Mars, Robots, and Fellowships

STEAM++ Presentations: Mars, Robots, and Fellowships

presented by

Bob Barboza

Founder/Director, Barboza Space Center

Thursday, January 24th, 2019

Huntington Beach, CA


The Barboza Space Center in Long Beach, California, offers international fellowship programs to inspire high school students in Cabo Verde and the USA to study science, technology, engineering, visual and performing arts, mathematics, computer languages, and foreign languages.  Using specially designed resources, international students work in teams to create prototypes of robots, satellites, Martian habitats, and Mars science landers.  The fellowships can take the form of workshops, summer camps, or after-school distance learning programs.

This presentation will demonstrate how students participate in NASA Tiger Teams and solve space science challenges simulating those faced by NASA, Boeing, and SpaceX.  Students prototype solutions using both humanoid and other robots, as well as astronaut toolkits containing science experiments particular to Mars.  Their work allows them to explore careers by actually doing work in the fields of space science, physics and robotics.

Bob Barboza is an educator, STEAM++ consultant, software and curriculum designer, astrosociologist, and founder and director of Kids Talk Radio Science as well as the Barboza Space Center.  Bob was the recipient of the 2018 Gohardani Presentation Award in Aeronautics and Astronautics presented by the Springs of Dreams Corporation and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

NOTE:  This program is part of a series co-sponsored by AIAA OC and Golden West College.  It will be held at Golden West College in the Technology Building, Room 102 (Building 19 in the campus map).  Free parking is available in Lot A and Lot B off of Goldenwest Street for guests who register online.  A parking permit for the evening of January 24th will be emailed to each online registrant.  The permit must be printed, placed in the vehicle on the driver’s side dashboard, and the vehicle must be parked in a white-lined “student” parking space (i.e., not “Staff” or metered).

Thursday, January 24th, 2019

Pizza and Drinks: 6:00 P.M

Presentation (free): 6:30 P.M.

Q and A: 7:15-8:00 P.M.



Golden West College, Technology Building (Building 19), Room 102, Huntington Beach, CA  92647


$3 for pre-registered AIAA Members and Golden West Persons,

$5 for others, Free for presentation-only attendees

Please Note:  We cannot accept cash at the door.  Only paid pre-registered people may come in before 6:25 pm.  There is no restriction on who may attend; just sign up by Tuesday, January 22nd at 5:00 P.M.  Please register, even just for the free presentation, to assure that seating is provided.


Registration deadline is:

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019, at 5:00 P.M.


Link to Event Website and Registration

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