Currently, there are three ways to get involved with the WaterBotics program.
First, you can implement WaterBotics in your classroom, out-of-school program or camp. If you are interested in doing this, it is recommended that you start by considering the equipment needs and costs for your particular environment. Then, depending on how many instructors will be implementing the program, purchase one or more curriculum licenses, each of which includes access to a variety of online resources on the WaterBotics website, such as surveys, videos, sample programs, and simulations. You may wish to take a look at a curriculum sample before purchasing a license.
Stevens and other project partner organizations periodically conduct hands-on training sessions for educators interested in learning more about WaterBotics. The training institutes include opportunities for designing, building, and testing robots just as students would do, an introduction to the science and engineering concepts involved, and (optionally) instruction and experiential learning of the WaterBotics programming components. Some educator institutes are conducted using a blended training model in which the initial training takes place in a face-to-face environment followed by online sessions.
To find out about the latest professional development offerings, please click the link below.
Stevens and other project partners periodically offer week-long WaterBotics summer day camps. Not only do attending students get to experience the rich content of WaterBotics, but they often have the chance to tour a college campus; meet researchers, professors, and industry professionals working in the robotics field; and interact with college students who frequently work as camp counselors. These camps have proven to be extremely popular and fill up quickly!
To find out about upcoming summer camp offerings, click the link below.