Researchers with the University of Wyoming have received a $1.2 million grant to study if gaming and robotics can be used to teach culturally sensitive computational thinking skills to middle school students. Jaqueline Leonard directs the university’s Science and Mathematics Teaching Center. She says the project will involve middle school students in at least 10 Wyoming counties.
Leonard says the three-year project is funded by the National Science Foundation. Researchers will be conducting a pilot program during the project’s first year