Bryan Silver is a History, Science, Sped and Career technical (CTE) teacher who believes in inspiring students through hands-on projects. He mentored the award winning Kalani Robotics Team #3008 as an after school club with a handful of freshman from his Science classes, ten years ago. The team has now over 60 student members, participates in five robotic challenges throughout the year and runs a successful Bristlebots business (toothbrush robots) the team has evolved into Robotics Academy teaching interested youth throughout the state. Bryan's classes incorporate Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Engineering. He and his students drafter plans to develop a Tech center in the Honolulu area called PERCH "Preliminary Engineering and Research Center of Hawaii," in the interest of reaching more of Hawaii's youth in STEM project based programs, outside of school. He started an after school robotics club which became the international award winning Team Magma FIRST Team #3008. In the last ten years they have earned 37 awards and eight Blue Banners. Robotic programs are the sports of the mind, where every member can turn pro. Students may indeed build robots, but in reality it is the robotic programs that builds better students. When there is free time, Bryan is on the water racing sailboats.