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 led LEGO Mindstorms Robotics clubs for K-12 for the past 10 years, winning the Coach/Mentor Award at the 2017 FIRST Lego League BC Regional Championship. Barish has an M.A. in Educational Technology from the University of Manchester, England, and is the Learning Ecosystems Manager at UBC Sauder School of Business.
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 is a childhood dream come true!
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.
Ryan Nah is a fourth-year Microbiology and Immunology student with an interest in anything that isn’t common knowledge. He works at Daedalos because he wants 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.
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.
Jessica Ma is a second-year 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 second-year 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 hopes to promote a STEM environment where kids are able to explore while learning applicable skills.
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