Faculty Advisor

Wilkes, John M.


This project involves the designing of a curriculum unit that utilizes history and social context, along with group work, to teach robotic lessons at Doherty High School in Worcester. The groups were formed by using a cognitive styles test. Previous Interactive Qualifying Projects were used as a stepping-stone to the development of our STS curriculum. It is anticipated that the students will benefit from this style of teaching, because it relates science and technology topics to social situations, which should aid in understanding. Also, we are hopeful that the topic of robotics is as enjoyable and interesting as we feel it is.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2000

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies