March 18, 2024 11:59 pm
My goal for this project is to introduce it as an educational program aimed at occupying a dedicated time-slot in an after-school program. This initial phase would be towards work-shopping some of the lesson plan to gauge things like: formulations for varying age-groups, work-shopping the nature of simulation inter-activeness that capture students attention, the types of real-world system simulations they are learning in school, as well as other possible STEM systems suitable for their age-group. This would present a novel learning environment that also builds extremely useful life skills; such as problem-solving and critical-thinking. I aim to bring this resource and educational program to low-resource school districts, and foster curiosity in students.
What I'll do with $5,000
$5,000 would allow me to: - acquire one more piece of hardware necessary for the program's development (mini-pc ~$1,000) - the mini pc will be used to develop, store, and run all the lesson plans - it will be brought with me, along with all other necessary resources, from site to site, to deliver the program - it will provide me with more 'compute-power' allowing more students to interact with the same system at a given time - the grant will also allow to shift more of my focus on the develop of the lesson plan, student-interaction architecture, etc., so that I can introduce it to after-school programs sooner. It will be covering day-to-day living expenses, so that I can get the technical-aspects set up in order to be pursed full-time (eventually getting to the point where I can support myself by providing this service)