Racecar Challenge, a national autonomous car competition
Prerequisite: completing miniRacecar, a free online Python course from the Beaver Works Summer Institute at MIT (BWSI).
For Gymnasio and 1st Lykeio students anywhere in Greece
Module Development & Pilot
“CogWorks” Autonomous Cognitive Assistant:
A BWSI’s online and English-based course on machine learning for Lykeio students
Project-based with modules for developing machine learning models that leverage audio, visual and linguistic data
In pilot for the 2023/24 school-year at Pierce - ACG
“Smart Food”, a 7th grade cross-disciplinary STEM course:
Developed and piloted in 2022-2023, with the Moraitis School in Athens and MIT J-WEL
Project-based cross-disciplinary STEM course
In collaboration with MIT-JWEL in summer 2019
STEM multidisciplinary, project-based 2-week program
1st week: six science-based modules and three skill-development activities (Scratch programming, electronics construction models and hard tool training).
2nd week: prototyping and building a project. Presentations on the last day.
Wind Turbine Design & Design Thinking
Introduction to the topic of harnessing wind power for energy, and investigating common problems associated with wind turbines, using basic concepts of physics and electrical engineering. Introduction to Design Thinking, using the methodology to design a wind turbine around the needs of a community and building a model in teams.
Internet of Things for Healthy Plants
Learning about plant processes and using sensors to measure and evaluate plant health and growth. Using a block-based programing language to remotely monitor and optimize plants’ condition, fostering students’ understanding of the capabilities of Internet of Things, plant health and different forms of energy.
Exploring Aquatic Microbiome
Learning foundational biology techniques to explore local Aquatic Microbiome in a hands-on, experimental, and creative manner. With microscopes, identifying different organisms present in the water, observing their development, and investigating the connection between the organisms present in water and local ecology/life systems.
Waterkinesis: EEG-driven boats
Using concepts of engineering and programing to program and calibrate an EEG-driven system using special headsets, to attempt to drive and control the motion of motor-driven devices in pools of water in response to changes in human emotional states.
Food as Fuel
Exploring food consumption and energy concepts and needs with concepts of chemistry. Investigating essential questions about energy and food and experimenting using calorie-measuring devices and physical activity.
Introducing the concept of acidity and its effect on the ocean ecosystem. Testing different household chemicals and drinks, and assessing the consequences of the changing pH level on chemical and biological processes taking place in the ocean, such as carbon storage and calcification.