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2014 Robotics Camps

 

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Welcome to the home page of the MSU College of Education Robotics Camps!

Murray State University College of Education Robotics camps were established in 1998 by Dr. Tom Lough. From inception, the week-long day camps were for students incoming in grades 4-8. These camps used the LEGO® RCX "programmable brick" for its robotic activities. The camps then switched to the LEGO® NXT "intelligent brick" as the basis for the robotic projects. This sophisticated system emphasizes the programming aspects of robotics and offers a wide variety of engineering and modeling possibilities.

In 2010,  a NEW level of robotics camp was established. For the first time, camps were offered for rising first, second, and third graders! This camp used the new LEGO® WeDo robotics system that offered many exciting activities and robotic models. Also in 2010, a special afternoon advanced session was offered for rising ninth, tenth, and eleventh grade students that was quite successful.

In 2011, Dr. Brandi King became the director of the camps.  During this time, camps have grown to include Advanced WeDo camps for younger students, as well as advanced programming and digital design classes for older students.  A new Literacy through Legos program was also added to open up opportunities for younger children who are not quite ready to take on the challenges of robots, by allowing them to use their imagination in storytelling through Legos.  

Each level of the camps includes activities for building, motorizing, using sensors, and programming with LEGO® robotics kits. General information about robotics, including robotics sites on the Worldwide Web are offered to campers. The last day of camp features a "robotic derby" with various projects and events to give the campers ample opportunities to apply their knowledge and skills.

Generally, morning and afternoon sessions are offered, each three hours long and limited to 18 campers per session.  he bulk of the time is used for working in teams to design, build, program, test, and refine robotic projects. Observers and visitors, including parents, siblings, professors, Murray State University students, and other friends are welcome.

Each session fills quickly, so please register as early as possible to get your choice of sessions.

2014 Summer Robotics Camp Dates and Registration

Click on the Robotics tab found in the center of the page under All Stores.

If you are registering more than one child,
you must register and submit payment separately. This means that you will complete the registration process for each child. One total payment cannot be submitted for multiple children.  



 


For general information about this year's camps, please contact Dr. Brandi King at the MSU College of Education. She can be reached at 270-809-3572 or via email at bking11@murraystate.edu .

 


Check out photos from past camps!


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