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Tekbots™ : creating excitement for engineering through community, innovation and troubleshooting

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dc.creator Oregon State University. Dept. of Computer Science
dc.creator Heer, Donald
dc.creator Traylor, Roger L.
dc.creator Fiez, Terri
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-28T21:18:55Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-28T21:18:55Z
dc.date.issued 2002-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1957/35346
dc.description.abstract Attracting, educating and retaining new engineering students is a challenge. The creative aspirations and "can do" attitude spawned by the space race, Heathkits, and homemade crystal radios have been replaced with the passive satisfaction of video games, cell phones and throwaway electronic appliances. At Oregon State University we have made a fundamental change in our presentation of electrical engineering to freshmen by using a robot platform we call TekBots. We are emphasizing innovation, community building, and troubleshooting. Our aim is to put the fun and excitement back into electrical engineering and thus retain and inspire new students. This ultimately will extend throughout the curriculum using the robot as a platform for learning. Rather than a single point project, the robot becomes the integration platform for learning and experimentation in almost every class for four years. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Corvallis, OR : Oregon State University, Dept. of Computer Science en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Technical report (Oregon State University. Dept. of Computer Science) en_US
dc.subject Tekbots en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Robots -- Design and construction en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Engineering -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Activity programs en_US
dc.title Tekbots™ : creating excitement for engineering through community, innovation and troubleshooting en_US
dc.type Technical Report en_US
dc.description.peerreview no en_US

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