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STEM Ed Announcement: Using Robots to Teach STEM
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- Subject: STEM Ed Announcement: Using Robots to Teach STEM
- From: "Mort Sternheim" <email@example.com>
- Date: Sat, 2 Apr 2011 17:40:06 -0400
This is a UMass Lowell program.
Contact information is below.
STREAM 2011: Using Robots to teach STEM; June 29 at Sturbridge Host Hotel,
The University of Massachusetts Lowell and iRobot invite you to participate
in the STREAM interactive workshop for K-12 educators. This full day
workshop will focus on integrating robotics into STEM education. STREAM 2011
will be held at the Sturbridge Host Hotel in Sturbridge, MA on June 29, 2011
from 8:00am to 5:00pm.
What is STREAM?
STREAM is a workshop to help K-12 educators utilize robotics as they teach
STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subjects. This workshop
will provide educators the opportunity to explore how they might use
robotics in their own STEM instruction through interactive sessions as well
as through presentations by other educators currently using robotics as a
way to teach STEM. The Artbotics program will be covered during this
workshop. Participants will experience the structure and process of
Artbotics, which offers interactive art and robotics as a means of
attracting students to STEM. Typically run in semester or week-long
sessions, this all-day session will introduce kinetic art concepts, a
variety of sensor and motor types, and computer programming with Cricket
Logo. Participants will create interactive art which will be presented in a
short exhibition at the end of the day. There will also be short talks by
K-12 educators who are using robotics in their classrooms.
All classroom teachers interested in integrating robotics with STEM
education are encouraged to attend! Please feel free to forward this
invitation to area educators that might be interested.
To register for this event, go to: http://tinyurl.com/stream2011register
Registration closes June 15, 2011 and the workshop will be filled on a
first-come, first-served basis. Important: If you attended STREAM 2010,
please do not register for STREAM 2011. The main 2011 workshop, Artbotics,
is a repeat of the 2010 Artbotics workshop. After you fill out the online
form, you will be given a link to a "confirmation and payment" form. Please
print and mail the form with the $50 registration fee. Your registration is
not complete until this is received. Checks may not be cashed right away. We
will confirm finalized registrations by email on a periodic basis. If you
need to cancel your reservation, please let us know right away. Fees are
refundable, if we are notified before June 15, 2011.
If you have any questions on this workshop, please direct them to:
For additional information on STREAM: http://stream.cs.uml.edu/
For additional information on Artbotics: www.artbotics.org
Holly Yanco, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Kristen Stubbs, iRobot
Dave Matheson, Split Rock Partners, Inc.
This event is co-sponsored by the Commonwealth Alliance for Information
Technology Education http://www.caite.info/, an NSF-sponsored project.
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