Texas Tech University
TTU HomeT-STEM Center Enrichment Learning Opportunities for Students STEM Activities

Computational Thinking for Middle School Students through the Integration of Graphical Programming and Robotics

Computational Thinking Graphical Programming Banner



  • This project seeks to integrate 3D programming and autonomous robotics under the over-arching concept of computational thinking as a means of stimulating interest in computing from underrepresented groups.
  • An educational tool that integrates the Alice 3D programming environment with autonomous wheeled robots (with on-board sensing) has been created.
  • We are developing the associated curriculum and we will be evaluating this tool through camps organized in Spring-Summer 2012 for middle-school students from local schools.
Sponsoring Department

Whitacre College of Engineering
Computer Science
Industrial Engineering

Dr. Mohan Sridharan
Assistant Professor
Computer Science
mohan.sridharan@ttu.edu
806.742.3527 x227

Dr. Susan Urban
Professor
Industrial Engineering
susan.urban@ttu.edu
806.742.2484

Project Time Period

Ongoing: Contact for Availability

Target Age Group

Grades 6-8