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ERIC Number: EJ1100713
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1077-5315
Building Teen Futures with Underwater Robotics
Wallace, Michael L.; Freitas, William M.
Journal of Extension, v54 n2 Article 2RIB4 Apr 2016
Preparing young Americans with science and technology skills has been on the forefront of educational reform for several years, and Extension has responded. Robotics projects have become a natural fit for 4-H clubs, with members' experiences ranging from using Lego® Mindstorms® and other "purchase and assemble" robotics kits to building and programming robots from raw materials. This article addresses one such club's impacts on educational engagement, career trajectory, and life skills development. An annotated resource list for engaging youth in building underwater robots is provided in the Tools of the Trade article "Resources for Underwater Robotics Education" in this issue of the "Journal of Extension". [For "Resources for Underwater Robotics Education," see EJ1100696.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Washington
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A