2013 Robotics Camp Information
The Intro and Intermediate Camps are for grades 6th - 8th.
The Advanced Camp is for grades 9th - 12th.
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- June 17th - Girls Only - Introductory Robotics Camp
- June 24th - Introductory Robotics Camp - Boys and Girls
- July 8th - Introductory Robotics Camp - Boys and Girls - FULL
- July 15th - Intermediate Robotics Camp (must have previous camp experience)
- July 22nd - Intermediate Robotics Camp (must have previous camp experience)
- July 29th - Advanced Robotics and Electronics Camp - FULL
* Please note that Introductory and Intermediate camps are designed for middle-schoolers and that the Advanced course is for High School only.
For information about the 2013 Summer Robotics Camps in Marion County, contact the Institute of Human and Machine Cognition at 352-387-3050 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
2012 Summer Robotic Camps Were a Great Success!
The possibilities are endless. Heli hopes the lessons learned during the camp will motivate kids to encourage teachers at their respective schools to start a robotics program, or encourage them to join FIRST Lego League clubs/competitions. “If they can have more hands-on time with robotics and/or STEM-related activities it will enhance their learning, as well as build on problem-solving skills they gained during the camp.”
Indeed, Heli is a big proponent in securing students’ interest in STEM/robotics, as well as high-tech manufacturing. She says attractive flyers are an effective way to spark students’ interest, particularly for girls. Capturing students’ interest while they’re young, using curriculum that portrays a fun or the real-world side of what they are learning, and finding innovative ways to showcase careers and educational pathways in high-tech fields is yet another way to garner interest.
Heli points to FLATE’s camps as a great platform to expose students to the world of STEM and robotics. To that effect, she is interested in using some of the resources she is learning at the camp to improve curriculum for future camps, and/or implement some of the concepts into her daily teaching experience. “It’s all about STEM and fun. This is how learning takes place, and is what matters at the end of the day” Heli said.