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Marvin Castillo is the Executive Director and President of FUNDESTEAM, a Non-Profit Organization specialized in the development and implementation of STEAM education in public and private schools. This organization has already reached 20,000 children from socially vulnerable areas, and on a weekly basis they have the opportunity to participate in robotics competitions and science projects. While having an engineering background, Marvin is well-versed in the business world. He’s sold houses, diving services, ship repairs, and built a multi-million dollar company from a laptop in his bedroom. Today, he is a National Organizer for the World Robot Olympiad and is heading the expansion of Robot Virtual Games, a entirely digital platform that provides students around the world with affordable and powerful opportunities to learn coding through robotics.
0:00 – Intro
2:20 – What he’s currently working on
3:32 – Early beginnings
6:42 – Starting a multi-million dollar company, advice to young entrepreneurs
14:40 – Solving problems with an engineering mindset
17:30 – The importance of arts in STEAM
20:25 – What he’s learned from getting involved in the robotics community
26:35 – First impressions of the Virtual Robotics Toolkit
33:10 – Transforming Panama’s educational system during a pandemic
36:51 – The future of education
40:05 – Message to students, teachers, and the robotics community
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