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    Illinois Tech Elevate College Prep: Introduction to Robotics (Middle School)

    Illinois Tech Elevate College Prep: Introduction to Robotics (Middle School)


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: One Week
    • Entering Grade: 6th, 7th, 8th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: STEM
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 12, 13, 14
    • Minimum Cost: <$500
    • 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 skills
    • To improve engineering design skills
    • To improve written and oral communication skills
    • To improve teamwork skills

    Example Activities:

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

    Cost and Session Information

    Cost: $299; Payment is due upon registration

    Date and Time: July 17–20 (Monday-Thursday), 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. CST

    Location: Mies Campus

    Eligibility: Rising sixth through eighth graders (ages 11–14)