The Robotics@Armstrong program and this website are the result of the support
and contributions from the many people who have participated in the National
Science Foundation supported Ossabest program since its inception. We are deeply
indebted to these Savannah Chatham County Public School System students and
teachers as well as faculty, staff, and students at Armstrong Atlantic State University.
The Ossabest program started in 2008 and was initially a three-year project designed to provide middle and high school students and teachers an opportunity to explore a local barrier island, Ossabaw Island, using state of the art computer technologies. The program was centered around using a combination of on-island camps, Summer Institute sessions and follow-up workshops to allow teachers and students to study, document and share data that was collected on the island.
The timeframe for the Ossabest program was extended in 2011, with a focus on computer science education at the middle and high school level – giving rise to Robotics@Armstrong. This program works to provide middle and high school teachers with the training and resources they need to provide students with the opportunity to begin to learn and explore computer programming using robotics. The 2012 school year will be the second year for Robotics@Armstrong and comes with many improvements, including this website.
So come on in and check out what we have for you.
If you are looking for archived project data from 2008 to 2011 or access to the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography sensor data on Ossabaw Island, please click here.