Mission Statement

A not-for-profit foundation that operates in the public interest to encourage a prosperous, sustainable future through education and experience in engineering, science, technology and innovation.

The foundation believes that technological advances should be driven by the needs of humanity and that an inspired knowledge of science, engineering and technology can positively influence quality of life, career options for young people, and the prospects of future generations.

Because life’s inspirations begin in childhood, the foundation will support children in their discovery, appreciation and enjoyment of science and technology by providing resources, experiences and learning opportunities.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Blogging in the Garden with Jennifer Kabat

The GRLIC garden initiative brought in a special guest this week to work with students working in the garden at RCS this summer. Jennifer Kabat,  a well known blogger and local resident, came by for some blogging fun. Jennifer spent a couple hours with student gardeners in the garden and on the computer. Students were encouraged to write about things that they had done in the garden so far this summer. Read more about what the students are doing in the RCS garden check out this blog!
http://rcsgardenclub.tumblr.com/
See what the kids are doing!

Look for more blogs to come.

Check out GEOFun! another great adventure for Kids from GRLIC!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

GRLIC teams up with Andes Sprouts Society for Stop Motion Amination Workshop

GRLIC and the Andes Sprouts Society Teamed up this last Wednesday for the first in a series of workshops for kids of all ages.  On Wednesday, July 13, The GRLIC Radio Club Program was treated to a workshop on stop motion animation. Zohar Kfir presented the workshop and kids created a short stop motion animation by the end of the workshop. Kids learned about how mini movements make up stop motion animation. Also that it take 12 frames per second to make a stop motion animation. Each kid used a computer, software and a webcam to take the pictures of small plastic farm animals to create their final movie. GRLIC would like to thank Roxbury Central School for use of their computer lab for this workshop.

On Wednesday, July 20, Kids 10 and up are invited to a Blog workshop with Jennifer Kabat local blogger and writer. If you are interested in this or other workshops, please register by calling 607-326-4754 for reservations. This workshop is free! but space is limited.

Roxbury Sidewalk Festival a big success!

This year's sidewalk festival was a big success! With over 50 vendors this year, many people spent the day walking around the tree lined Main St. Many people could be found eating summer fare such as the RFD's hamburgers and hot dogs or the Rotary's ice cream cones. While others sat in the shade and listened the other sound of Polish Moses and Horseshoe Lounge Playboys.  Children spent time making crafts with artists from the Roxbury Arts Group and tasting treats from the Organic garden at Roxbury Central School. All in all it was a beautiful on lovely Main St. Roxbury.

This year's GRLIC Technology Award Winner is ....

Kaitlin Brew, graduating Roxbury Central School Senior. Kaitlin received a Dell Inspiron Duo with Microsoft Office software/. The award was given out at the RoxburyCentral School Graduation Ceremoney on June 25th. Jennifer Schuman, GRLIC Presiden gave out the award.  Kaitlin plans on attending TC3 for college. Pictures to follow.

GRLIC also gave out awards to WIOX morning program hosts- Steven Futterman, Christian Schor and Michael McAfee for their dedicated service to WIOX and for continbuting more then 600 hours of volunteer time since August 2010. Each recipient of this award receive a frame certificate from WIOX and GRLIC.