College of Engineering undergraduates worked with middle school students at the Holyoke Boys and Girls Club and the North Side Community Center in Springfield in an after-school program where they created “e-textiles,” interactive wearable crafts that teach engineering design and programming. The Diversity Programs office received a grant from Google to support this project through its RISE - Roots in Science & Engineering program.
Program Impact Region:
Program identifies community participants.
Program Start (and End Dates):
January 1, 2012 to July 31, 2013
Holyoke Boys & Girls Club
70 Nick Cosmos Way
Holyoke, MA 01040United States
UMass Extension, Mass. 4H, after school program at the Gerena Elementary School
200 Bernie Ave
Springfield, MA 01107United States
Program Director's Email Address:
UNIT: Colleges, Schools, Departments, Centers, and Institutes:
College of Engineering/Diversity Programs Office
College of Natural Sciences/Computer Science
This Project Receives External Funding: