UN declared that the number of undernourished people has been increasing in the world, and the Rome Declaration on Food Security recognized that industrial agriculture alone was not the solution to the problem on food insecurity. It is necessary to consider structural issues and local empowerment for a sustainable solution.
Students will comprehend basic electronic and programming elements, engineering design, and food security properties. After evaluating the benefits of electronics, they can turn electronic components into a prebuilt plant growing box system, and then evaluate additional improvements by using a library with +30 sensors and actuators.
Students are enrolled
in the course
After debriefing with schools and/or teachers about their classrooms, we will help them to plan, structure, and recruit students for a course that can last from 4 to 8 weeks
Learn to evaluate
food and nutrition properties
We designed contextually aligned and research driven educational materials, classes, tutorials, and videos to be used in the classroom and to support teachers. Students are exposed to food and nutrition issues, engineering design process, and basic electronic and programming
Students learn to integrate components and build the plant growing box system by themselves. With a large variety of additional sensors and actuators, students are encouraged to improve the system based on their own reality and local needs.
Students build and test a predesigned planting system that also includes a hydroponics solution. They can test, evaluate, improve designs, share, and adapt to their local needs. They can use a customized Android app to read and control the electronic circuit.