Professional development in underwater robotics available for teachers
Jeannie Peng-Armao -- September 5, 2012
PASADENA, Texas – The San Jacinto College Aerospace Academy will host a two-part underwater robotics workshop for fifth through eighth-grade teachers on Oct. 6 and 13.
This workshop follows the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) curriculum, which shows teachers hands-on robotics skills that further reinforce science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts in the classroom.
Upon course completion, teachers will be able to successfully demonstrate the application of soldering techniques and complete construction of a tethered underwater robot. Skills include safe practices and procedures for hand soldering and various tools, soldering to various types of components and circuit boards, stripping and tinning of wire and component ends, desoldering techniques, inspection and testing soldered assemblies, rectification of faulty solder joints, launching a tethered underwater robot, building a propulsion and electrical system, developing a controller, investigating density and buoyancy, and team collaboration.
The workshops will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the San Jacinto College Central Campus, located at 8060 Spencer Highway in Pasadena. Registration is $150. For more information and to register, contact Bridget Kramer at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.aerospace-academy.org.
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