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Demand Driving Growth in San Antonio Robotics Community
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Demand Driving Growth in San Antonio Robotics Community

Over 75 people crowded into a meeting space Thursday at the San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology (SAMSAT). The big draw was robotics at the inaugural meeting of the new SATX Robotix meetup group. Its mission is to organize and grow San Antonio’s robotics community to meet the anticipated demand for specialized expertise. Shaun Edwards and Paul Hvass are two former Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) engineers and current co-founders of Plus One Robotics. The duo, with help from others in the robotics community, organized the first SATX Robotix Meetup at SAMSAT. Edwards explained the goal for the group was “to establish San Antonio as a significant and quality contributor to ROS.” ROS—short for robot operating system, is open-source software used as the operating system of a r...
Port San Antonio Reveals Plans for Innovation Center, Science and Tech Museum
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Port San Antonio Reveals Plans for Innovation Center, Science and Tech Museum

Jim Perschbach, who earlier this week was named president and CEO of Port San Antonio, announced a bold strategic vision Friday at an event organized by the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. The Port plans to transform the 1,900-acre campus southwest of downtown into a center for advanced technology, complete with an innovation center that will house the San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology (SAMSAT). Plans are in the conceptual stage to construct a new, 50,000-square-foot facility at Port San Antonio with a showroom for locally developed innovations, in addition to the science and tech museum and a maker space. The concept is in initial stages of development with final concept and projected costs to be announced in the coming weeks, according to a Port spokesperson. The Po...
San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology’s STEM Summer Camp Program
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San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology’s STEM Summer Camp Program

Is your child interested in flying a drone, 3D printing, or shooting a rocket this summer? What if he or she could learn the science and technology needed to do these things in a weeklong summer camp? Students are welcome to learn at the San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology (SAMSAT), a nonprofit museum founded in 2016 to explore the past, present, and future of technology in San Antonio.  The museum delivers STEM education programs in partnership with area educators and other stakeholders such as SASTEMIC, a nonprofit science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education advocacy organization that collaborates with local schools to provide STEM-focused educational programs. The T.J. Natarajan SAMSAT Summer Camp Program each week features a different theme and runs Monda...
SASTEMIC Partners with SAMSAT on STEM Learning Programs
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SASTEMIC Partners with SAMSAT on STEM Learning Programs

Elementary school students clustered around a display of an Enigma machine, German encrypting hardware used by Britain's codebreakers to decipher German messages in World War II. In another room, students were busy with hands-on activities creating museum exhibits about the history, current use, and future of computing. SASTEMIC, a nonprofit science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education advocacy organization, collaborates with local schools to provide STEM-focused educational programs like this one provided to Forester and Northwest Crossing Elementary schools at the San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology (SAMSAT) Monday morning. The nonprofit museum, founded in 2016 by David Monroe, explores the past, present, and future of technology in San Antonio. The coll...