The Rockets & Robots Club mission is to develop and encourage the natural ability of children on the autism spectrum for the purposes of preparing them for a science-related career and enhancing their enjoyment of life in an environment that is sensitive to their needs. The Rockets & Robots club will focus on their strengths and attempt to develop them in a fun and interesting way.
The R&R club leader, Russ Rudin, is an adult on the autism spectrum that was one of the lead designers of the current Sidewinder missile and co-designer of the RITA telemedicine robot. Russ made his first robot out of an old dishwasher when he was 10. You can find him most days hunched-over his latest project with a soldering iron in one hand and hot-glue gun in the other!
Contact: Russ Rudin, PhD – R&R Club Director