The lab’s trained instructors are engaging students in fun science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning experiences to foster their interest and confidence in science and related fields that are so important to our global economy and our everyday lives. STEM disciplines teach students not only how to understand complex challenges, but also how to solve them in innovative ways. Throughout the world, women and minorities tend to be underrepresented in the ever-expanding STEM fields, and programs such as our Robotics Lab are key to closing that gap.
“The participants have shown progress in their learning and an interest in discovering more, because they enjoy what they are doing,” says Griselle Berrios, Robotics Lab Instructor. “By exposing themselves to technology, they have acquired greater mastery of what the computer is and its relation to robotics, applied to a real-world full of challenges to be solved. Awareness has been raised about the development of smart cities and climate change that the world faces, all through fun teaching methods.”