RAIL researchers visited San Pedro Sula, Honduras this summer to work with our partner non-profit foundation, Funazucar.
The Funazucar foundation works to improve the lives of communities centered around sugar mills throughout the country by supporting public education, health and nutrition, and community development efforts. After learning about local educational needs and meeting some of the teachers and students in Honduras, Dr. Choi and members of the RAIL research team worked with Funazucar to create a plan to implement the STEM-integrated robotics curriculum in Honduras public schools through a 3-day teacher professional development workshop.
In addition to serving 5 schools, 15 teachers, and 120 students with training in STEM-integrated robotics curriculum, this workshop served 4 UGA graduate students with a meaningful learning experience they will never forget! SeJung Kwon, a RAIL graduate researcher and master’s student in Learning, Design, and Technology, said, “During our visit, we had the chance to explore and experience at a much deeper level than we ever could in the classroom. Also, I believe this experience in Honduras reminded us of our responsibilities as researchers and the potential impact of research for society. Gracias, Honduras!”
Check out the links below for local media coverage of our work!
Video from Teleprogreso on 15 May 2018