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Robotics Camp at WIU-QC in July
June 3, 2014
MOLINE, IL - This summer, area youth ages 11 to 16 will have the opportunity to learn to build a robot, as well as to learn basic tool safety and design through a camp at Western Illinois University-Quad Cities.
The camp will run July 8-10 at the WIU-QC Riverfront Campus, rooms 103-104. Tuesday, July 8 and Wednesday, July 9 the camp will run from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., and Thursday, July 10 will run from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
This science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educational outreach program will teach students how to work within a team environment, record ideas in an engineering manual and be exposed to a variety of important engineering technologies. The camp curriculum will be structured to emphasize informal science education (free-choice learning), in a project-based (inquiry-based) manner, and involve systems thinking.
The camp is coordinated by coach of the award-winning robotics team, Rio Rancho Runners, Shelly Gruening, who operates a home school robotics team based in New Mexico.
Registration for the three-day camp is $140 per student, and all camp attendees receive a t-shirt. Drinks are provided, however students are required to bring their own lunch.
The deadline for registration is Sunday, June 15.
For more information, contact Christina Monson at (309) 763-3999, ext. 62788 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Register online at wiu.edu/qc/Engineering/robotics.php.
Posted By: WIU News, University Relations
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