Worcester Academy’s 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 tasks. Robotics Camp is offered in two one-week periods that offer different levels of challenge for campers.
The Week 1 Robotics Camp (beginner/intermediate level) is designed to give students new to robotics or new to the LEGO Mindstorms robotics system an opportunity to learn key skills related to the design and programming of simple robots. Initially, students will build and program robotics from pre-made kits to complete simple movement tasks. At the end of the week, they will use that knowledge to design, build, and program robots that can complete more complex tasks, such as navigating a maze using sensors. Students that build their initial robotics skills can opt to continue their robotics education by signing up for the Week 2 camp.
The Week 2 Robotics Camp (intermediate/advanced level) is designed to give students with prior robotics and coding experience an opportunity to apply key skills related to the design and programming of simple robots. Students will collaborate to build and modify LEGO Mindstorms robots from pre-made kits to complete tasks of varying complexity based on the FIRST LEGO League robotics competition (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxpXg5J5WdY). At the end of the week, campers will demonstrate the ability of their robots to complete tasks and score points based on how successful their robots were at meeting the defined challenges.
|About the Director|
|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 I: June 27th - July 1st, 2022
Session II: July 18th - 22nd, 2022
Boys and Girls Age 8 - 15
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
(Not Offering Extended Day in 2022)
|Session I: $395 for Full-Day - One Week
Session II: $395 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.
|What to Bring|
|Field Trip to ARI Company|