Through this webinar, explore findings from the e4usa and FIRST partnership and discover resources to support more pre-college students and teachers with access to STEM robotics programs..
Delivery Method: On Demand
Duration: 1 hour
ASEE Members: Free
e4usa is an emerging national initiative designed to demystify engineering and democratize engineering education “for all”. The program’s curriculum and professional learning support teachers and students using a project-based learning (PBL) approach designed to be accessible and engaging. The PBL approach provides students with a hands-on experience in engineering, which prepares them for engagement in FIRST Robotics Competitions and future STEM careers.
Working together with a cohort of teachers from across the country have allowed the research team to identify barriers to participation, while developing novel strategies to overcome these challenges. This includes a set of emergent blended e4usa-FIRST models and the launch of a new open source engineering education platform called the Experiential Robotics Platform or XRP (experientialrobotics.org)
This session will share the team’s findings to date and provide available techniques and resources to support more pre-college students and teachers with access to STEM robotics programs.
Speakers for this webinar are Adam Carberry (The Ohio State University) and David Rogers (DEKA Research).
This webinar is part of a larger series on building community and reflecting to re-envision in engineering education. This material is based on work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. EEC-1733004.