Robotics Outreach at Lincoln Laboratory (ROLL)
Lincoln Laboratory's robotics outreach program was designed in 2008 to stimulate youth interest in science and technology. This program, Robotics Outreach at Lincoln Laboratory (ROLL), seeks to drive students towards math, science, and engineering by engaging students in robotics and similar hands-on activities while fostering a sense of curiosity and accomplishment.
ROLL mentors are available to:
- Sponsor student robotic teams participating in external competitions.
- ROLL assists students in several events and competitions. ROLL mentors teams made of Laboratory employees' children aged 9-18 years. These teams meet every weekend throughout the fall to build and program their robots to perform robotic challenges. See the Lincoln Robotics Teams page for reports on the teams.
Looking for a robotics team to join?
Check your regional contact here.
- Host robotics workshops and in-house competitions.
- Support local communities by supplying mentors to area groups.
- Technical mentors are available for schools, classrooms, scout troops, and groups. Volunteers are available to visit schools, provide tips, and answer questions as needed. Mentors can be requested through ROLL@LL.MIT.edu. The Technical Mentors page shows examples of ROLL's past presentations, demonstrations, and involvement in the community and schools.
Teachers: Contact ROLL if you need mentors, classroom demonstrations, or engineering experts for consult on an as-needed basis. ROLL members are full-time scientists and engineers at Lincoln Laboratory who volunteer their time as part of Laboratory outreach in an effort to share their excitement for the fascinating fields of science and engineering.
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