Robotics Inspired Science Education (RiSE)
- RiSE 2014
- WRO 2014
Robotics Inspired Science Education (RiSE) Workshop mission is to inspire and energize teachers, middle school, high school and college students in Ghana to pursue education and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by using the motivational effects of robots to connect theory with practice.
RiSE will for the first time in Ghana enable hundreds of students of all walks of life to gain hands-on experience building robots, and programming robots to perform task such as locomotion, grasping, audio and video signal, voice recognition and much more. RiSE will provide hands-on learning experience that is more memorable than lectures and multimedia presentations. In addition, RiSE will enable students to learn about team work, project management, problem solving and communication skills in a stimulating setting.
RiSE workshop will use LEGO MINDSTORMS educational robotic systems the most widely-used robotics system for academic purposes worldwide.
World Robot Olympiad
The World Robot Olympiad is an event for science, technology and education which brings together the young people all over the world to develop their creativity and problem solving skills through challenging and educational robotics competitions.
Schools are invited to enter a team of three students to participate in this competition. Participating teams need to create, design and build a robot models that look s or behave like a human athlete. The competition starts from preliminary to the final judging.
Visit http://wroboto.org for more information on WRO .