About WaterBotics

The WaterBotics curriculum was developed by the Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education (CIESE) at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ through two successive National Science Foundation grants. WaterBotics has been implemented with thousands of middle and high school students nationwide. Data from approximately 1,500 youth indicate that 53% have been girls. Almost equal numbers of youth have participated in formal, classroom settings as in out-of-school settings.

The WaterBotics curriculum is designed so that students:

  • Learn, experience and apply the practices of engineering design;
  • Develop increased understanding of core disciplinary ideas in physical science, engineering, and computer science;
  • Gain 21st Century skills, such as problem-solving, teamwork, and innovation/creativity;
  • Develop increased awareness and interest in STEM careers.

WaterBotics in Action

View this brief video of a WaterBotics summer camp and learn how it has impacted these youth.

Overview Presentation

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Dive In!

To learn more about the WaterBotics program and curriculum, start with these pages:

Or download the WaterBotics paper, below.