Position: Robot Academy Owner

Gail enjoys mentoring Invention and Robotics competitions.  She is the Co-founder and Owner of Robot Academy.  She holds degrees in Computer Science and Economics from Denison University, as well as an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University. She has worked in the Information Technology industry for over 20 years, but her passion is for helping young students to get excited about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).  She is a partner of Ohio Girl Scouts and speaks to organizations about Success with Girls and STEM.  As a teacher and coach of student science teams, her teams placed first and second place on a National (and International) level numerous times as well as placing National Finalists with various Invention Competitions: US Army’s eCybermission (3 times), FIRST’s Global Innovation Awards (2 times), NSTA/Toshiba ExploraVision, National Inventors Hall of Fame, NASA’s Space Day (2 times) and FIRST Lego League (2 times). Her team’s accomplishments have been recognized by the Ohio Senate and Ohio House of Representatives.  We incorporate this knowledge into our curriculum and help kids design brilliant inventions for a fun virtual invention competition or mock shark tank at camps.  Robot Academy teaches online and in-person LEGO Robotics for Arduino and LEGO MINDSTORMS.  We also sell our curriculum to schools to inspire the young students about STEM.  It is a blast.