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    Illinois Tech Elevate College Prep: Introduction to Robotics

    Illinois Tech Elevate College Prep: Introduction to Robotics


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: United States
    • Program Delivery: Day, Residential
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: One Week
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: STEM
    • Sub-Categories: STEM, Robotics
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17
    • Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
    • Career Clusters: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    The objective of the program is to provide an introductory experience to the field of robotics. Students will learn how to work with robotic kits and the Arduino platform to design their own automated system. Students, working in teams, will be presented with several authentic design challenges. The program also provides students with the opportunity to experience what it’s like to study and play at Illinois Tech.

    Learning Objectives:

    To provide students an exciting, hands-on laboratory environment for design and discoveryTo improve problem-solving skillsTo improve engineering design skillsTo improve written and oral communication skillsTo improve teamwork skills


    Example Activities:

    • Control movements of robots
    • Work with various sensors
    • Work with Arduino kits
    • Talk with Illinois Tech faculty
    • Tour Illinois Tech facilities and laboratories

    Cost and Session Information


    • Daytime/non-residential: $595; $100 deposit due at time of registration
    • Residential (on-campus room and board included): $1,395; $100 deposit due at time of registration


    Date and Time:

    July 23–29 (residential), July 24–28 (daytime/non-residential)

    Students have the option to live on campus while attending this program (residential) or commute from home each day (non-residential). The residential program will run from Sunday, July 23–Saturday, July 29, and will include evening and weekend activities. The non-residential program will be held from Monday, July 24–Friday, July 28, from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. each day.