Chris Rogers was awarded the Carnegie Professor of the Year in Massachusetts in 1998 and is currently the director of the Center for Engineering Education Outreach (http://www.ceeo.tufts.edu
). His teaching work extends to the elementary school, where he talks with over 1000 teachers around the world every year on ways of bringing engineering into the younger grades. He has worked with LEGO to develop ROBOLAB, a robotic approach to learning science and mathematics. ROBOLAB has gone into over 50,000 schools worldwide, has been translated into 15 languages, and was one of the major inspirations for the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Software (NXT-G). He has been invited to speak on engineering education in Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Luxembourg, Switzerland, the UK, and in the US. He regularly works in various classrooms, although he has been banned from recess for making too much noise.
Venue: New Town High (6 Midwood St, New Town)
Time: 3:30pm for a 4:00pm start to 6:00pm.
Cost: No charge
You will receive a confirmation email with additional details closer to the day.
Please note that you will need to bring your laptop (Windows or Mac) and in the confirmation email we will provide you with the link to download the software before you attend.
Chris Rogers' web site: http://www.tufts.edu/~crogers/