Auburn to offer robotics and game development camp for middle and high school students

Published: May 5, 2009 4:35:00 PM
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Auburn University is offering an advanced robotics and game development camp for middle and high school students. The program will introduce advanced concepts and hands-on applications of game design and development as well as robotics.

The 2009 Robotics and Game Development Camp will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 2-18, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in 2205 and 2214 Shelby Center.

Students will be assigned individual tasks and will work together in teams to complete assignments. Carnegie Mellon University's Alice Programming System, Microsoft Zune and ZNA Framework and Xbox 360 will be used to teach game design and development. Lego Mindstorms RSX and Robotics Invention System, as well as Lego Mindstorms NXT and Microsoft Robotics, will be used to teach robotics.

This new program is developed and taught by the same computer science and software engineering team that has offered the successful K-12 Engineering Outreach Computer Literacy Academy and Robo Camp since 2005. Children who were part of a Comp Camp or Robo Camp program are encouraged to enroll in this new and exciting program.

Registration is limited and the cost is $150 for six classes. Online registration is available at https://register.uce.auburn.edu/CourseStatus.awp?~~C090602ROBO. The registration form is available at /files/file1545.pdf. All required resources and a light snack are included in the camp fees.

For general questions about the program, contact Daniela Marghitu at 334.844.6386 (marghda@auburn.edu). For questions concerning children with special needs, contact Elizabeth Zylla-Jones at 334.844.9688 (zyllael@auburn.edu).