Summary: In order to provide national and international leadership in the area of STEAM-Integrated Robotics Education, the Department of Career and Information Studies has established a formal relationship with the Barrow County School District (BCSD) in Georgia and RoboRobo Co., Ltd., one of the leading educational robotics companies in South Korea. The purpose of this partnership is to develop affordable and feasible robotics education programs that have a national and global impact on K-12 education in the area of STEAM, an essential set of skills and knowledge for the 21st-Century global citizen.
CIS has a previous record of collaboration with RoboRobo, who has donated more than 100 robotics education kits to the College of Education at UGA. These kits have been distributed to local schools along with proper teacher education programs through the faculty members of the CIS department. This outreach had positive impacts in these schools to promote STEAM education.
RoboRobo is supporting UGA’s developmental research for innovative robotics education programs. In addition, through UGA, RoboRobo has supported the establishment of a Robotic Education Center at the SIMS Academy of Innovation and Technology in Barrow County.
The primary goals of this partnership are (1) increase student interest in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) fields among elementary students in Barrow County, (2) increase student achievement in elementary math and science, and (3) increase teacher capacity to integrate 21st-Century skills in math and science instruction through robotics.
Faculty: Ikseon Choi, Roger Hill, TJ Kopcha, John Mativo, Emily Hodge, Brian Way
Students: Jasmine Choi, Sejin Kim, Jennifer McGregor, Seungki Shin
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