VOLUNTEERS (mentors/coaches) and GUEST SPEAKERS

Thanks to the efforts of our volunteers/guest speakers, we provide high-quality educational experiences for students and teachers alike. If you are interested in sharing your scientific, technical, engineering, or artistic expertise with the youth of Pittsburgh, please contact us. We welcome new volunteers and guest speakers.   

A volunteer is an individual who represents Team RobotiX on a regular basis as a coach or a mentor.  Our volunteers MUST have PA clearances to work with children.  We do not consider a guest speaker (at a community event, workshop, or field trip) a volunteer of our organization.

Apply for clearances at http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/resources/clearances/index.htm.  “The Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance can be submitted and paid for online through the Child Welfare Information Solution (CWIS) self-service portal.  Submitting an application online allows individual applicants to receive their results through an automated system that will notify them once their results have been processed.”

Visit http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/cs/groups/webcontent/documents/document/C_135249.pdf for additional information about volunteer clearances.

Our previous and current coaches, volunteers, and guest speakers include, but are not limited to:

Volunteers/Guest Speakers:

Reid Simmons: Research Professor at Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute

Steve Huber: Chief Operations Officer (COO) at Astrobotic Technologies

Mitch Kosowski: Robotics Engineer (from Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute)

Gene Merewether: Robotics Engineer (from Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute)

Alvin Chou: Robotics Engineer (from Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute)

Gautam Narang: Robotics Engineer (from Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute)

Lu Lyu: Robotics Engineer (from Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute)

Jaghvi Mehta: Robotics Engineer (from Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute)

Erin Cawley: Instructional Technology Specialist / Teacher

David Khani: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at CONSOL Energy

Ryan Cahoon: Software Engineer at Google

Joe Graner: Retired Mechanical Engineer

Dan Arnett:  Research and Teaching Assistance at Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute

Adam Riddle:  Programming mentor (Java)

Dr. David Carbonara:  Professor / Director of Instructional Technology at Duquesne University

Parent Volunteers: Bill Hyatt, Roxanne Zeisloft, John Gregory, Laura Gregory, Vivekanandan Krishnamoorthy, and Lina Rastogi

 

Coaches:

Kim J. Hyatt: Associate Teaching Professor at Carnegie Mellon University

Mike Dischner: Retired Teacher

Jay Clayton: Retired Machinist

Subha Venugopal: Software Engineer at BNY Mellon

Katie Scherer: Attorney

Suzanne Wynne: Treasurer and Grant Writer at Team RobotiX

Adam Wynne: Senior Research Engineer at Robert Bosch, LLC

Eric Zeisloft: Vision Applications Engineer, The Proud Company

Aaron Hartman:  Owner, Bits to Pieces (3D Printing Store)

Carnegie Science Center: SciTech Days 

Carnegie Science Center: SciTech Days 

For additional photos of our volunteers, guest speakers, and coaches, see the tab "What We Do" and click "Connecting with STEAM Professionals."  

CONTACT US to learn about volunteer opportunities in your area.