School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Dr. Chris Rogers —“Using LEGO Bricks and Robotics: Engineering Education For All ”

The School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics
and the Vice President for Research & Economic Development proudly present Chris Rogers, Ph.D., Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Tufts University in Medford Massachusetts.

Tuesday, April 4, 2006
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
TI Auditorium (ECSS 2.102)

Dr. Rogers will present the work done at the Tufts Center for Engineering Education Outreach with LEGO in developing ROBOLAB; an educational toolkit developed at Tufts with the support of National Instruments and LEGO.

Dr. Chris Rogers, recognized by the National Science Foundation for his work in making engineering accessible and exciting to students of all ages, is involved in six different research areas: particle-laden flows, telerobotics and controls, slurry flows in chemical-mechanical planarization, the engineering of musical instruments, measuring flame shapes, and in elementary school engineering education.

His work has been funded by NSF, NASA, Intel, BOEING, Cabot, Steinway, Selmer, Fulbright, and the LEGO corporation. Rogers has a strong commitment to teaching, including learning robotics with LEGO bricks. He has worked with LEGO to develop ROBOLAB, a robotic approach to learning science and math.

For more information, contact Metta Alsobrook at 972-883-4154 or at metta.alsobrook@utdallas.edu

  • Updated: December 19, 2007