Thu., May 3, 2012 10:30am (EDT)

Science Teachers Build Robots
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

BRUNSWICK, Ga.  —  
Teachers participating in a science program where they will build and pilot underwater robots also will learn about the recently reformed national science standards that focus on engineering and technology. (Photo Courtesy of <a href="http://www.public-domain-image.com/full-image/nature-landscapes-public-domain-images-pictures/underwater-public-domain-images-pictures/underwater-photo-of-coral-reef.jpg-royalty-free-stock-photo.html" title="Underwater photo of coral reef">Jerry Reid, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.</a>
Teachers participating in a science program where they will build and pilot underwater robots also will learn about the recently reformed national science standards that focus on engineering and technology. (Photo Courtesy of Jerry Reid, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Up to a dozen science teachers will get to build and pilot underwater robots under a grant program intended to improve teacher quality.

The U.S. Department of Education awarded the $37,462 grant to the College of Coastal Georgia, Georgia Institute of Technology's Savannah campus and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Gray's Reef Marine Sanctuary.

Up to 12 science teachers from third through 12th grades will be selected to participate in the program July 5-7.

Tim Goodale, assistant professor of education at Coastal Georgia, said participating teachers will learn about the recently reformed national science standards that focus on engineering and technology.