Robotics Academy Outreach

Every spring semester the Robotics Academy runs an after school engineering education program that last for eight weeks. This after school program mirrors the actual Robotics Academy project, by addressing the same type of problem and solving it using the engineering design process. The course curriculum is designed by the child development majors on the team, but it is taught by all members of the team. This creates the opportunity for the children to actually see how real engineers think about problems. This also allows the engineers to become better communicators by building their abilities of breaking down and simplifying a problem.

The Robotics Academy also teaches multiple shorter workshops in the fall semester that are run by the Center for Engineering Education Outreach. These workshops have two or three sessions lasting three or four hours each. The Robotics Academy helps teach these children advanced engineering concepts in fun situations while encouraging their creativity.

Click here to go to the 2004 After-School program's site>>

To find out how to involve your classroom with the Robotics Academy, please contact:

Chris Rogers: chris.rogers@tufts.edu

Tufts Center for Education and Engineering Outreach

The Center for Education and Engineering Outreach at Tufts University is committed to bringing engineering education into the K-12 classroom. The Robotics Academy will work with the CEEO in bring the fundamentals of robotics engineering into the classroom to stimulate excitement for the field of engineering and robotics.

Click here to go to the CEEO's website>>

News:

2004/2005 Projects Underway!
The Robotics Academy is kicking off its third year with a couple of new projects underway. Tufts University seniors worked over the summer to get a head start on this years challenges.
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Second Annual Race Across Campus!
On Friday, October 22, the Robotics Academy held the second annual Race Across Campus robotic relay race. Teams built robots as fast as they could to overcome four different challenges.
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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0212046. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).
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