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Roberto Gonzalez

STEAM Box

Roberto Gonzalez is the Executive Director and Founder of STEAM Box.  STEAM Box develops Scientific and Technology- based programming around the passions and interests of the STEAM Box student body.  The youth at STEAM Box have developed aerial drones, arcade machines, websites, apps, special effects videos, and sent cameras to space.  It has become common for youth to leave STEAM Box with excellent college placement, scholarships, and careers at Technological juggernauts like PLEX, GOOGLE, and NASA.

After graduating from Emerson College with a degree in Sound Engineering, Roberto returned to Providence education as an adviser with the RI College Crusade. He was writing and facilitating Adventure education programs like Colin Powell’s program, America’s Promise. He transitioned Exchange City to suit the workforce development needs of RI youth and educators. He also consulted as a teacher coach nationwide and designed a technology center for RI nonprofit, Inspiring Minds.

During his time at Inspiring Minds, Roberto and his students had the vision for STEAM Box. He designed STEAM Box to be a portable installation where youth can collaborate with the community and learn science through projects based around their own passions. He is not only the founder of STEAM Box, but continues to actively facilitate every day with the youth.  STEAM Box holds the #3 Education Podcast in the world, is a RI Tech 10 Winner, National Samsung Solve For Tomorrow Winner, Apple Distinguished Educator, TED Fellow, PBS Digital Innovator, Henry Ford National Innovator and most recently Metcalf Community Justice Award winner.

My Sessions

Best Podcast in the World – AM

Dr Jorge Alvares High School

STEAM Box holds the #1 podcast in the world in education. We will discuss the role of students processing activities through podcasting. We discuss recording hardware, and editing software from devices we already own, to super fancy and high tech. We discuss tips and tricks for starting your own podcast. Finally, we will demonstrate by […]

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Best Podcast in the World – PM

Dr Jorge Alvares High School

STEAM Box holds the #1 podcast in the world in education. We will discuss the role of students processing activities through podcasting. We discuss recording hardware, and editing software from devices we already own, to super fancy and high tech. We discuss tips and tricks for starting your own podcast. Finally, we will demonstrate by […]

Communications Entrepreneurship Technology
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