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Engineering  |  FURI

Mason Smith

Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona | Graduation Date: Spring 2020
Engineering (Robotics)

PYRO Robotics – Rossum Rumblers Robotics Club

Mentor: not-listed
KEEN: Spring 2019

The VEX Robotics Competition, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, is one of the world’s largest robotics competitions. Each year, an engineering challenge is presented to the elementary, middle school, high school, and university students. Students are tasked to build innovative robots and compete in that year’s game challenge with the ultimate goal of qualifying for and winning the World Championship in Louisville, Kentucky held every year in April.

Other Projects

The Effects of an Optimized Learning Environment on Student Engagement and Success

Mentor: Adam Carberry
FURI: Fall 2018

With the growing number of students attending universities, there is an increased demand for efficiency of lecture material. A common solution to this problem is using a one-sided lecture where students tend to disengage and retain less information than more interactive strategies. The purpose of this research is to investigate the effects of an interactive desk space on student engagement and collaboration. Both of these factors have been seen to increase retention and learning. Research on the implementation of devices that promote interactivity and collaboration shall reveal if the practical application of these concepts increases student learning.