LOCATION: San Juan, Puerto Rico | PROJECT LAUNCHED: 2014
- IEEE Student Chapter of the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico
- Puerto Rico Institute of Robotics (PRIOR)
To promote engineering and sustainable development, the IEEE Student Chapter of the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico will design and implement a “Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development Laboratory” (RESDL) educational laboratory. The facility will function as a shared meeting space for all High Schools and members in Puerto Rico participating in the Puerto Rico Institute of Robotics (PRIOR). Students will be able to directly work with university students and IEEE faculty members to cultivate a higher appreciation for science, technology, engineering, and math. They will also gain valuable skills in teamwork and leadership.
Selected students from the IEEE student chapter of PUPR will work on the design and construction of the facility as part of their capstone engineering course. The laboratory will then be built and managed in conjunction with the Puerto Rico Institute of Robotics (PRIOR), a non-profit group which promotes continued interest in areas of science, technology, math, and engineering for students in “form k-12” to twelfth grade. Within the RESDL facility, high school students from the ninth to twelfth grade levels will be able to visit in groups to experience various programs and workshops on a schedule leading up to a major project.