Written by S-L Teaching Assistant Lauren Scornavacca
The showcase is an end of the semester gathering of all of Professor Sue Freeman’s Cornerstones of Engineering students along with the kids that they worked with throughout the community. The showcase is a place to show family, friends, and other students the robots that the kids have been working on all semester! It was great to watch over 200 middle school students come together to celebrate their hard work, engineering, and their robots.
This semester, they had to build and program their robots to aid environmental engineers and complete an obstacle course, including color detection, line following, obstacle avoidance, and object relocation. The students first competed against others at their site, and then the top robots from each site competed in order to find the top 3 best robots. Prizes for the students included Target gift cards, Lego robotics kits, and even a laptop and tablet!
The student’s in Cornerstone of Engineering partner with the Timothy Smith Network as well as Roxbury Robotics to make sure the middle school students get the best experience possible!
Service-Learning at Northeastern also supports the College of Engineering through Enabling Engineering. Learn more about Enabling Engineering here!