An Interview with Stephanie Carrasco (The Cogcast #004)

Stream The Cogcast, Hosted by Cogmation Robotics


Apple Podcasts



Stephanie Carrasco is a Coordinator of Advanced Academics for the Socorro Independent School District, also known as SISD. Located in El Paso, Texas, this district is home to nearly 50,000 students. For four years she has handled academic events for the district, including a decathalon and a huge robotics competition, which we’ll hear more about soon.

Stephanie has a wide-ranging skillset, having a background in the sciences before earning her Master’s Degree in Educational Technology and Leadership from Lamar University. She is a passionate educator who strives to ensure that her students graduate as career-ready professionals who continue to be learners long after they’ve left the district.


2:12 – Introduction

3:06 – ROBOCOM 7.0

7:15 – What surprised her about the shift to virtual competition

9:35 – Making students career ready and pride in district

14:33 – What she learns from her students

20:02 – Assessing programs and knowing which technology is good for students

24:51 – The next 10 years

29:59 – Message to the world

31:41 – Closing Remarks

Follow Stephanie via the links below ↓

Stephanie’s Twitter –

Article: ROBOCOM 7.0 goes virtual – 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *