Partner with New Tech Computer Science learners as they explore robotics, automation and engineering. Your generous donations will enable learners to experience first-hand how programming is used to solve problems in a variety of subjects.
Purpose and Rationale: As computer science becomes integrated in multiple disciples, the goal for New Tech learners is to explore how their code affects the physical world around them. What better way to accomplish this through robotic technology and machine automation? Your kind contributions will help learners tackle real-world problems so that they are equipped to compete in the workforce as leaders and forward thinkers.
Strategy: One project using this equipment is a partnership between Geometry and Computer Science. In this project, Computer Science and Geometry will partner together to create a robotic delivery service. Learners are exploring the challenges of automated delivery vehicles and drones. The equipment needed will help the bots navigate the various streets and programmed pathways. Furthermore, this equipment will help learners understand the application of various Computer Science topics. Learners will be exposed to LED light programming, circuitry, robotic limbs creations, and other types of programming languages.
External Resources: The hope of this project is to incorporate more industry professionals and create a partnership with the Middle and Elementary schools.
Evaluation Summary: A successful program will build interest, excitement and expose hesitant learners to the field of computer science. More will step out of their comfort zone to take a computer science course and explore this exploding STEM field. Learners will use their knowledge to design creative solutions to real world problems in other fields.