The National Science Foundation-funded Robotics: Opportunities for Building Outstanding Talent in the Sciences (R.O.B.O.T.S.) Project - project has officially ended in 2010.
The program components include:
Ø spring and fall Saturday Academy Sessions
Ø three-week Summer Program
Ø STEM E-Mentors
Ø team challenges and robotics competitions
Ø field trips and college tours
Ø videoconferences and symposia
Ø parent involvement workshops and activities
Ø recognition programs
Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) - Click on the link to see
recent photos of workshops held at different NC-MSEN Pre-College Program
Great Opportunities for Educators in NC: 3rd Annual NASA STEM Educators Workshop Seriest
not too late! Sign up today for the 3rd Annual NASA STEM Educators Workshop
Series. Educators are invited to register for 1, 2, or 3 days of workshop
training that explores engineering design challenges, problem-based
learning activities, distance learning modules, inquiry-based lessons,
and hands-on projects. Attendees can earn between 6 to18 hours toward
continuing education units (CEUs). REGISTRATION IS FREE. Join us as
we Embrace the Challenge to Innovate on March 1st – March
3rd, 2011 at Whitewater Middle School, 1520 Belmeade
Drive, Charlotte, NC 28214.
Associate Director of NC-MSEN PCP was Featured on A Local Community Newspaper in Western North Carolina
Mrs. Rita Fuller, the Associate Director of NC-MSEN PCP and Co-PI of R.O.B.O.T.S. Project, was featured in The Mountain Voice, a local community newspaper in Western North Carolina. She was one of the two new board members of Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI). To read about article, please click here (in pdf).
NSF-Sponsored R.O.B.O.T.S. Symposium at PARI is a Huge Success
On Friday, July 27, 2007 more than 180 students, teachers, parents, and coordinators from six of the NC-MSEN Pre-College Program Sites (ECSU, FSU, UNC CH, UNCC, NCSU, and WSSU) converged on the campus of the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) for a day long R.O.B.O.T.S. Symposium, including a Robotics competition. In addition, business/industry representatives, university faculty, and community volunteers attended the event. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place winners of the robotics competition were UNC-Chapel Hill, WSSU and ECSU, respectively. Click the following links for photo shots from the day.
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The final summer class of the Winston-Salem State University's R.O.B.O.T.S. Program was held on Friday, July 13, 2007. The participants in the R.O.B.O.T.S. Summer Program included rising seventh grade students. The students created and presented power point presentations on their individual career goals, which included career outlook research. In addition, two students presented essays about their R.O.B.O.T.S. summer experience. The activities concluded with teams of students competing in the Robotics competition, which they built and programmed during the three week summer session. Parents, teachers, counselors, University administrators, student guides, and Network staff were invited to the event. All were extremely impressed by the students' work. Please click here to view all the pictures taken at the event.
Updated: March 5, 2013