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Michel leads the development and expansion of BotsIQ in southwestern Pennsylvania. She collaborates with partner organizations to provide hands-on projects and learning opportunities for youth and works to raise awareness and interest in manufacturing career pathways. During her time with BotsIQ, Michel has expanded programming to include BotsIQ Academy, the Close the Loop program, and the BotsIQ Cobot Challenge. Her responsibilities also include managing all BotsIQ events and competitions, fundraising activities, marketing and public relations, providing school support and teacher professional development.

Maria works with high school career counselors, administrators, BotsIQ teachers, students, and parents to share manufacturing career-related opportunities. Through BotsIQ’s Close the Loop program, Maria helps students develop individual career plans and provides career training including resume and cover letter writing, career portfolios, and mock interviews. She collaborates with regional workforce investment boards, post-secondary training centers, colleges/universities, and manufacturers to find and create these opportunities for BotsIQ students and assists manufacturers in the development of facility tours, job shadowing, co-op and internship programs.

Liz supports BotsIQ’s expanding list of educational manufacturing events for the Pittsburgh Chapter NTMA. She assists with the planning and coordinating of BotsIQ’s Competitions, teacher professional development sessions and student related trainings throughout the school year. She is also the main point of contact for coordinating the Pittsburgh Chapter’s continuing education events for industry professionals, the Annual Golf Outing and other special events.

In addition, Liz manages the Pittsburgh Chapter NTMA’s machinist apprenticeship related theory training program assisting both apprentices and employers throughout the region.

Oula support BotsIQ’s mission to provide all students with an opportunity to explore manufacturing. She designs hands-on activities and projects aligned to in-demand technical skills for youth to explore careers in manufacturing and STEM.  Oula’s lessons are created as a co-teaching model that not only impact the students in the classroom, but also the educator, serving as a professional development opportunity for them to connect educational standards to technical skills needed by industry.

Oula also coordinates and leads BotsIQ’s summer camps and out-of-school activities.

My goal here is to help as many students as possible learn real manufacturing skills no matter what age they are. I have worked with several companies doing coding, manufacturing, inspection, and maintenance. Currently, I am finishing up a double major in engineering sciences and mechanical computer aided design. I am here to help others learn the skills I have, however I am always sharpening my own skills and learning something new.

Suzanne works to develop, design and implement innovative educational programs that educate students and educators.  By blending academic insights with real-world applications, she strives to inspire a commitment to STEM education, workforce development and robotics.  She works directly with students and teachers participating in BotsIQ’s program, RoboRecharge, which closes the gap between manufacturing,  business and robotics.  With a passion for STEM education, Suzanne strives to educate students and organizations with the knowledge and skills needed to take the next steps in their career paths. 

John supports BotsIQ by creating marketing materials for BotsIQ programs and enhancing the BotsIQ social media presence. He works closely with BotsIQ’s corporate partners to create content that helps connect people to the manufacturing industry. He also helps with outreach efforts for the Pittsburgh Chapter NTMA by spotlighting member companies who take an active hand in workforce development.