Major Outreach Programs

GREAT Summer Camp

I founded, direct, and co-teach the GREAT summer camp program, which introduces programming, graphics, and robotics to three different age groups from 4th grade through high school. We have doubled in size every year for the last 4 years, growing from 35 students to 350 students the summer of 2011. We are grateful for support from Novell, Microsoft, Omniture, Xmission, Nvidia, Hill AFB, and the Utah ASTEC program. Look at the GREAT camp page for more information.

FIRST Robotics Competitions

As part of my responsibilities for the NSF Biocentric Robotics IGERT, I have helped foster robot competition clubs in Utah. This last year we doubled the number of First Lego League (FLL) teams and First Robot Competition (FRC) teams. Two FLL teams recently placed in the 2008-2009 Idaho qualifying tournament. In 2011, the University of Utah Technology Transfer division has lead FLL development in Utah and we held our first Regional with 55 teams.

Additional service activities

- Demos chair for World Haptics 2008.

- Session co-chair for ASME IDETC/CIE 2005.

- Invited talks:


I have reviewed papers for