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Robotics Focus of Summer Institute Course

07/16/2007

Robotics Focus of Summer Institute CourseCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 17, 2007) -- The Space Foundation recently completed another successful Summer Institute course. The third in a five week series of graduate level courses for educators, “Space Technologies in the Classroom: Exploring Robotics and Satellites” was held July 9 – 13 on the Colorado Springs campus of Regis University.  Participants studied the latest space and satellite technologies and how they have revolutionized the communications, military, and commercial sectors.  Field experiences and hands-on applications included software demonstrations by Analytical Graphics Inc. (AGI) and Apogee Components, Inc., using the Global Positioning System (GPS), and building robots.

In addition to gaining invaluable experience and increasing their knowledge base, participating teachers can earn continuing education credits, graduate credits, or work toward a master’s degree with a space studies science emphasis.

Pictured on the main page is a participating teacher building a robot. This was one of the many hands-on activities completed by participating educators.

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