Robotics & STEM for Youth

For Kids in Grades 3-5

Join students from the Fembot robotics team from the Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School for an introduction to STEM and robotics. Meet the robot the team uses in competition!

Registration required. Register online using the form linked below: https://forms.gle/U4wmF5ZPW3n3ijGi6

This program will take place at the Kennedy Library.

Wed, December 04
4:00 pm — 5:30 pm
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For Kids in Grades 3-5

Join students from the Fembot robotics team from the Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School for an introduction to STEM and robotics. Meet the robot the team uses in competition!

Registration required. Register online using the form linked below: https://forms.gle/U4wmF5ZPW3n3ijGi6

This program will take place at the Kennedy Library.

500 Hoes Lane Piscataway, NJ 08854

Kennedy Library

500 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, NJ 08854

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12-Foot Elf Brings Holiday Cheer to Downtown New Brunswick

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - You've heard of Elf on a Shelf. How about a Sidekick in New Brunswick?

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To the Editor:

I’ve written before about how discouraging it is to go to Piscataway Town Council meetings and find a stonewall of non-response from the Council and Mayor when residents raise important issues.  Last night, we saw them actually respond, with hostility and personal animus, around two issues:

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Promoting Your Event to TAPinto's Readers is Easy and Affordable

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