To mark the first anniversary of Tinker Tank, we invited Adriana Moscatelli, CEO and co-founder of Play Works Studio, to Pacific Science Center on Aug. 16 to chat and demo her team's pet-robot game which is designed to encourage children, especially girls, to discover a passion for science. Below, she shares thoughts on games, girls and the maker movement. Stop by Tinker Tank on Saturday, Aug. 16, 1 - 5 p.m. to chat with Adriana and the stuffed honeybee robots. (Tinker Tank is in Building 3 by the big Denny Way windows.)
Play Works Studio was selected by the National Science Foundation among a handful of companies to receive a prestigious SBIR Phase I award commencing in January 2014. The NSF Small Business Innovation Research / Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) program seeks to transform scientific discovery into societal and economic benefit by catalyzing private sector commercialization of technological innovations. The program increases the incentive and opportunity for startups and small businesses to undertake cutting-edge, high-quality scientific research and development.