Organizers: Diana Coluntino, Adam Norton, Holly Yanco Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Affiliated Organizations: Umass Lowell, iRobot, The Revolving Museum
Associated Conference: STREAM
Location: iRobot Corporation, Bedford MA
Age Level: Eduator
Platform: Super Cricket
Contact Hours: 19 hours
Dates: 6/24/2010 – 6/25/2010
In this workshop participants experienced the structure and process of the Artbotics program. Typically run in semester or week-long sessions, this all-day workshop introduced kinetic art concepts, a variety of sensor and motor types, and computer programming with Cricket Logo. Participants created interactive art which will was presented in a short exhibition at the end of the day.
STREAM is a workshop to help K-12 educators utilize robotics as they teach STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subjects. This workshop provides educators the opportunity to explore how they might use robotics in their own STEM instruction through interactive sessions as well as through presentations by other educators currently using robotics as a way to teach STEM. Representatives of local technology companies also describe potential careers for students interested in robotics and STEM disciplines.