Befriending the infamous Wall of Iteration in Engineering Design Workshop
This past July, twenty-one local high school students took part in the Edgerton Center’s 10th Engineering Design Workshop, an open-ended, month-long endeavor. These students were tasked to build something, establish and fulfill a mission statement, adhere to a budget and, they hoped, remain un-zip-tied to the infamous Wall of Iteration.
Cranbrook Schools announces educational collaboration with the Edgerton Center
Cranbrook Schools announces new educational collaboration with the Edgerton Center in a collaboration that emphasizes Design Thinking and project-based learning across the spectrum of the curriculum. The collaboration has potential to change the way curriculum is developed nationally for K-12 students.
Defusing bombs by color
Professor J. Kim Vandiver uses 3-D printing to help in explosives disposal in Cambodia. Vandiver is part of the collaborative effort to improve the training of people who work with unexploded mines and other remnants of conflict in Cambodia and around the world.
Early inspiration fuels mastery of key engineering concepts
The Edgerton Center is now accepting infants at three months of age – born on or after January 1, 2015 – into their three-hour long engineering workshops offered during the academic year.
Edgerton Center holds workshops on creating, maintaining, and enjoying successful makerspaces
K-12 educators from New England and as far away as Michigan learned the value of makerspaces first hand: by rolling up their sleeves, donning safety glasses, and learning how to use the tools and technologies of a makerspace.
Engineering Design Workshop Final Presentations
After a month hard at work, high-school students in Engineering Design Workshop will unveil projects that blend engineering, art, and science. Come see for yourself! All are invited to watch these students demonstrate their final presentations on Friday, July 31st in Room 4-370 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am.
Girls from the Bayan Garden School build skitter-bots, solve crimes, and race Lego cars
Malak Nomaan, a student at the Bayan Gardens School in Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia, never imagined that she’d have the chance to play forensic scientist for a day at MIT. Nomaan was one of twelve 4th through 7th grade girls who traveled from Saudi Arabia to visit MIT for three days of Edgerton Center activities, including Crime Scene Investigation: MIT.
Gizmo Garden blooms in Maine
The Edgerton Center’s K-12 electronics curriculum was the basis for a creative technology-education workshop in rural Maine this winter.
High-school students in Engineering Design Workshop take education into their own hands
Sometimes the most important question to ask in an engineering workshop for high school students tasked with the creation of a project from idea to conception is: Who wants it? Who might use it? And most importantly, why should the student care about it?
In a three-day workshop, 60 Beijing High School students build 20 underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) and launch them in the Zesiger Pool
This past February, the Edgerton Center hosted 60 tenth grade students from the Beijing Chenjinglun School in Beijing, China, for a three-day workshop on designing, building, and testing underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs). Their visit, organized by the US China Scitech Education Promotion Association...