The scientific literacy of the public contributes to the acceptance of new scientific concepts, technologies, and methods that may influence society as a whole . Thus, increasing the public's awareness and knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields is not only essential for benefiting the economy in the long term - but also for improving society's capacity to make informed political decisions on pressing issues that are often rather convoluted . To this end, mechatronicsbased outreach in informal settings has been shown to be an effective means to acquaint the public with established technical concepts and ongoing research questions -.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Modeling and Simulation
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering