K-12

Aiming deep with the Marine Robotics Team

Jacqueline Sly ’14 and Tommy Moriarty ’14 discuss their experiences and lessons learned leading the Marine Robotics Team.

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Alumni continue 'Doc' Edgerton's mission

Saturday workshops at the Edgerton Center inspire alumni to create their own favorite memories

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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.

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Chinese students set sights on an MIT future

Middle and high school students from Beijing participate in hands-on engineering at the Edgerton Center.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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