COSMOS Education Labs in Action

Office of Government and Community Affairs
June 20, 2019

COSMOS is the advanced wireless testbed Rutgers, Columbia, and NYU are jointly deploying in West Harlem as part of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) program. As part of the COSMOS education plan, over each summer public school teachers from across NYC work with researchers to develop web-based laboratories/projects to use in their classrooms in the upcoming school year. The immersive educational toolkit is developed by NYU and Columbia Engineering researchers. The program is designed to teach fundamentals of math, physics, and computer science through interactive research experiments in wireless networking. Pictured: Mr. Bianchi’s AP Computer Science class at Frederick Douglass Academy engaged in a lesson. Learn more at the COSMOS website.

This article was originally published in the Spring/Summer 2019 issue of The Columbia Newsletter, which is available for download.