What is STREAM?

STREAM is a workshop to help K-12 educators utilize robotics as they teach STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subjects. This workshop will provide educators the opportunity to explore how they might use robotics in their own STEM instruction through interactive sessions as well as through presentations by other educators currently using robotics as a way to teach STEM. Representatives of local technology companies will also describe potential careers for students interested in robotics and STEM disciplines.

Classroom Scholarship Application for Funding (DOC)

Click here for the STREAM 2012 page!

STREAM 2011 took place at the Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center on Wednesday, June 29, 2011.
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Artbotics Workshop Session

Artbotics: Attracting Students to STEM

Diana Coluntino and Adam Norton, The Revolving Museum

In this workshop participants will experience the structure and process of the Artbotics program. Typically run in semester or week-long sessions, this all-day workshop will introduce kinetic art concepts, a variety of sensor and motor types, and computer programming with Cricket Logo. Participants will create interactive art which will be presented in a short exhibition at the end of the day.

See artbotics.org for more information on the program.

Click here for a copy of the Artbotics presentation (PDF)

Schedule
  8:00 Breakfast/Registration
  8:45 Welcome
  9:00
Artbotics: Attracting Students to STEM
  10:30
Break
  10:45
Artbotics (continued)
  11:45
Short talk: Teaching with the New LabVIEW for LEGO Mindstorms Software by Barbara Bratzel
  Noon
Lunch
  12:45
Short talk: Kelly Powers
  1:00
Artbotics (continued)
  2:30
Break
  2:45
Artbotics (continued)
  3:45 Artbotics Mini Exhibition
  4:15 Artbotics Q&A
  4:30
Workshop Evaluation and wrap-up
  5:00 Workshop concludes
Location

Address:
Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center
366 Main Street, Sturbridge, MA 01566
Phone: 508-347-7393
Fax: 508-347-3944

Other STREAM Events

STREAM 2012: June 27—28, 2012
STREAM 2011
: June 29, 2011
STREAM 2010
: June 24—25, 2010
STREAM 2009: June 25—26, 2009

The STREAM 2011 workshop is organized by the University of Massachusetts Lowell and iRobot.

Financial Support for STREAM 2011