Motivating Students With Robotics by: Brenda Brand, Michael Collver, and Mary Kasarda

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In recent years, the need to advance the number of individuals pursuing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields has gained much attention. The Montgomery County/Virginia Tech Robotics Collaborative (MCVTRC), a yearlong high school robotics program housed in an educational shop facility in Montgomery County, Virginia, seeks to motivate students’ interest in these fields. Through this program, students have the unique opportunity to apply their science and math skills to robotics design through a series of short courses and to participate in an international robotics competition.

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  • on Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:43 AM

Involve your students in robotics and encourage experimentation with a career in engineering. The author describes how implementing the FIRST competition engages students in science skills and builds self-confidence. Short courses offered in high school make up a yearlong robotics course. Meet the emphasis on authentic STEM activities by patterning your own course after the one described here.

Patricia McGinnis  (Pottstown, PA)
Patricia McGinnis (Pottstown, PA)

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