The Dr. E's MINDSTORMS® Challenges website provides an online space where different monthly contests inspire children to design, implement, and share their solutions with a worldwide community of like-minded robotics enthusiasts. Appropriate for doing at home, in after-school clubs, or in the classroom as part of the curriculum, the challenges help develop building, programming, or other skills using the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® platform. Dr. E's Challenges encourage learners to develop creative technical solutions to open-ended problems, and to share their work online inspiring others around the world.
Meet the Team
Ethan "Dr. E" Danahy
Ethan "Dr. E" Danahy is a computer science professor at Tufts University. He researches innovative uses of technology in education to promote creativity and diversity of student solutions, encourage documentation, and facilitate collaboration. To learn more about different projects, visit DrEsLab.com.
Barbara Bratzel is a science teacher at the Shady Hill School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and additionally works as a consulting teacher at the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO), running summer workshops and advising on other educational initiatives. She also writes robotics books for teachers, including STEM by Design and LabVIEW Lessons.
Bill is a former public school physics teacher who has used engineering design challenges and technology toolsets in his science classes for over fifteen years. Currently, Bill is the executive director of White Mountain Science, Inc (WMSI). WMSI’s mission is to support STEM education in northern New England through development efforts, consultant work, and instruction in both formal and informal education settings.