This program incorporates all elements of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) in a comprehensive way for middle school students.
During this program students will work in teams to build an autonomous race car with the abilities to self-drive forward, backward, accelerate, track and follow lines, and avoid obstacles. The SparkFun RedBot is a perfect way to gain hands-on experience and get started in the world of robotics. At the end of the program, students will race their cars against other teams. Prizes will be given for the fastest car, most creative design, and sturdiest! Additionally, students will create videos documenting their creation of their car which they will screen at the end of the program.
Excursions at Yale include: Connecticut Science Center, Apple New Haven, Cushing Center, Boston Ducks Tour, Six Flags New England, and Make Haven.
The Middle School programs operate separately from Summer Springboard high school programs with separate staff, accommodations, schedules, classes, activities, and a more structured environment.
Paula Matei-Grysiak, MS
Paula Matei-Grysiak is a skilled and enthusiastic teacher with extensive experience teaching Physics and Mathematics. She completed her graduate studies in Physics at Wesleyan University where she also served as a Physics instructor and won the prestigious AAPT Outstanding Teaching Assistant award. Since then, she has shifted her focus to teaching high school and middle school students. In 2015 she won the ETS Recognition of Excellence for Physics. Currently, she teaches at the Engineering and Science University Magnet Schools in New Haven, Connecticut. The instructor will be supported by a Teaching Assistant.