Carnegie Mellon Students Develop Programs to Help High Schoolers Learn English
By Dian Schaffhauser
July 19, 2011
A small team of Carnegie Mellon University students is nearing the end of a 10-week internship focused on developing programs that can be used by high school students to improve their English skills. The students are part of a program called the innovative Student Technology Experience (iSTEP), which is organized by the TechBridgeWorld research group in the university's Robotics Institute. TechBridgeWorld develops and tests out technology-based solutions customized to meet a specific developing community's needs. iSTEP gives its student participants a chance to apply skills learned in the classroom to real-world challenges.
The latest effort involves developing new technological tools for teaching English in Uruguay high schools. The university team has seven people working with the Administración Nacional de Educación Pública, (ANEP) in Montevideo, which is the capital and largest city in Uruguay, and Liceo 39, a public school. Four students are based in Montevideo; two in Pittsburgh at the main campus; and one at Carnegie Mellon's campus in Doha, Qatar.
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