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ERIC Number: EJ894879
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1062-9351
Competitive Robotics Brings out the Best in Students
Caron, Darrell
Tech Directions, v69 n6 p21-23 Jan 2010
This article features Advanced Competitive Science (ACS), a two-year course introduced by a science teacher, Joe Pouliot, in 2004 at Trinity High School in Manchester, New Hampshire. More than a traditional STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) course, ACS harnesses the excitement of robotics competitions to promote student involvement. It teaches robotics engineering using project-based learning. The course can serve as an exploratory course in robotics or as a launching pad for engineering majors. Making use of the two-year Robotics Engineering Curriculum[TM] (REC) offered by intelitek, inc., ACS covers advanced physics, math, and engineering topics as it teaches robotics from the basics to advanced programming and design. According to Pouliot, "making robotics competitions a part of ACS has fueled the success of the program." While placing well at competitions and achieving awards are marks of a winning program, Pouliot believes real success is measured by something even more important--student success after graduation from the course.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Hampshire