Faculty Advisor

Christopher, Peter R.

Center

Albania

Abstract

This project established a robotics club at the Harry Fultz Institute Technical High School in Tirana, Albania. We worked with a group of 24 enthusiastic students, divided into six teams, each directed by a student mentor. Employing a strategy of self-directed learning, we helped the teams design and build low-cost robots, culminating in an official presentation to the school. We assessed outcomes by documenting participant perceptions of the educational activities. Student participants reported that they valued the experience and that they would continue to engage in robotics activities after we left the country. We recommend that the Harry Fultz Institute continue the robotics club, and that other Albanian schools begin their own robotics programs.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2014

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences

Project Center

Albania

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