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Education and Community Partnerships
Robots are fun and engaging. We capitalize on this fact to attract students of all ages to science and technology by offering several education and outreach programs. Through these collaborative efforts, we bring robot education to middle school students, high school students, and undergraduate students. We also hold a number of teacher workshops throughout the year, providing additional pathways for bringing science and technology to classrooms.
The Artbotics program combines art and computer science in a curriculum for high school and college students. It is a collaboration between UMass Lowell's Computer Science and Art departments with The Revolving Museum (located in downtown Lowell, MA).
STREAM is a workshop to help K-12 educators utilize robotics as they teach STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subjects. This workshop will provide educators the opportunity to explore how they might use robotics in their own STEM instruction through interactive sessions. The workshop will be held at iRobot in Bedford, MA from June 25-26, 2009.
The Botball Educational Robotics Program engages middle and high school aged students in a team-oriented robotics competition based on National Science Education Standards. This year's Botball Regional Tournaments takes place from February to May 2009.