SHPE San Diego is excited to invite everyone to our 2nd Annual Noche de Ciencias (Family Science Night) at the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation! This year’s theme is Robotics and we are excited to have Mr. Lorenzo Santillan as our honored guest speaker, a Dreamer from Mexico and a member of the inspirational robotics team from Phoenix, Arizona who’s story is portrayed in the movie Spare Parts with George Lopez and Carlos Pena.
SHPE San Diego esta feliz de invitar todos a nuestro segundo Noche de Ciencias en el Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation! El tema de este año es Robotica y estamos emocionados de tener el señor Lorenzo Santillan como nuestro orador especial. Lorenzo fue un miembro del equipo de robotica de Phoenix, Arizona Arizona que fue interpretado en la pelicula Los Inventores con George Lopez y Carlos Pena.
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Date / Fecha
Thursday / Jueves
Nov. 5,2015 5:00 – 8:30 pm
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(5:00 – 5:30) Registration, Activities at Tables and Refreshments
(5:30 – 6:00) Welcome and Keynote Speaker Lorenzo Santillan
(6:00 – 8:00) Student Robotics Activity and Parent Workshops
(8:00 – 8:30) Closing and Prize Give-away!
GUEST SPEAKER LORENZO SANTILLAN
Lorenzo will share his inspirational story with robotics and the importance of parents supporting their children.
The 2 hour program walks students through an in depth robotics activity that’ll spark their imagination and gets them thinking about how our world works.
During the course of the program, both parents and students are provided with FREE food and refreshments.
We conclude the program by giving away some cool raffle prizes before sending everyone on their way home.
Best of all, the event is FREE. There is no cost to the attendees. The event is hosted to provide resources for our under-served communities by the following sponsors.
More about Lorenzo Santillan:
In 2004, Lorenzo Santillan and three of his classmates at an urban high school in Phoenix entered an underwater robotics competition sponsored by NASA and the U.S. Navy. Santillan had never seen the ocean and his school didn’t have a swimming pool, nor was he a citizen. Born in Mexico, he was raised in the U.S. without documentation. Despite these obstacles, Santillan and his teammates went on to beat MIT to win the national championship. The story of that victory is told in the film and book Spare Parts (the film stars George Lopez, Carlos Pena, Marisa Tomei and Jamie Lee Curtis). It is also the subject of the documentary Underwater Dreams. As a result of his work in robotics, Santillan became an early symbol of the Dreamer Movement and remains a steadfast advocate for immigration reform.