2011 RiSE Workshops

RISE 2011 COMMENCED in Tamale from the 3rd to 4th of October at the Tamale Secondary School, with thir­teen senior high schools from the Brong Ahafo, Northern, Upper East and Upper West regions participating.

The second workshop was held at Kofi Annan ICT Centre in Accra with thirteen schools from the Greater Accra, Eastern and Volta regions from the 6th to 7th of October. The final workshop was held at Ghana Secondary Technical School in Takoradi with twelve senior high schools from Western, Central and Ashanti regions from the 10th to 11th of October 2011.

Dr. Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu starts the RiSE workshop with an interactive introduction to building and pro­gramming robots using the LEGO Mindstorms NXT Robotics System. Students practice construction and programming with the NXT intelligent brick with servo motors, touch sensor, light sensor and ultra­sonic sensor. In groups, students build robots and program them with a computer to move, react, and make sounds in order to solve real life problems with increasing complexity over the period of instruction. This practical element allows an early insight into the real world of science, engineering, augments student motivation, and enables students to acquire soft skills early.

Date and Locations

Zone 1:

Northern (Upper West, Upper East, Northern & Brong-Ahafo)

Oct. 3-4, 2011

Zone 2:

South Eastern (Greater Accra, Eastern & Volta)

Oct. 6-7, 2011

Zone 3:

South Western (Western, Central & Ashanti)

Oct. 10-11, 2011

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