The DIRECT lab also focuses on outreach and providing opportunities for underserved communities to participate in research. The most successful program has been through collaboration with several local High Schools to allow Latinx students a chance to conduct summer research. Additionally, this lab actively participates in many other regular outreach events including public monthly robotics nights.

Monthly Robotics Night

Open to all ages: experiences for designing, building, and programming autonomous systems.

School Visits

Elementary and Middle School visits, career presentations, and hands-on robot demonstrations.

High School Outreach

College preparation and key skills discussions. In-depth details of necessary technical and soft skills to join the robotics field.