Federally Funded Research
student will design and build their own robot and, equipped
with a microcomputer, learn how to remotely control and move
the robot on water, air or land. Students will learn how to attach
actuators and sensors to the robotic vehicle in preparation for a
final STEM SEALs competition at NFC in summer 2020.
“The NFC STEM SEALs program provides an exceptional
opportunity to teachers and students in our district,” said
NFC professor Dr. Guenter Maresch, the grants principal
investigator. “The grant funding allows NFC to raise the
educational experience while providing creative learning
incentives that expose middle school students and teachers
to practical applications of the science and mathematics
curriculum. I applaud NFC’s faculty for helping secure this
federal-level grant and bringing this exciting initiative to our
community and students.”
Ultimately, the research completed at NFC will be used
to strengthen STEM training and share the program’s best
practices with other colleges and schools.
Grant funded by the National Science Foundation
to develop engaging, age appropriate, STEM design
learning experiences for rural middle school youth.
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