Faculty Advisor

Chiarelli, James A.

Faculty Advisor

Sphar, Jefferson Alex


STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education has been an growing field all over the world. Panama has been slow in following this trend compared to the rest of the world. Since 2013 there have been several organizations whose mission is to teach children in Panama the importance of STEM education, and improve the quality of STEM education in Panamanian schools. One such non-governmental organization is Fundesteam, our sponsor, which is planning on creating a curriculum and proposing it to schools throughout Panama to encourage students between the ages fourteen and eighteen to pursue higher education in STEM fields. They have asked us to create workshops using Arduino technology to teach concepts in physics, robotics, computer science, mechanical engineering, and math.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

October 2018

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies