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AI Workshop

Introduction to Robotics, Self-Driving Cars and AI with Drones
Monday, October 26, 4pm – 6pm
Cost: $25


Anna Prakash, Dobriyal Priyanka, Abigail Agwai, Oliver Chen, Intel Corp., AZ
Elaina Ashton, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Abstract: Have fun as you learn about virtual robotics, AI and program self-driving cars with this introductory course. From understanding sensors to programming robots for missions, this course will equip you with virtual coding experience in programming robots or drones and understanding AI. No robot required. No prior experience required. A laptop with internet access and Chrome browser will do. This course will also enable you to set up after-school virtual robotics clubs for your local community children. These lessons are taught by award winning teams from Education Empowers Inc. (501 (c) non-profit) as well as Intel Industry professionals.

Presenters' Biographies

Elaina Ashton

Elaina Ashton is an engineering student at Arizona State University, Tempe Arizona. She spends her weekends promoting robotics for girls and underserved children living in the Arizona community. For her dedication to STEM outreach, she received the Cox connect2STEM award, 18 under 18 award and the Chandler Mayor’s Youth of the Year award.




Oliver Chen

Oliver Chen is a Technical Marketing Engineer supporting AI in the Sales and Marketing Group at Intel Corporation. He is passionate about the intersection of leading-edge technology and new business opportunities. He thrives in expanding the STEAM pipeline by making AI and Maker content easier to consume.





Priyanka Dobriyal

Priyanka Dobriyal is a Product Engineer in Datacenter group at Intel Corporation. She has a Ph. D in Chemistry from University of Massachusetts, Amherst and MS from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India. She is passionate about leading STEM outreach related activities.





Abigail Agwai

Abigail Agwai received her BS, MS and Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering for the University of Arizona. She is a Packaging Engineer at Intel. Abigail is passionate about introducing the next generation to the exciting world of STEM.





Anna Prakash

Anna Prakash began her engineering career working on LCDs, HDTVs and handheld communication devices. She joined Intel in 2004 as a Packaging R&D Engineer, focusing on automotive components & super computers. Anna has several patents & papers covering sensors and semiconductor packaging materials & process. Outside of work, Anna is passionate about promoting STEM education for local children. Along with her daughter Elaina, she co-founded Education Empowers Inc., a non-profit, to promote STEM education. Anna is the recipient of the 2019 Intel Hero award, Society of Women Engineers "Prism Award" and the IEEE STEM outreach award for her contribution to technology and the community.