The Transylvania Times -

PARI Brings ROVERS Robots To Brevard College


June 12, 2017

Courtesy of PARI

Left to right are Ken Steiner, PARI Interim Executive Director; Don Cline, PARI President; Tim DeLisle, PARI Software Engineering Manager; Michael Castelaz, Brevard College Associate Professor of Physics; Christi Whitworth, PARI Director of Learning Experiences.

An exciting project will be available to Brevard College students, thanks to a $260,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The Remotely Operated Vehicles for Engaging and Retaining Students (ROVERS) is a collaborative effort between Brevard College and Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI).

The grant covers acquisition of the ROVERS and sensors, software development for remote access, and professional development of faculty, student internships, curriculum development and program evaluation.

"No other program like this exists - our students will be learning important skil...

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