Faculty Advisor

Stafford, Kenneth A.


Robokids is a STEM outreach program run by WPI students who mentor children of ages 7-14 from Worcester Friendly House. They come every week for a two-hour session to work on hands-on STEM-related activities. Although Robokids has existed since 2006, its dependency on a single student leader and the attendance inconsistency of the children needed improvement. The goal of this IQP was the design of a curriculum that was enjoyable, engaging, sustainable, expandable, and shareable. Research was conducted to gather expert knowledge in order to design a set of STEM activities with their lesson plans. Activities were implemented and analyzed through feedback collected from students, mentors, and researchers. Finally, a how-to guide book was created to serve as the new curriculum for the program.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2013

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering