The C-STEM Center’s NSF funded research program, Co-Robots, studies how to use co-robot systems and math-oriented co-robotics competitions to enhance student engagement, increase students’ motivation in learning Algebra and subsequent STEM subjects, and interest in pursuing STEM related careers and post-secondary study. Teachers are engaged in a two week (8 hours / day) summer program on integrating computing and robotics into the classroom. Through the academic year followup, the C-STEM Center works with researchers and teachers to develop innovative co-robot technology and curricula to transform math and science education by integrating computing, robotics, and engineering into K-12 education.
The Yolo County Office of Education (YCOE) in partnership with the UC Davis C-STEM Center received a $1.5 million over three years from the California Department of Education for the C-STEM+ Project. The project provides intensive and follow-up training in mathematics, technology, and engineering. The project represents both a countywide professional development model with all five Yolo County school districts participating and a regional model including rural, suburban, and urban high need school districts serving students in Region 3. Over fifty highly qualified teachers in grades 6-12 are recruited to participate in the project.
This project entitled “Programming and Robotics Integrated with Science and Mathematics (PRISM)” is funded with $1.8 million dollars for three years by the California Department of Education, through a partnership with Solano County Office of Education (SCOE). The project provides intensive and follow-up training in mathematics, technology, engineering, and science. The project represents both a countywide professional development model and a regional model including rural, suburban, and urban high need school districts. We are recruiting over sixty highly qualified math, physical science or math-based Career Technical Education teachers to participate in the project.