Educational robot puts STEM into motion

Hope Stanley, an eighth-grader at Travis Vanguard Academy in Dallas, says she’s not the most tech-savvy student at her school. But that may change after she learned to program using our new educational robot.

“This was really easy and it was actually really fun,” she said.

Hope was part of a group of middle-school students who were among the first in the world to get their hands on the TI-Innovator™ Rover, which helps make connections across math, science and engineering and demonstrates that learning to program can be fun. Students write programs using the TI graphing calculator they already use in math and science class to make Rover do things like draw, crash or even dance.