Dec. 30 is deadline for high schoolers to register for free 3-day camp Jan. 3-5
Purdue University Northwest will host a free Robotics World Discovery and Adventures Camp for high school students Jan. 3-5 on the PNW Hammond Campus.
Presented by the PNW College of Technology’s Engineering Technology Department and sponsored by the Indiana Space Grant Consortium (INSGC), the camp is intended for motivated high school students in grades 9 through 12 who want a hands-on experience in robotics, robot programming and virtual reality.
Camp sessions will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day in the Anderson Building, Room 220, at 2200 169th St., with snacks and drinks provided. Students will earn a robotics technical experience certificate upon camp completion.
Engaging robotics activities
Participants will take part in robotic activities, games and competitions that will engage them in higher-level thinking, utilizing 21st Century problem-solving skills while exploring STEM-related educational opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Students will delve into the fundamentals of kinematic joints, motors and how to create a mechanical system. They also will be introduced to a virtual reality system for designing a virtual robot and will build a virtual robot in response to a challenge that is presented to them. The students will create a video presentation to document their camp accomplishments.
Registration and information
Camp registration is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration must be completed by Dec 30. To register visit pnw.edu/et and click on the Robotics Camp Registration. Further information may be obtained by contacting Assistant Professor of Mechatronics Maged Mikhail at (219) 989-2280 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To request a disability related accommodation for these events contact the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Hammond (219) 989-2163.
Purdue University Northwest
Purdue University Northwest (PNW), a comprehensive regional university within the Purdue University system, has two campuses in Hammond and Westville in Northwest Indiana. The university was formed by the unification in 2016 of the former Purdue University Calumet and Purdue University North Central. With more than 15,000 students and nearly 70 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, Purdue Northwest is Indiana’s fifth largest public university.