Visit the BPS Robotics Wiki for robotics news, curriculum, tools and resources for BPS Robotics teachers.
TechBoston and Machine Science have partnered to bring Engineering to Boston Public Schools. The Engineering Pathways Program funded by the Barr Foundation provides materials, curriculum, professional development, program support, and student opportunities for participating BPS schools in order to make Engineering accessible to students at all grade levels.
Programs provided include Bee-Bots for Early Education, Alpha-Robotics for grades K2-2, LEGO Robotics for grades 3-12, and Machine Science programs for grades 5-12. Professional development for these programs are offered centrally during the summer or at schools upon request.
Students can also attend our two-day engineering and technology bootcamps which are held during the Winter, February, and April vacation weeks.
TechBoston also hosts an annual Robotics Olympics where over 100 BPS students in grades K-8 compete in various robotics challenges. The Robotics Olympics is typically held on the first Saturday in June. Stay tuned for an update regarding 2012 event, and please visit the BPS Robotics Wiki for info about past events.
This video shows highlights from the 2012 Robotics Olympics at Wentworth Institute of Technology. Many thanks to Mark Pijankowski of OIIT for shooting, editing, and producing this terrific piece!
For more information about any of these programs, please contact Haruna Hosokawa at htada "at" bostonpublicschools.org or 617-908-6045.