Ten New Jersey Boys & Girls Clubs dove into the WaterBotics® program this summer. Through a $82,461 grant from Walmart and a partnership with Stevens Institute of Technology’s Center for Innovation in Engineering & Science Education (CIESE), this exciting STEM-based program is being implemented at Boys & Girls Clubs across New Jersey in Atlantic City; Camden; Clifton; Gloucester; Lodi/ Hackensack; Monmouth; Newark; Northwest New Jersey; Paterson/Passaic; and Perth Amboy. WaterBotics is an innovative research-based curriculum for teams of middle and high school students, which involves the design, building, programming, testing and redesigning of underwater robots. The WaterBotics curriculum provides our members with an opportunity to hone their problem solving and teamwork skills while learning about physical science and engineering concepts. The team-based missions engage youth in exciting, hands-on, innovative and novel technologies that improve their knowledge and interest in pursuing science and engineering careers. “More than ever, success in life, work, and citizenship demands deep and substantial scientific and engineering literacy,” said Arthur Camins, CIESE director at Stevens Institute of Technology. “Support from Walmart for the WaterBotics program will help make that possible for an ever more diverse group of students.” (read more)
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