Teacher Lecture Series
From University Research to the K-12 Classroom
The STEM Education Center at WPI and Mass Academy of Math and Science are co-sponsoring a Lecture Series in which WPI faculty will present their groundbreaking research and how the principles of their research can be applied to a K-12 classroom. Following the WPI faculty member, a K-12 educator will present engaging classroom activities addressing similar topics that can be applicable to multiple grade levels. This series seeks to bring K-12 educators and university faculty members together around a common theme of relevant topics to engage and inspire the next generation of STEM-minded individuals.
Please join us for a time of networking with colleagues, engaging in intellectual thought, learning new content, and sharing ideas.
Fall 2014 Lecture: Research in Robotics and Robotics in the Classroom
November 20, 2014 from 4-6 PM
The fall Teacher Lecture presentation will showcase the research of WPI's Professor Greg Fischer who is involved in both Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. He is also the director of the Automation and Interventional Medicine Robotics Lab and a core member of the WPI Healthcare Delivery Institute. He will speak to participants about his cutting edge research including what he is doing in the field of medical robotics and computer integrated surgery. In addition to Professor Fischer, an educator will present how they use robotics in their classroom/school to engage students in STEM.