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Ludi, Stephanie; Reichlmayr, Tom – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2011
This article describes an outreach program to broaden participation in computing to include more students with visual impairments. The precollege workshops target students in grades 7-12 and engage students with robotics programming. The use of robotics at the precollege level has become popular in part due to the availability of Lego Mindstorm…
Descriptors: High School Students, Visual Impairments, Middle School Students, Outreach Programs
McIntyre, Nancy – Learning & Leading with Technology, 2012
This article features an after-school FIRST Lego League (FLL) program at Chaminade Middle School in Chatsworth, California, USA. The after-school FLL program feeds into the high school FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) program wherein aspiring young engineers come to the high school team with several years of FLL experience. Through the FLL…
Descriptors: Competition, Robotics, Grade 6, Middle Schools
Hyun, Tricia – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to investigate the impact a robotics curriculum might have on the experiences and perceptions of middle school girls in two California classrooms. The research found that middle school girls in two different California classrooms felt that their experiences with robotics were personalized experiences…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Females, Robotics, Science Curriculum
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Waters, John K. – T.H.E. Journal, 2011
K-12-level competitive robotics is growing in popularity around the country and worldwide. According to one of the leading organizers of these events, FIRST--For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology--250,000 students from 56 countries take part in its competitions. FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) is a yearly event the organization puts…
Descriptors: Robotics, Competition, Global Approach, Elementary Secondary Education
Caliber: Beta Academy is reimagining education as we know it, with the belief that the innovations in its model will allow 100% of its students to graduate ready to attend and succeed in a competitive four-year college and beyond. The academic model of the school features personalized learning plans, blended learning for English and math,…
Descriptors: Profiles, Effective Schools Research, Educational Innovation, Educational Methods
Atkinson, Robert D.; Mayo, Merrilea – Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, 2010
Is the United States getting it wrong when it comes to educating tomorrow's innovators in critical fields? It has been known for years that the only way to compete globally in information technology, engineering, nanotechnology, robotics and other fields is to give students the best educational opportunities possible. But do individuals have a…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, STEM Education, Educational Innovation, Economic Progress
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Kitts, Christopher; Quinn, Neil – Journal on Educational Resources in Computing, 2004
Santa Clara University's Robotic Systems Laboratory conducts an aggressive robotic development and operations program in which interdisciplinary teams of undergraduate students build and deploy a wide range of robotic systems, ranging from underwater vehicles to spacecraft. These year-long projects expose students to the breadth of and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Engineering Education, Research and Development, Computer Interfaces
Patton, Madeline – American Association of Community Colleges (NJ1), 2008
This publication presents the following articles: (1) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Develops Student Recruitment and Retention Strategies; (2) Marketer Advises Tech Educators Appeal to Teens' Emotions, Desires to Do Something Important; (3) Digital Bridge Academy Gets At-Risk Students on Paths to Knowledge-Based Careers; (4) Project…
Descriptors: Technology Education, STEM Education, Community Colleges, Human Capital
Kantor-Horning, Susan – Library Journal, 2009
It's called GoLibrary in the United States and Bokomaten in its native Sweden. Patrons know it as Library-a-Go-Go in Contra Costa County, California, but whatever its name, the automated lending service this materials handling machine provides has proved a tremendous aid in addressing underserved segments of this sprawling community. It's not hard…
Descriptors: Library Materials, Information Systems, Foreign Countries, Counties
Greene, Kim; Heyck-Williams, Jeff; Timpson Gray, Elicia – Educational Leadership, 2017
Problem solving spans all grade levels and content areas, as evidenced by this compilation of projects from schools across the United States. In one project, high school girls built a solar-powered tent to serve their city's homeless population. In another project, 4th graders explored historic Jamestown to learn about the voices lost to history.…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Females, High School Students, Homeless People
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Worker, Steven M.; Smith, Martin H. – Afterschool Matters, 2014
A wide variety of out-of-school time (OST) programs across the U.S. offer science education opportunities that cover many scientific disciplines and use diverse pedagogical practices (National Research Council [NRC], 2009). However, to improve youth's scientific literacy, OST educators need to "have the disposition and repertoire of practices…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Science Education, Science Process Skills, Skill Development