June 20, 2012

Summer robotics camps immerse young students in engineering challenges

Posted: June 20, 2012
ASU summer robotics camps
Two young students show robots they helped design and built in a summer robotics camp at ASU.
Photo by: Jessica Slater/ASU.

Hundreds of Arizona middle school and high school students have gained experience in putting science, engineering and math into practice in the summer robotics camps presented since 2006 by Arizona State University’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

Led by Yinong Chen, a lecturer in the School of Computing, Informatics and Decisions Systems Engineering, the camps teach students to design, build and program rudimentary robots.

Youngsters get a taste of the rigors of experimentation, the engineering process and technology development.

In addition, more than 50 Arizona middle school and high school teachers have received training at the camps on how to introduce robotics instruction in their schools.

Through those teachers, Chen says, thousands of young students across the state are benefitting from lessons offered by ASU summer robotics camps.

See a video about the robotics camp.

 

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