Ben Indeglia, who went to high school at New Roads School in Santa Monica, is beginning his study of biological sciences and molecular engineering at the University of Chicago this fall. Indeglia created the nonprofit Compton Robotics Club (comptonrobotics.com), using GoFundMe to raise $5,000 and securing a STEM equity grant to introduce robotics to underserved students at inner-city schools.
Indeglia says he loves robots because they can do challenges that humans cannot possibly accomplish. “They can go into situations where human lives would be at risk,” he says. “They can make life easier for people.”