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Career- and Robotics-related Links

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Grades K-5
Grades 6-8
Grades 9-12
BA/BS
MA/MS and PhD

 

All Grades

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Education Pays Calculator Use this calculator to find out exactly how much education does pay. Select the occupation you'd like to pursue in the first box and how much school you want to have when you enter the workforce.
Lego-based Classroom Activities A resource for using Lego materials as a learning tool for students.
Lego Design and Programming Engineering and science curriculum for grades K-12.
NASA Student Employment NASA sponsors a variety of paid and unpaid work opportunities for students. Find out more about the different types of student programs, get help building your resume, learn more about NASA and its research, and apply for a job online!
NASA Quest NASA Quest connects K-12 classroom with NASA people, research and science via mission-based challenges and explorations. Join Quest for live interactive webcasts, chats, forums and online publishing of student work.
RoboCupJunior RoboCupJunior is a project-oriented educational initiative that sponsors local, regional and international robotic events for young students.
Trinity Fire-Fighting Robot Contest A robotics competition.

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Grades K-5

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Athena Mars Lessons Lessons and activities about Mars and rovers.
Build a Nanorover Learn how to make your own model of a nanorover.
Classroom Robotics on the Web Lessons, materials, and rubrics developed in a Texas classroom using RoboLab.
FIRST Lego League Using LEGO bricks and other elements such as sensors, motors, and gears, teams gain hands-on experience in engineering and computer programming principles as they construct and program their unique robot inventions.
Grades 5-6 Introduction to Robotics An introduction to logic, power, torque, gears, distance math, design processes, and simple challenges.
Imagine Mars Students explore their own community and decide which arts, scientific and cultural elements will be important as they develop an ideal community on Mars.
Imagiverse Robotics classroom activities, articles, and interviews.
Make Your Own Rover Eleven activities designed to help students learn about robotics.
Mars Exploration Rover Robotics Education Program The MER-REP gives teachers an exciting alternative for teaching many of the elements in the regular curriculum.

NASA Student Involvement Program Six competitions for grades K-12 that link students directly with NASA's exciting missions of exploration and discovery.
Standards-aligned engineering activities A free resource for educators and administrators who are looking to integrate engineering concepts and activities into pre-k through twelfth grade classrooms.
Robotics Activities Increase students' understanding about what makes a robot a robot and how robots sense, think, and act.
Robotics Starter Kits for Educators A guide to different robotics kits.
Space Camp A parent/child weekend of activities designed to give both participants an overview of space exploration, while experiencing very real space simulations.
Squeakland Let younger children try their hand at programming.
Technology Integration Stations An array of hands-on learning tools created for elementary students.

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Grades 6-8

Title Description
Athena Mars Lessons Lessons and activities about Mars and rovers.

Botball Robotics

Botball is a hands-on learning experience in robotics designed to engage students in learning the practical applications of science, technology, engineering and math.
Educational Robotics Cyber Laboratory Curricular materials to promote hands-on learning.
FIRST Lego League Using LEGO bricks and other elements such as sensors, motors, and gears, teams gain hands-on experience in engineering and computer programming principles as they construct and program their unique robot inventions.
Imagine Mars Students explore their own community and decide which arts, scientific and cultural elements will be important as they develop an ideal community on Mars.
Make Your Own Rover Set of 11 lessons and activities about Mars, rovers, and planetary exploration.
Multi-unit Robotics Curriculum Give students meaningful exercises that introduce or reinforce applied physics and mathematics concepts.
Planetary Robot Odyssey Beta Expedition The National Robotics Engineering Consortium Robotics Academy Camp-on-a-Disk.
Robotics Activities Increase students' understanding about what makes a robot a robot and how robots sense, think, and act.
Robotics in the Classroom Grades 5-6 and 7-8 Robotics in the Classroom.
Robotics Starter Kits for Educators A guide to different robotics kits.
Space Camp Space Academy is an increased intensity program of astronaut and mission training and academics. Simulated missions to a space station and crew rotation highlight the week.
Standards-aligned engineering activities A free resource for educators and administrators who are looking to integrate engineering concepts and activities into pre-k through twelfth grade classrooms.

