The GRASP Lab is the honored host of an NSF Research Experience for Teachers (RET) site this summer. The NSF Robotics RET involves 10 math and science teachers from 5 School District of Philadelphia public middle schools. Teachers are spending 6 weeks learning about and conducting research in the field of robotics while developing curriculum that can be applied in their classrooms in order to inspire and develop engineering and computer science skills in their students. Teachers collaborate with graduate students, faculty, and industry mentors. Work will continue into the school year as graduate students and industry mentors will work with teachers to implement content in the classroom. 

During the Symposium, teachers will conduct 15 minute presentations on their research, experience, and the curriculum units developed in the program. Presentations will be followed by a lunch and poster session conducted by teachers. Presentations will be conducted in the areas of computer vision, legged robotics, microrobots, and flying robots.

Please click here to register for this event.

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9:00 Welcome
9:15 Teacher 1
9:30 Teacher 2
9:45 Teacher 3
10:00 Teacher 4
10:15 Teacher 5
10:30 Break
10:45 Teacher 6
11:00 Teacher 7
11:15 Teacher 8
11:30 Teacher 9
11:45 Teacher 10
12:00 Lunch and Poster Session
1:00 Event Concludes


The Research Experience for Teachers program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation.