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ESP4T Teachers

Engineering Summer Program for Teachers - 2017

Casper: Raspberry Pi Modules

Casper: Arduino Modules

Teaching Standards

The 2017 Engineering Summer Program for Teachers (ESP4T) is a weeklong professional development workshop in Laramie, Wyo., focusing on the use of Arduino and Raspberry Pi to teach Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) for K-12 students. There will be two summer sessions: first, the beginner level will start with a gentle "Introduction to Programming" followed by hands-on projects involving Arduino's and Raspberry Pi's. The second session is an advanced level, which is expected to attract returning teachers from ESP4T, 2016, as well as community colleges or other teachers with sufficient background. The workshop includes sessions on effectively applying this material in the classroom.

Workshop Participant Expectations:

  • Attend 1-week summer program (40 hrs)

  • Attend two  follow-up workshops (total: 10 hrs) during the academic year.

  • Complete Web tutorials and submit classroom implementation and final reports (30 hrs).

Workshop Participants will receive the following items:

  • UW credit and/or PTSB credit on successful completion of 80 hr expectations.

  • Stipend: $1,000 will be awarded to those participants who complete the summer, 2017 workshop and an additional $500 will be awarded to those participants who complete the two follow-up workshops.

  • Materials: Participating Teachers new to the  ESP4T workshops will receive Arduino and Raspberry Pi loaner kits to use in their classroom.

  • Lodging: Participants can choose to use free lodging (UW dorms), or commute.

  • Food: All participants will be provided with breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the workshop days.

  • Travel: Participants will be eligible to apply for a travel scholarship.

Agenda and Schedule for 2017 workshops are available here!

Workshop Team:

We’re a group of professors, graduate students and undergrad students in UW’s Electrical and Computer Engineering department, the UW Science and Mathematics Teaching Center, and UW’s College of Education. In addition to instructing teachers in new STEM resources that they can use to introduce technology and engineering subjects into the K-12 learning system, our goal is to provide an on-going resource for teachers who use these technologies in their classroom.


  • Suresh Muknahallipatna, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Robert F. Kubichek, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Andrea C. Burrows, Assistant Professor, Secondary Education

  • Jeffrey R. Anderson, Assistant Academic Professional Lecturer

  • Sylvia D. Parker, Senior Lecturer

Workshop Coordinator:

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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