many of us will probably never see in person. This week we are celebrating the fact that we are an amazing bunch of photographers from all over the place! So it is time to show us where you live…or maybe where you are traveling at this week... :) You can choose to show us your hometown, city or farm with a ‘wider view’ such as a famous landmark or unfamous landmark. Or maybe a cityscape or skyline. Or you can show us a more ‘narrow’ view, for example, the cute barista that makes the best coffee in town, or that blind busker with his patient dog or your special meditation spot under a giant tree.


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Empower Mats
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Tools to empower visually impaired students to participate in competitive robotics programs.

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Build the skills of your current team with our universal training mats. They provide every scenario required to teach all the fundamentals programming and similar robotics systems.

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These amazing mats feature imaginative, play-producing, images designed to provide just enough imagery to spur creativity.

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TechBrick is an independent robotics and STEM education program for home-schooled, public, and private school students in Harford, Baltimore, and Cecil counties in Maryland.

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*enktesis, LLC is a private consultancy, led by Marco Ciavolino, assisting clients in a range of web technology solutions, marketing communications, business development, and communications research efforts. He has been involved in the web space since 1995 and since that time has directly developed and collaborated on numerous web projects from small niche sites to large enterprise projects.  Want to know more? Contact me via email or phone  (marco@enktesis.com / 410-838-8264).   Full contact information at meetmarco.com