Bulls-EYE - AREN Project
The University of South Florida continues to incorporate NASA technologies in informal and formal educational settings. The collaborative relationship has always focused on impactful initiatives that involve middle school youth and the framing of activities through GLOBE protocols. One other aspect of USF’s work has been a focus on engineering design to improve the educational technology. Work has been completed to use NASA technology in formal and informal settings again this year with a novel approach to engineering design for new Aeropods. The design component has focused on developing the project’s rapid prototyping capability and framing design activities within a service learning context. The two major initiatives discussed in this report that have been a focus of the USF collaboration are its Bulls-EYE Mentoring outreach program and AEROPOD use in its freshman level design course. The accomplishments of each initiative will be discussed along with ties to the goal of the project.