Leadership – STEMup

2020 and Beyond


The Robonauts continues to bridge the gap for our underserved communities by  teaching Leadership skills to students at MPESD after school program in San Jose, California. Our new program is called STEAM UP- especially designed to teach students leadership skills. The mission is to provide innovative leadership training to support a persons journeys through Middle and high School. The program is offered to all students regardless of gender.

We introduced topics related to leadership and STEM. Class consisted of 45 minute sessions once per month for 6 months via  Zoom (video Meeting ).  We taught thorough animated videos, discussions that focus on developing and learning leadership skills. Through sharing stories and practicing skills, participants gain a better understanding of how to advance their own skill as well as support their peers. This is an ongoing program which will run every school year from October – April.

Topics taught this year included: 

        • Growth Mindset
        •  Feedback, Persistence
        •  Negotiation
        • Cyber Security
        • Communication
        •  Purpose, Body Language and why it matters