UW-Green Bay Outreach to offer Robotics Camp for students grades 6-9
Students entering grades 6 through 9 in fall 2013 can enroll now for Robotics Camp, to be held Sunday-Wednesday, July 21-24, at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Drive.
This camp challenges students to learn the basics of the engineering design process using hands-on learning with the Lego Mindstorms platform. Join us on a mission to enhance students’ interest in robotic design and basic programming. Students will have the opportunity to meet professionals from the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) industry, learn about existing and new initiatives in robotics from companies in the Green Bay area, and develop problem-solving and team-building skills. Students do not need robotic or programming experience prior to taking this camp.
Camp instructor Tyler Olds is the program director and co-founder of Oshkosh FIRST, which provides STEM programs and outreach for more than 300 students in the Winnebago County area. Its varsity-level program, Wave Robotics, has been ranked a top 1 percent program the last two years, out of more than 2,200 programs in the world.
Brown County Cooperative Extension is a program partner, and it aligns with the 4-H STEM national mission: One million scientists. One million new ideas. For more information on this endeavor: http://4h.uwex.edu/set.
Visit the camp website, www.uwgb.edu/camps/science/robotics, for registration and faculty and staff updates.
Students can attend as commuters or as residents living in UW-Green Bay student housing. The camp fee is $279 for commuters. Resident students will pay $469, which includes instruction, room and board, counselor supervision and transportation to evening activities.
Camp information and registration are available online at www.uwgb.edu/camps/science/robotics. Information also is available by telephone at (920) 465-2775 or (800) 621-2313.