Engineering in Agricultural Science
This project was inspired by the fact robotics are becoming a regular part of the agriculture community. A group of students whom showed interest in robotics became what I called an “engineer” and with the help of our community partner, Tim Colvert, an engineering student of Univ. of Arizona Yuma, they were able to build robotic arms to measure the water conductivity and the pH of the water of the classroom hydroponic system.
This exciting project really pushed my students and they were excited to learn. They pushed themselves to achieve and they were all general education students. A few being special education or English as a second language learner. When their robots worked, you could see the pride and joy in their eyes, because they learned more than engineering. They learned that they CAN do something challenging, if they kept trying.