JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Jackson State University and the NASA Educator Resource Center teamed up to provide workshops for Mississippi and Louisiana educators.
Tuesday's topic was robotics.
Middle school and high school teachers gathered at the JSU campus for the first of a two-part introduction to the robotics course.
The teachers were invited to experience first hand how NASA uses robots to assist astronauts in space exploration.
This program also allows the teachers to create and program their own robots.
"This is giving them a brief introduction to robotics. This portion will be going on for two days. We'll be giving them the history of robotics, how they are used in our environment and also we'll have them program these robots and test them out on the working field," said Deffo M. Tamboue, of JSU.
The two-part seminar is one of several workshops that will be hosted throughout the summer, and is free to all educators.
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