The Cogcast, Hosted by Cogmation Robotics, is your soon-to-be favourite place to learn about all things STEAM. Featuring interviews, industry discussions, and much more, we can't wait for you to tune in! Created by the makers of the Virtual Robotics Toolkit.
#006: Murtaza Sinnarwala — Student Success, Self-Care, and Skill-Based Learning
Murtaza Sinnarwala is an Apple Education Specialist working in the UAE, though he's worn many hats in the education space throughout his career. After earning a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration in Quality Management, he went on to work as a Quality Engineer at LG Electronics, before later becoming a LEGO Certified Trainer, ATLAB Training Head, and more. In the latter role, he helped the organization to deliver STEM, Robotics and AI Training around the world. Murtaza has been coaching K – University technology and Educators for over 10 years. He is also a passionate advocate for Project Based Learning (PBL) and mental health. What's more, he is a soon-to-be co-author with a book titled 'Amplify Learning', set to launch in 2022.
Murtaza's Twitter - https://twitter.com/MakerMurtaza
Murtaza's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/makermurtaza/
Murtaza's LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/makermurtaza/
Murtaza's website - https://ecanmake.org
#005: Adam El Rafey — Confidence, Curiosity, and the Role of Companies in Education
Adam El Rafey is a super social, 11 year old public speaker, innovator, learning enthusiast and thought leader. He is passionate about reforming the traditional education system, inspiring others to find their voice and to make a difference at any age and strongly believes in decisions being made based on ability and not age.
Adam is one of the youngest TEDx speakers in the world, and has spoken at over 19 major conferences such as GITEX, GESS and Dubai Future Week. He is no stranger to media having been featured in numerous newspapers, TV segments, radio shows and podcasts. He is an Awecademy Alumnus, currently the youngest innovator at The Knowledge Society’s virtual global program and attends both primary and secondary school. He is a big AR/VR enthusiast and science and tech lover. Adam loves following his intellectual curiosity and always finds himself down one rabbit hole or another and emerging with some fascinating discoveries!
The Knowledge Society
- 0:51 - Guest Intro
- 2:12 - Intro
- 4:16 - Finding your voice
- 5:30 - Where he gets his confidence
- 7:07 - The best mentors he's ever had
- 11:14 - Reforming the educational system
- 14:53 - What is kinesthetic learning?
- 16:31 - How parents can foster success for their children
- 17: 57 - Parents' encouragement
- 19:30 - What The Knowledge Society (TKS) gave him
- 21:38 - The next 10 years in STEAM
- 25:05 - The role of companies in education
- 28:00 - Message to the world
#004: Stephanie Carrasco — Educating, Evolving, and Empowering Youth for the Future of Work
Stephanie Carrasco is a Coordinator of Advanced Academics for the Socorro Independent School District, also known as SISD. Located in El Paso, Texas, this district is home to nearly 50,000 students. For four years she has handled academic events for the district, including a decathalon and a huge robotics competition, which we'll hear more about soon. Stephanie has a wide-ranging skillset, having a background in the sciences before earning her Master's Degree in Educational Technology and Leadership from Lamar University. She is a passionate educator who strives to ensure that her students graduate as career-ready professionals who continue to be learners long after they've left the district. Stephanie's Twitter - https://twitter.com/YCarrasco_AA Article: ROBOCOM 7.0 goes virtual - https://bit.ly/3sDO6xP
#003: Yücel Tekin — Teaching, Training, and Transcending Barriers to Education
Yücel Tekin is the founder and CEO of Robotum, an organization which facilitates robotics workshops for children and teens between the ages of 6 and 19. Before working on his company full-time, Yücel had experience as the Director of Distance Learning...
#002: Marvin Castillo — Entrepreneurship, Engineering, and Enhancing Educational Systems
Marvin Castillo is the Executive Director and President of FUNDESTEAM, a Non-Profit Organization specialized in the development and implementation of STEAM education in public and private schools. This organization has already reached 20,000 children...
#001: Marwa Soudi — Tinkering, Troubleshooting, and Teaching During a Pandemic
Marwa Soudi is an engineer, entrepreneur, teacher, and self-proclaimed tinkerer who claims she never uses a manual to build furniture. Marwa has a B.Sc. in Electronics and Electrical Engineering, as well as a M.Sc. in High Power Lasers and Meta-material...