The Tech Team
March 4, 2014
Hosted by Mark Macluskie and Dillon Nageotte
The Tech Team
Tuesday at 5 PM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Kids Channel
The Tech Team will explore all things STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) including robotics and programming. Tune in for the opportunity to learn about fun how-to projects, follow the First and Vex robotics competitions and connect and learn from kids and adults from all over the country. Mark and Dillon will explore the newest trends in technology, review new products and interview leaders and scientists who are changing the world we live in. We will answer a question of the week; have a short weekly segment on rising above autism, and be sure to stay tuned for our technology tip of the week. We are excited to share our interest in robotics, engineering, science and technology with kids across America.
Mark Macluskie and Dillon Nageotte
I'm Mark. I am a home schooled seventh grader living in Arizona. I enjoy playing drums, fooling around with my dog and hang out with my friends playing nerf war and zombie tag. I have a love of robotics, computers and all things tech. I have been passionate about robotics and engineering since I was eight years old, competing and winning awards in both First Lego League and Vex competitions. When I grow up I plan on working with the military building robotic weapons.
My other passion is speaking out about autism. I lost my diagnosis of autism when I was eight years old. I speak nationally about autism and I have been interviewed by Lifetime TV, ABC, and NBC news. I also successfully lobbied the Arizona Legislature for Steven’s Law, an autism insurance mandate, including testifying before the Senate Health Committee. I hope to demonstrate that children can rise above the diagnosis of autism.
I am excited to share my interest in robotics, engineering, science and technology with kids across America.
Hi, I'm Dillon. I am a 13 year old home schooler. I live in Arizona with my mom, dad, sister and brother. My father also works in Pennsylvania, so we get to travel there regularly.
I participated on an award-winning robotics team at the First Lego League competition for 3 years. I enjoy all aspects involved with robotics - designing, programming, problem solving, team work and even the competition. I really enjoy competition, in general.
My absolute favorite thing to do is play baseball. I have played since I was 4 years old and love that I can play year round in Arizona. I aspire to be a sports broadcaster someday.
I am very excited to be a host on Voice America Kids! I look forward to sharing technology information and answering questions from kids around the nation.