Teachers Wade through Research in the Gowanus

The Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) at NYU-Poly connects middle and high school teachers with lab research over the summer for hands-on training in STEM education. In this NYU-Poly Gowanus Canal explorer project, teacher Channa Comer was paired with graduate researcher Jeffrey Laut in NYU-Poly’s Dynamical Systems Laboratory to add sensors to the robot  to test for and collect data on air and water quality. Teacher participation in this citizen science project has inspired interest in engaging K12 students in their classrooms with modules to create their own small robots with senors to experiment with environmental data analysis in their own communities.

Learn more about this experiment and participate in the project at Brooklyn Atlantis.