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        The Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers | Cynthia Erenas

        Meet student roboticist Cynthia Erenas in this video profile from NOVA’s “The Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers.” Cynthia is part of College Track, a college success program founded by musician will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas. When will.i.am brought the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition to her school district, Cynthia fell in love with robotics and helped start 10 robotic teams in her neighborhood. Since then, Cynthia has become an accomplished roboticist and received a Dean’s List Award from FIRST founder Dean Kamen. She hopes to pursue a career in aerospace or mechanical engineering. This resource is part of the NOVA: Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers Collection.

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        In this video, Cynthia talks about her journey to becoming a roboticist and her mentor will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas.

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        30 Seconds on Building Your First Robot

        In this video, Cynthia offers rapid-fire advice on building robots.

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        A Big Change in the World

        In this video, Cynthia talks about her dream career in aerospace or mechanical engineering and challenges expectations of gender roles for women in engineering.

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