Robotics Camp is an inquiry-based experience that encourages motivated students to explore the fundamental concepts of engineering through robotics. Students will be encouraged to work at their own pace both individually and in small groups to learn the basics of robotics prior to building and programming their own robot to perform a variety of increasingly challenging tasks such as:
• Selecting, picking up and carrying various objects • Navigating around obstacles and finding its way through a maze
• Playing music
• Boogie-ing around the dance floor
In addition to participating in these and other fun hands-on projects, campers will have the opportunity to go on robotics related field trips, watch robotic movies, participate in recreational games and swim. Robotics Camp will culminate with a robotics symposium through which students can share the results of their work with friends and family. Worcester Academy Robotics Camp counselors all have a passion and enthusiasm for robotics.
About the Directors
Session I Director: Matthew Miller is a Physics Teacher at Worcester Academy who joined as faculty in 2016. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and a PhD in Biomechanics from the University of Pittsburgh, where he studied the biomechanical effects of rotator cuff tears at the Orthopaedic Robotics Laboratory. Since joining Worcester Academy, he has taught Engineering, Scientific Literacy, Honors Physics, and AP Physics 2, and is a mentor for the Worcester Academy VEX and FRC Robotics Team.
Session II Director: Paul Himottu joined the Worcester Academy faculty in 2004. At Worcester Academy, Mr. Himottu has instructed students in a variety of math courses (Algebra I and II, Geometry, and Precalculus) as well as Physics. He has also been the advisor to the Robotics Club. Prior to beginning his teaching career, Mr. Himottu worked for several years for companies in the computer industry as a hardware engineer. Mr. Himottu holds a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and has completed graduate coursework in education.
Session I: June 24th - 28th Session II: July 22nd - 26th Session III: July 29th - August 2nd
Boys and Girls Age 8 - 15 Limited Campers per session
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Extended Day offered: 7:30 am - 9:00 am & 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm (Additional Fee)
Session I: $360 for Full-Day - One Week Session II: $360 for Full-Day - One Week Session III: $360 for Full-Day - One Week
Rader Hall is located on Worcester Academy’s main campus. Rader Hall provides access to classrooms with wireless internet, Smartboards and LCD projectors. Rader also houses the school’s library, which provides access to many different technologies and a new green screen room.