Wellbotics Will Host Robotics and Coding Sessions in Elmsford NY at The Village of Elmsford Summer Camp
Hear Dr. Pamela Davis in discussion this Friday, August 16, 2019 speak to the program she founder on the Westchester On the Level radio broadcast. Access the broadcast “Live” or “On Demand” using the same hyperlink: http://tobtr.com/s/11450063. Participate by calling Dr. Davis during her scheduled time slot, between 10:30 and 11am. The call-in number is 347-205-9201.
ELMSFORD, NY — August 15, 2019 — Nonprofit Wellbotics will bring robotics and coding to campers of the Village of Elmsford’s Camp Sunshine for the first time alongside Senator Stewart- Cousin’s initiative to increase coding among kids. Wellbotics is a program that combines Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math with Mindfulness (STEAM + M) to help kids and families make healthy choices. The program is designed to promote technological tinkering as a way to build resilience, giving children and families scientifically proven ways to cope with challenging situations.
Founder of Wellbotics, Dr. Pamela Davis, is working with Senator Stewart-Cousins office to provide programming and train volunteers. Dr. Davis is extremely excited to work with the Senator on the coding initiative in hopes to help campers build transferable life skills, develop connections through teamwork, and foster resilience and self-awareness.
Wellbotics will introduce the new theme: Flow. High School mentors will lead groups of elementary school campers. Together they will create and play robot games focusing on both wind and breath. Activities include a robot game featuring operational mini wind turbines and meditation practice using pinwheels.
The same theme will be brought to Riverside Freedom School where Wellbotics will return for the second time. Freedom School is a program of the Children’s Defense Fund and operates at locations around the world. This year, Wellbotics sessions at Riverside Freedom School will include visiting experts that will share information about asthma and other respiratory trauma with an expected attendance of 60-80 children.
Activities to include:
• Three main aspects of Wellbotics: Makerspace, Mindfulness and Motivation
• Interactive activities with robots • Coding
• Yoga and Object Meditation
WHEN: Every Monday from July 8 through August 5
WHERE: WHERE: Elmsford Community Senior Center 10 N. Stone Ave., Elmsford, NY 10523.
The Wellbotics experience promotes connection through teamwork. Research shows that working with others to meet a goal creates a catalyst for both increased cognition and deeper emotional connection. Wellbotics allows children to meet challenges that involve designing, making, and programming to gain real experience with life skills that are essential, especially when dealing with family trauma. Participants learn to problem solve, communicate and cooperate, skills that they can apply in other areas of their lives, while having fun.
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Wellbotics Founder Dr. Pamela Davis: Since her first seizure at ten years old Dr. Pamela Davis has spent a lifetime thinking “with and about [her] brain.” That interest expanded to include interests in Mindfulness, Neuroscience, and Artificial Intelligence.With a passion for academic research Pam earned her doctorate degree in Instructional Media and Technology from Columbia University. In 2016 Dr. Davis combined her interests, passion and profound gratitude to those who helped her in her own battle with breast cancer by developing and offering Wellbotics to children and families dealing with the troubling times that often accompany a family cancer diagnosis.
- Doctorate in Education, Instructional Media and Technology, Teachers College, Columbia University
- Instructor of Record, Coding Robotics and 1:1 Devices, NASA Endeavor STEM Teacher Certificate Program
- Policy Committee Chair, Elected School Board Member, New Rochelle City School District
- Graduate, Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy Teacher Training
- Site Director, Hudson Valley FIRST LEGO League