How do we design for space travel?

September 2018: Space Are we alone in the universe?   One of the interesting things about being human at present is watching our knowledge of the universe increase. Struggling to understand things that are much bigger than ourselves is something that many people do. There are many ways we can study space, with both Earth-based […]

Helping Students to Understand Artificial Intelligence

Training students at the Barboza Space Center in the area of artificial Intelligence.  Welcome to our reading list. Artificial intelligence (AI), sometimes called machine intelligence, is intelligence demonstrated by machines, in contrast to the natural intelligence displayed by humans and other animals. In computer science AI research is defined as the study of “intelligent agents“: […]

Alexa in the Classroom

Teacher’s Aide or Surveillance Nightmare? Alexa Hits the Classroom By Benjamin Herold on June 26, 2018 4:10 PM For better or worse, a new technology is making its way from consumers’ homes into America’s classrooms: voice-controlled “smart speaker” systems from companies such as Amazon and Google. The internet-enabled devices listen to what users say, send […]

Designing Learning Environments

Learning Environments for Tomorrow Learning Environments for Tomorrow Next Practices for Educators and Architects October 2 – 4, 2018 | On Campus | Request More Information » Building layouts can create opportunities for new relationships among students, staff, and the community. Furniture arrangements in classrooms and hallways can foster planned collaboration and spontaneous informal learning […]

The Occupy Mars International Chess Competition

The Barboza Space Center is training Jr. astronauts, scientists and engineering in the Occupy Mars Learning Adventures Program to play chess.  This will help to keep our minds sharp on the long eight month journey to Mars.    www.BarbozaSpaceCemter.Com How to Play Chess Five Parts:Understanding the Board and PiecesKnowing How to WinPlaying the GameUtilizing StrategyKnowing […]