STEM Education & Robotics, Makerlab
Since its launch in July 2017, Makerlab has opened its doors to all ages from 7 years old to adults, most recently to children 5 to 6 years old, giving them the chance to get to know the world of technology and science. Learning Robotics begins through play. We are preparing a young child to enter the world of STEM, using the most up-to-date pedagogical methods.
With older students we approach Robotics from a variety of perspectives. We explore the world of Algorithms, Electronics, and Automation with Programming through Experiments and cutting-edge tools.
At Makerlab, children have accerss to a fully-equipped lab, where starting with Lego training robotics packages continue on to programming and electronic open platforms such as arduino/dwenguino, 3d printing etc., and are able to create their own robotic constructions.
Through robotics and computer science, young people acquire the tools to understand and act in the ever-evolving world that surrounds them, to create and consume, to understand and use, to distinguish technology from magic. To have the knowledge and skills to undertake jobs of the future.
We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist, using technologies that haven’t been invented, in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet.Richard Riley
Through the activities offered, students can understand and apply fundamental priniciples of computer science including logic, algorithms, data representation and communication. They can analyze problems in computational temrs and use programming and engineering to solve such probles. This continuous practice gives children the ability evaluate and apply information technology principles, including new and yet unknown technologies. And above all, to become responsible, capable, creative and confident technology users.
Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.Edsger W. Dijkstra
What is S.T.E.M.
Science was first formulated in Plato’s work “Theaetetus” and denotes documented and verified knowledge. Science today is no different from this original formulation, it continues to provide answers to all questions raised by the observation of Nature (Astronomy, Cosmology, Geology, etc.), of Life (Biology, Zoology, Biochemistry, etc.), of Society (Archeology, Criminology, Anthropology, etc.) and every other aspect of what surrounds us, but through research, experimentation and substtantiation required to produce valid results.
Science leads us to Technology. Technology is the application of Science for the development of new means in the service of Science, but also for more practical purposes. Technology is also divided into many categories with the traditional ones those of Industry, Transport and Health, but also more recent ones such as Telecommunications and Information.
Engineering refers to applied Sciences, which are also categorized as Positive Sciences. This discipline mainly deals mainly with the research, design, development and implementation of the materials and processes for each area it concerns. It is an integral part of the scientific process as it offers the tools to facilitate research.
Mathematics is the connecting link of this chain, linking theory with practice and idea with implementation. Mathematics provides us with the description and measurements for all the objects that surround us, as well as the theoretical confirmation of the results obtained.