Sensors in the Classroom 101


Middle and high school educators are invited to attend a FREE two-day workshop taking place on December 5, 2022 AND February 10, 2023 at NC State University. Looking for a fresh approach in teaching your energy standards while using problem solving skills and incorporating engineering in your STEM curriculum while incorporating a real-world learning experience for students? Then come join us! No prior experience with programming, electronics, or sensors is required.

Participants will:

  • Learn how to integrate the Grand Challenges of Engineering into their classrooms.
  • Receive a classroom-sized kit of Arduino components (worth over $500!) to get their students engaged with engineering in the health wearables space.
  • Engage in hands-on experience with Arduino components focused on wearable devices.
  • Meet and collaborate with like-minded colleagues from the area.
  • Discover other resources available from NC State University.
  • Receive a $250 stipend to each teacher who completes both days of the workshop.

Each year, the ASSIST Center hosts the Wearable Device Challenge, and we want to provide teachers the resources needed to participate in this exciting event! This workshop, designed to provide you support throughout the school year, will help you develop a team of competitors at your own school to bring to the 2023 Wearable Device Challenge. This workshop designed to provide you support throughout the school year, will help you develop a team of competitors at your own school to bring to the 2023 Wearable Device Challenge.

The workshop is FREE, including breakfast and lunch, and is limited to the first 30 registrants.

The workshop itself will take place on December 5, 2022 (part 1) AND February 10, 2023 (part 2) on the Centennial Campus of North Carolina State University. It will be led by NC State experts in inspiring young minds to engage in engineering topics. Who knows, you may be teaching the next Christina Koch or Christine Darden or Alan Emtage or even the next Veena Misra!

Educators will gain hands-on experience with Arduino components focused on wearable devices, learn alongside like-minded colleagues from the area, and find out about other resources available from NC State University. Additionally, participants will receive classroom-sized kits of Arduino components worth over $500 to take home.


Meals during the workshop will be provided. To help ease the burden of leaving their classes for two days, ASSIST will provide a $250 stipend to each teacher who completes both sessions of the workshop.

Sensors in the Classroom 101

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