Last month, 30 under privileged children in Indonesia were given the chance to experience science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through solving open-ended challenges.
With the help of National Instruments (NI) and the LEGO Foundation, a three-day workshop introduced robotics and then challenged students to program their own robots. The partnership was formed to introduce robotics to students in developing countries through engineering expertise and mentorship programs, according to NI.
On Day 2, students attended the World Robot Olympiad (WRO) championship where they could interact with fellow peers and see what the robotic systems were capable of. Students participated in their own robotics competition on Day 3.
The real success of this program came from what the students took away. Both they and teachers took the robot projects back to their schools to integrated them in the school's educational programs.