#003: Yücel Tekin — Teaching, Training, and Transcending Barriers to Education
Yücel Tekin is the founder and CEO of Robotum, an organization which facilitates robotics workshops for children and teens between the ages of 6 and 19. Before working on his company full-time, Yücel had experience as the Director of Distance Learning at Atilim University, as a Chief Information Officer in the military, as an ICT Instructor, and more.Robotum acts as a consultant to schools and institutions interested in technology education and competitive robotics. Their talented team of youth builders and programmers routinely attends national and international competitions such as FIRST LEGO League Jr., FIRST LEGO League, and World Robot Olympiad.Having four degrees, Yücel is a well-educated and experienced individual. After completing two undergraduate degrees in Management and Computer Science, he earned his Master’s in Education Technology, before finally achieving his Ph.D. based on his research into the effects of robotics on mathematics.Yücel's websiteYücel's LinkedInYücel's YouTubeRobotum's FacebookRobotum's InstagramRead our 2019 interview with YücelTimestamps:2:00 - Introduction4:10 - The most rewarding part of his job & working with Baskinet University5:35 - How he discovered the Virtual Robotics Toolkit7:40 - What he learns from his students9:23 - Teaching his son and his role as a parent12:58 - The advantages of virtual robotics15:25 - His view on the next 10 years in STE(A)M17:33 - Changing career paths & his educational background21:18 - What the future classroom will look like and why education should be personalized24:06 - His message to the world Sound effects from https://www.zapsplat.com.