Kickstart a Business
Monday, June 6 - Thursday, June 9
In this program, following the storyline of starting a new business, students will learn the basics of robot design and programming. Activities include building and programming a delivery cart, a digital safe-deposit, and finally an automated sorting machine to identify and ship the correct packages based on color. Through these activities participants will develop effective problem-solving skills by decomposing problems into smaller parts and learn how to use pseudocode, systematically identify and fix bugs, and use conditions and compound conditions to program encoded devices.
Monday, June 13 - Thursday, June 16
In this program, participants will be introduced to the world of robotics competitions as they gradually learn the basics of building and programming autonomous robots using sensors. Working together to build an effective competition robot, students systematically test and refine programs, using the design process to develop a solution to complete missions, all the while developing skills related to collaboration and teamwork, and life skills for future careers.