Teaching Kids to Teach Robots
Ana Golland founded Daedalos Enrichment Programs (Daedalos Academy) in 2014. Ana has over 15 years experience in the education sector working in a variety of organizations teaching kindergarten to primary school children. Ana has a Master of Arts in Ancient Cultures, Religions and Ethnicity from UBC.
Barish Golland has been involved with FIRST LEGO League and running LEGO Mindstorms Robotics clubs for K-12 for the past 10 years. Barish has an M.A. in Educational Technology from the University of Manchester, England, and his real job is Learning Ecosystems Manager at UBC Sauder School of Business.
Thaise Nardelli is passionate about the combination of education, science and technology, having volutneered with FIRST LEGO League Tournaments since 2013. She has over 15 years experience developing and implementing educational programs for elementary, secondary schools and adult learners. Thaise has a Bachelor of Pedagogy and Master’s Degree in Technology.
Yonit Segal completed her Masters Degree in Physics and decided to become a STEM teacher. Besides her experience as a high school teacher, her previous Science Museum work gave her opportunities to share her love of science. Yonit is fascinated by the independence of the youngest students at Daedalos, and how quickly they learn to build and program their LEGO robots.
August Hale is a UBC Mathematics major, originally from Eureka, California. He is the ultimate maker / fixer / tinkerer, patent designing our custom portable FLL tables. With his mathematical genius and excitement for STEM, he is a true inspiration to our students. And did we mention he makes fabulous pies?
Braydan Pastucha is a fourth-year Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics student at UBC. He aspires to be a middle school science teacher and move a generation of young people to critically think and consider multiple perspectives. Braydan works with Daedalos because it allows kids to apply scientific principles to real world and hands-on problems, a crucial step in understanding.
Julia is a UBC student completing a Dual Degree: B.Sc. in Physics and Astronomy & B.A in International Relations. She brings some amazing skills in Coding (Java, C/C++) combined with Camp Counsellor experience to make for an amazing STEM instructor for our students!
Matt Ho is a Statistics and Computer Science student at UBC, with lots of excitement for disruptive technologies and robotics! He brings over three years of international-level robotics experience from FIRST Robotics Competitions, and hopes to transfer the knowledge and nuances he has learned over the years to the next generation.
Davor Egersdorfer has a Masters in Science Education at UBC, as well as a BSc in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of Cape Town. A former teacher, he is passionate about helping kids learn through technology. Working with LEGO robotics at Daedalos was a childhood dream come true! Davor now works as Campus Director for Spirit of Math Inc.
Jessica Ma is a UBC Engineering Physics student with a keen interest in mathematics, neurology, and psychology. She aspires to work on medical applications of engineering. Jessica believes hands-on building is one of the best ways to learn science, and the quality of creations from kids at Daedalos is a testament to that.
Justin Derwee is a Computer Science student at UBC with a passion for robotics, programming, and technology. He brings three years of robotics experience through the First Robotics Competition during his high school years. Through Daedalos, Justin helped promote a STEM environment where kids are able to explore while learning applicable skills.
Ryan Nah is a Microbiology and Immunology student with an interest in anything that isn’t common knowledge. He worked at Daedalos because he wanted to create a low-risk environment where kids are free to experiment and be curious, just as was done for him in his formative years.
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