Open to ALL high schools in Massachusetts at NO COST to schools.
No previous experience with MATLAB is expected or required of teachers or students
High school students learn to code in MATLAB and are then tasked to create their own fitness tracker. Students begin with an online tutorial on MATLAB which should start and be completed during Massachusetts STEM Week (October 22-26) as part of an after-school club or school time activity. Schools then form teams of up to 20 students (schools can form multiple teams) where at least 5 students have completed the tutorial. At the end of Massachusetts STEM Week, teams with at least 5 students who have completed the tutorial will be given a complimentary license of MATLAB Online and MATLAB Mobile and the challenge of collecting data, doing research and writing code to create their own fitness tracker.
Final submissions of team fitness trackers are due to i2 Learning on February 15, where a panel of judges from MathWorks, MIT and a number of other engineering organizations will award prizes to teams for creativity, technical ability and overall product solution. The judging rubric will be provided with the challenge.