Westbury High School

Old Westbury, NY

Grades 9-12, Mathematics
Partner(s): Brumsic Brandon
Innovation Grant
2006, Fall

About this Grantee

Working to increase student enrollment in upper-level mathematics and science classes, Ms. Mueller and Mr. Brandon introduce a robotics class in their economically disadvantaged school. Students build robots for both dry land and underwater and learn the computer programming skills necessary to operate the robots. Applying advanced mathematics and physics, students investigate concepts such as speed, acceleration, and wheel size effect. Students program robots to compete in several competitions of dry land and underwater tasks.

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