CRDG and the Archimedes project, under the guidance of Tom Speitel and Neil Scott, have begun work on the Invention Factory, a three-year, $900,000 project funded by the National Science Foundation. The program will teach information technology to teenagers by involving them in interactive hands-on projects designed to improve human-computer interaction for individuals that are disabled or elderly. The project’s objectives include stimulating an interest in science and engineering careers among students currently under-represented in those fields; giving students the skills they need in mathematics and computer programming to allow them to participate in the needs analysis, design, fabrication, and evaluation of devices that meet the needs of the disabled; and demonstrating that students who create technology-based solutions that impact people have substantially greater motivation to pursue careers in engineering.
Academy of the Pacific
Pearl City High