Robotics Team Presents at Google Prep for Prep Program
For the second year in a row, the Upper School robotics team accepted an invitation to present Harvey's robotics program to the Google Prep for Prep program held at Google Headquarters in New York City Sept.10.
The Prep for Prep program mission is to develop future leaders by creating access for young people of color to first-rate educational leadership development and professional advancement opportunities.
The Harvey team was introduced as the top robotics team in New York State, "a premier national powerhouse, and one of the top teams in the world."
Harvey robotics students Logan Alexander ‘25, Blake Friedman ‘24, Katie McCulloch ‘24, Meaghan Sullivan ‘25, and Ben Zilberstein ‘25 took front and center stage to present Harvey’s award-winning robotics program. The team discussed the advantages and opportunities that come from STEM education, then showcased four advanced robots built by Harvey students that made it to the World Championships over the past four years. Each of the Harvey students worked with smaller groups of Prep for Prep students to explain the process of building and coding robots and then gave those students the opportunity to drive the robots themselves. The afternoon ended with Logan, Blake, Katie, Meaghan, and Ben conducting a Q&A session with the Prep for Prep students.
“I have never been prouder of our students,” said robotics teacher and coach Chris Kelly. “They were inspirational!”