Pearson Education Funds 10 Scholarships to Robotics and Game Development Grant

Published: May 14, 2009 9:05:00 AM
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Pearson logoPearson Education this week announced that it will fund 10 scholarships for children in need for Auburn University's 2009 Robotics and Game Development Camp. This camp introduces advanced concepts and hands-on applications of game design and development as well as robotics.

The camp will be Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 2-18, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in 2205 and 2214 Shelby Center. Camp 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.

Students interested in applying for these competitive scholarships should contact Daniela Marghitu at 334.844.6386 (marghda@auburn.edu) as soon as possible.