PBS Digital Innovator 2016

Roberto Gonzalez

Roberto Gonzalez Arizona
  • Rhode Island PBS
  • Dr. Jorge Alvarez High School
  • Riverside, Rhode Island

Bitten by a radioactive spider, Roberto Gonzalez had to learn very early... With great power, comes great responsibility. In Providence, Roberto uses his extraordinary powers to empower the youth. Roberto founded STEAM Box, where the youth are the bosses. He develops STEAM programs based entirely on their interests. Their victories have reached outer space, ridden self-made hover-boards, developed apps, videos, websites and virtual reality, and kept their school open in the face of adversary. His favorite part: hiding the learning in all the fun. All this, and he smells like peaches.

Favorite PBS LearningMedia resource: Ten Fun Facts About Engineering