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Non Profit Activities    Free Robotic, Science, Art & Responsible Technology Presentations & Demonstrations

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Our Non Profit Activities

In 1995 MRISAR staff/family members John Siegel & Victoria Croasdell-Siegel decided to found and experiment in the development of a non-profit (MOSSA) next to the development of their for-profit (MRISAR) which also - to a degree - functions like a nonprofit. Their hopes were that the for-profit would fund their own humanitarian & environmental research & development and the non-profit would receive donations to cover the basic material needs of the three programs/projects that the Siegel's had created, staffed and funded themselves. These programs/projects were; 1- a "free" robotic, science, art and responsible technologies demonstrations and presentations to educational facilities and the general public. This included private demonstrations where they brought smaller “Hands On” exhibits to Abuse Shelter Residents (women & children) so they could enjoy them. 2- a small “free admission” robotic, science and art center. 3- a program that recycled & repaired hundreds of broken computers from industry, and handed them out to the underprivileged, in order to develop computer skills that would improve their employability. The Siegel's worked on the computers and maintained and repaired them for free and without compensation to themselves. During ten years of running the small "free admission" science and art center and many years of the computer program, only $53.00 was dropped into the donation box and they received no grants.

In 2004 the Siegel's met a group called “The Friends of Pichon” that had some compatible goals and they merged their nonprofit with the group in order to help them develop a school project and educational enrichment programs in a remote village in Haiti. They changed the non-profit name to “Education for Prosperity”. Now that the Haiti project is fully developed and consists of a number of buildings, it has been entrusted to another non-profit in Haiti.

We are now in the process of updating our nonprofit filings, changing its name from “Education for Prosperity” to "Fellowship of Applied Wisdom for World Harmony" and making it functional for US programs in North Dakota. The Siegel's have never received any compensation for their non-profit work.

 

 

                        

 

            

 





 

"Free Robotic, Science, Art & Responsible Technology Presentations & Demonstrations"

Images are chronologically posted (some prior to the creation of MRISAR)

 

MRISAR staff/family members John Siegel, Victoria Croasdell-Siegel, Autumn Siegel and Aurora Siegel From 1991 to the present we have been providing "free" robotic, science, art and responsible technologies demonstrations and presentations to educational facilities and the general public, while incurring all expenses for these events out of our own budget. This includes private demonstrations where we have brought smaller “Hands On” exhibits to Abuse Shelter Residents (women & children) so they could enjoy them. 

 


 

Free "Hands On" Robotic, Science & Art Demonstration & Presentation;  9-1991

 

 


 

 

Free "Hands On" Robotic, Science & Art Demonstration & Presentation;  5-1992

 

          

 


 

 

Free "Hands On" Techies Day Tour;  10-2001

"Careers In Responsible Technologies"

 

MRISAR staff/family members John Siegel, Victoria Croasdell-Siegel, Autumn Siegel and Aurora Siegel set up a free "Hands On Science & Technology Center" for the day in the gymnasium of Washington Elementary school in Owosso, Michigan, to honor "Techies Day". Over 2,000 students attended. The students were able to experiment with science exhibits like the Pentiductor, a mobile probe robot, a robotic arm, the Human Conductor, the Kaleidoscopic Viewer, solar panels and interactive art. They also heard a presentation on the importance of careers in responsible technology. The presentation was to help bring awareness to the importance of using technologies to provide environmental and humanitarian solutions. Among the subjects covered are alternative energy, low environmental impact technologies, adaptive technologies (to improve the quality of life for disabled individuals) and how important science, math and even art are to being able to take an idea and turn it into a working prototype.

 

            

 

         

 

           

 

         


 

 

Free Responsible Technologies; School Tour  2-2006

MRISAR staff/family members John Siegel, Victoria Croasdell-Siegel, Autumn Siegel and Aurora Siegel presented and demonstrated aspects of responsible technologies before different groups of students at the Washington Elementary school in Owosso, Michigan. Over 2,000 students attended. The presentation was to help bring awareness to the importance of using technologies to provide environmental and humanitarian solutions. Among the subjects covered are alternative energy, low environmental impact technologies, adaptive technologies (to improve the quality of life for disabled individuals) and how important science, math and even art are to being able to take an idea and turn it into a working prototype. Below; Autumn (age 14) and Aurora (age 11), Siegel, demonstrate before a group of students about the importance robotics can have in saving peoples lives. Here they simulate removing unknown objects from a public location via a 5 fingered robot arm mounted to a wheeled platform and controlled by a panel. The robot has a camera on it that will allow for telepresence operations. This application can also be effective for removing toxic chemicals, searching for survivors in collapsed buildings, etc.

 

 


 

 

Free Responsible Technologies: Career Day  3-2006

MRISAR staff/family members John Siegel, Victoria Croasdell-Siegel, Autumn Siegel and Aurora Siegel presented and demonstrated aspects of responsible technologies before different groups of students at the Owosso High School in Owosso, Michigan. The presentation was to help bring awareness to the importance of choosing a career in responsible technologies to provide environmental and humanitarian solutions. Among the subjects covered are alternative energy, low environmental impact technologies, adaptive technologies (to improve the quality of life for disabled individuals) and how important science, math and even art are to being able to take an idea and turn it into a working prototype. Below Left: MRISAR staff members John, Aurora & Autumn Siegel, demonstrating a mobile robot, that can grasp and move objects. Below Right: MRISAR staff/family members Victoria Croasdell-Siegel, Autumn & Aurora Siegel, presenting how art can be used to convey positive concepts and is a preliminary to designing technologies.

 

 


Responsible Technologies; "The Last Mimzy" Robot Arms. 3-2007

 

MRISAR staff/family members John Siegel, Victoria Croasdell-Siegel, Autumn Siegel and Aurora Siegel presented and demonstrated aspects of their own responsible technologies at NCG Cinema in Owosso, MI. The robot arms that MRISAR created were rented by Newline Cinema and used in the filming of "The Last Mimzy" movie. Families used the arms for free while waiting to go and see the movie. One example of how this technology can be used in a responsible format is that this type of arm can be operated through telepresense and could be used to retrieve a bomb from a public area and place it into an explosion proof container.

 

 

 

 


 

 

3-5-2012 Free Demonstration & Presentation at the Carson School, in Carson, North Dakota.

MRISAR staff/family members providing a "free" robotic, science, art and responsible technologies demonstration and presentation using  smaller “Hands On” exhibits, interactive devices and slide show presentations.

 

 

          

 

       

 

       

 

      

 

        

 

 


 

3-14-2012 Free Demonstration & Presentation at the Elgin School, in Elgin, North Dakota.

MRISAR staff/family members providing a "free" robotic, science, art and responsible technologies demonstration and presentation using  smaller “Hands On” exhibits, interactive devices and slide show presentations.

 

                    

     

      

 

                

 

         

 





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