Using robots to raise interest in technology among underrepresented groups

Kelly Cannon, Monica Andreson Lapoint, Nathaniel Bird, Katherine Panciera, Harini Veeraraghavan, Nikolaos P Papanikolopoulos, Maria L Gini

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Abstract

A week-long technology day camp have been designed and hosted by the Center for Distributed Robotics at the University of Minnesota with the help of the Digital Technology Center and the National Science Foundation. This camp emphasizes robotics for youth in grades five through eight which focuses on four specific areas. These are: 1) to give the opportunities available for students in technology-based fields and the university experience; 2) to provide students a gentle introduction to hardware; 3) to give students the basics of software; and finally, 4) to promote their self-esteem in the area of technology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-81
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007

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Keywords

  • Computer science education
  • Middle grades education
  • Minorities in computer science
  • Robotics
  • Women in computer science

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Using robots to raise interest in technology among underrepresented groups. / Cannon, Kelly; Lapoint, Monica Andreson; Bird, Nathaniel; Panciera, Katherine; Veeraraghavan, Harini; Papanikolopoulos, Nikolaos P; Gini, Maria L.

In: IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, Vol. 14, No. 2, 01.12.2007, p. 73-81.

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Cannon, Kelly ; Lapoint, Monica Andreson ; Bird, Nathaniel ; Panciera, Katherine ; Veeraraghavan, Harini ; Papanikolopoulos, Nikolaos P ; Gini, Maria L. / Using robots to raise interest in technology among underrepresented groups. In: IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine. 2007 ; Vol. 14, No. 2. pp. 73-81.
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