Machine Science is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to supporting hands-on engineering education at the secondary school and university level. Since the organization's inception in 2002, Machine Science has developed an extensive line of kits, curriculum materials, and software resources for hands-on engineering education. Focusing on digital electronics, robotics, and C programming, these materials have been used for formal instruction and academic enrichment by schools, hobbyists, and engineering enthusiasts all over the country.
With funding from private foundations and a series of grants from the National Science Foundation, we have worked closely with Boston-area schools to offer engaging after-school, vacation week, and summer engineering programs for students in grades 6 to 12. The school year programs culminate in our annual Robot Sumo Tournament at the Museum of Science Boston. Now in its seventh year, this annual event attracts competitors and spectators from all over the greater Boston area. Graduates of our programs have gone on to study engineering, computer science, and other subjects at many of the region's top technical universities, including MIT, WPI, BU, Wentworth, and Northeastern.