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Grades 9-12

Title Description
6-week Robotics Curriculum A set of introductory robotics modules.
Battlebots IQ Educational lessons about robotics.

BEST Robotics

BEST is a non-profit, volunteer organization whose mission is to inspire students to pursue careers in engineering, science, and technology through participation in a sports-like, science- and engineering-based robotics competition.
Botball Robotics Botball is a hands-on learning experience in robotics designed to engage students in learning the practical applications of science, technology, engineering and math.
Educational Robotics Cyber Laboratory Curricular materials to promote hands-on learning.

FIRST Robotics

The FIRST Robotics Competition is an exciting, multinational competition that teams professionals and young people to solve an engineering design problem in an intense and competitive way.
GEARS Educational Systems Robotics platform with projects and suggested curriculum.
Multi-unit Robotics Curriculum Give students meaningful exercises that introduce or reinforce applied physics and mathematics concepts.
NASA Summer High School Apprenticeship Research Program (SHARP) NASA's program for enrichment of high school students is the Summer High School Apprenticeship Research Program (SHARP). SHARP is designed to attract underrepresented minorities and women to aerospace careers.
Planetary Robot Odyssey Beta Expedition The National Robotics Engineering Consortium Robotics Academy Camp-on-a-Disk.
Robotic Autonomy Activities A series of exercises intended to explore principles of autonomous robotics.
Standards-aligned engineering activities A free resource for educators and administrators who are looking to integrate engineering concepts and activities into pre-k through twelfth grade classrooms.
Robotics Programming Simulate robotics missions and learning BASIC programming.

 

Robotics Starter Kits for Educators A guide to different robotics kits.
Robotics Technology Curriculum Select activities to suit the learner from elementary to advanced and manual robot control to computer program modes.

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BA/BS

Title Description
Advanced Research and Developments in Robotics, Universities International universities doing advanced research & developments in robotics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, artificial intelligence.
Autonomous Multirobot Systems Key issues and current research in autonomous multirobot systems.
CMU Undergraduate Minor in Robotics Focus on robotics.
Collaborative Research Experience Women in Undergraduate Computer Science and Engineering Competition
General Robotics Course Overview of robotics in practice and research.
List of universities offering robotics programs NASA Robotics Education Program list of universities offering robotics programs.
NASA Jobs Employment opportunities at NASA.
NASA Cooperative Education Program NASA Cooperative Education Programs are designed to combine academic studies with on-the-job training and experience and to give students an opportunity to work at a NASA Field Center while completing their education.
Minority University Research and Education Programs Minority University Research and Education Programs (MUREP) are administered through NASA's Office of Education to increase the agency's responsiveness to Federal mandates related to historically black colleges and universities and other minority universities, including Hispanic-serving institutions and tribal colleges and universities.
Revolutionary Vehicle Concepts and Systems Student Competition Explore the future of flight! Students compete thoughout the country in NASA's exciting challenge to high schools and universities.

RoboCup

RoboCup is an international joint project to promote AI, robotics, and related fields.
Tech-Interns.com A gateway to internships and research opportunities in science and engineering fields.

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MA/MS and PhD

Title Description
Advanced Research and Developments in Robotics, Universities International universities doing advanced research & developments in robotics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, artificial intelligence.
Autonomous Multirobot Systems Key issues and current research in autonomous multirobot systems.
Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute Graduate education in robotics.
Graduate Student Researchers Program U.S. citizens who are full-time graduate students, or undergraduate students who have been accepted to a graduate program at an accredited U.S. college or university, are eligible for this program.
List of universities offering robotics programs NASA Robotics Education Program list of universities offering robotics programs.
NASA Jobs Employment opportunities at NASA.
Planetary Science Summer School A one-week intensive team exercise learning the process of developing a mission concept into reality for science and engineering graduate and post-doc students with a strong interest in planetary exploration.

RoboCup

RoboCup is an international joint project to promote AI, robotics, and related fields.
Tech-Interns.com A gateway to internships and research opportunities in science and engineering fields.

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