A key outcome of this workshop is focused on how to teach the engineering design process using underwater robotics. Participants learn the fundamentals of basic ROV building and experience a variety of hands-on science, technology, and engineering design activities that can be integrated into a class or after school activity to reinforce foundational knowledge and skills. Upon completion of the workshop, all participants should feel confident to lead an engineering design activity focused on ROV building using the PufferFish ROV Kit or comparable parts and components.
WHO SHOULD APPLY: Educators who have had introductory exposure to ROV activities or have a background teaching science, technology, engineering, or math. Activities presented in this workshop are appropriate for students in 6-12th grade or within an afterschool club or activity. All faculty attending should have concrete plans to implement these activities in the following academic year.
COST: A $400 materials fee will be charged. In return for this fee participants will take home a deluxe tool bag and 1 PufferFish ROV kit. The MATE Center will provide lunch and snacks. Transportation to the workshop is the responsibility of the participant. The MATE Center has set aside a block of rooms at a nearby hotel for participants who are not in the Monterey area. Plan on spending $800 for the 7 nights for a shared room. A limited number of travel stipends is available, up to $800 depending upon the distance travelled and if you teach at a Title 1 school.
- Engineering Technologies