School program provides advice, assistance, onsite vists and training
for adopting Pyro in your curriculum. The following schools
are currently in our program:
- Alma College
- Bard College
- Bloomsburg University
- Bowdoin College
- Bryn Mawr College
- Harvey Mudd College
Institute of Technology
- Pomona College
College of New Jersey
- Stanford University
COllege at Potsdam
- Swarthmore College
of California Merced
- U-Mass Lowell
of North Carolina-Asheville
of North Florida
to Become a Pilot School
rubric of this grant, each of the PIs will be mentoring one or two
schools as a part of our pilot program.
Schools desiring to participate in the pilot program are invited to submit
proposals for funding to the NSF
DUE CCLI A&I Program (deadlines are
in November or December, a new announcement will be issued by NSF in
The PI's will assist faculty from candidate schools in preparing and
acquiring the funding to become a pilot school. Apart from assistance
in preparing the grant proposal, the PI's will engage the pilot schools
in the following activities:
- Summer 1-week long workshops to train faculty on the hardware and
- Assistance in course and curriculum preparation
- Free and open access to all the educational materials
- Assistance in configuration and ordering of all hardware
- Anytime assistance
on any matters related to the project
- Web-based discussion groups
- On-site school visits and talks by PI's at pilot schools
- Faculty visits to PI schools for further mentoring
Faculty with no prior robotics experience are also welcome to participate.
If interested, please contact one of the PI's listed below:
Checklist for becoming a pilot school:
- Contact one of the PI's listed above.
- Download and read the complete (mother) proposal (see link on right).
- Plan a broad adaptation and implementation (A&I) activity for your
institution. Inorder to become a pilot school, you have to be successful
in obtaining funding from NSF's CCLI
A&I program. Full assistance will be provided by the PIs.
- Obtain permission/support from your department chair to offer the
course(s) that will make use of the robot equipment.
- Submit your A&I proposal to NSF and obtain funding.
If you already have the resources (hardware and travel money) you can
also become a pilot school.