Dan Gallagher is the founder and principal instructor for Robot Works, LLC, a small, veteran-owned business specializing in hands-on science and engineering classes. Dan emphasizes teaching the design, building, and programming of robots using the engineering design process for K-12 students. He believes that robotics integrates all STEM subjects while fostering creativity, problem-solving, critical thinking skills, and teamwork with the benefits of tangible, hands-on projects. Dan began teaching robotics as a series of informal summer camps in 2004, but his program grew in popularity and size until finally opening a permanent robotics lab in Burke in December 2015. There, Dan offers camps, workshops, and after school classes using a variety of robotics platforms, a rich selection of components, and state-of-the-art electronics and computer systems. Dan’s prior career spans over 40 years of providing analytic, engineering, and operational support to the US military and federal government agencies.