Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy

Use the motivational effects of robotics to excite students about STEM

Smart Manufacturing and Advanced Robotics Training (SMART)

The SMART project works with industry to create micro-certifications designed to foreground industry recognized knowledge,  skills,  and attributes.  The goal of this pre-apprenticeship program is to develop a pipeline of industry certified workers ready to enter internships, apprenticeship programs, certificate and associate degree programs,  and in some cases begin employment. 


Industry Driven Assessments

The project works with industry partners to gather data, develop assessments, and review and update pre-apprenticeship training materials, classroom curricula, and competition activities. 

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FIRST Robotics

This project is a partnership between FIRST Robotics, Carnegie Mellon University, and Industry partners.

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Participants in the project have the opportunity to earn micro-certifications that lead to industry-recognized certifications.

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Level II Certification

SMART works with Community College partners to develop next-generation ARM training materials.

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SMART Partners

smart project leads
smart project govt partners
smart industry partners
smart schools