This past summer (1999), I had the opportunity to travel to China for the first time under the MIT-CETI (China Educational Technology Initiative) program. The program was first started by two students who went to a high school in China to set up internet connection. The following two years, the groups mostly went to high schools to teach computer basics, with main emphasis on HTML. Summer 1999 was CETI's fourth year. CETI-1999 again took CETI to another step. Though all the groups still emphasized on HTML, we brought Lego Mindstorm Robotic Kits, Java, digital video, and others into our classes. The picture on my homepage is CETI-99.
There were fourteen of us this past summer, split into five groups. We sent one group to Beijing, one to Xi'an, one to Chengdu, and two to Shanghai. My group consisted of myself, Reid (a junior majoring in math), and Hesky (a sophomore majoring in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science).
This page is under major construction, but I have made the following pages for various CETI presentations, which makes them a bit more formal than my other pages. Hopefully, I'll have some time soon to put up the rest of my China album. First is a page that was used to sum up our Shanghai experience for the other CETI teams that went this past summer. Next is a page that I used for a presentation for the global business manager of Lego Mindstorm. I described how we used the Lego Mindstorm kits and how they were useful and helpful in our attempt to promote computers and technology at the high schools in China. I've also included a link to the weekly updates that was required of each CETI team.
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