Auburn offers robotics and game development summer camp

Published: Apr 30, 2010 6:00:00 PM
Media Contact: Sally Credille, src0007@auburn.edu, 334-844-3447

Auburn University is offering an advanced robotics and game development camp for middle school and high school students on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, June 3-22, from 3- 6 p.m. in the computer science and software engineering personal computers lab in 2205 Shelby Center and educational and assistive technologies lab in 2214 Shelby Center.

This advanced program introduces concepts and hands-on applications of game design and development, as well as robotics. Students are assigned individual tasks and work together in teams to complete assignments, while gaining experience with a variety of software and hardware products. Cost for six classes is $150 and registration is limited. All course materials and a snack are included. Registration is open and can be completed online at www.eng.auburn.edu/outreach/k-12/robotics-game-dev or by mail. Pearson Education will fund 10 scholarships for children with disabilities, girls and children in need. 

The Carnegie Mellon University Alice Programming System, Microsoft Kodu and Xbox 360, will be used to teach game design and development; Lego Mindstorms RSX and Robotics Invention System, iRobot Create, Lego Mindstorms NXT and Microsoft Robotics will be used to teach robotics; and C++ and Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Express will be used to teach an introduction to programming.

The advanced robotics and game development summer camp program is developed and taught by the Auburn University Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering team that sponsors the K-12 Engineering Outreach Computer Literacy Academy and Robo Camp.

When registering, please contact Daniela Marghitu, 334-844-6386 or Daniela.Marghitu@auburn.edu, with questions about disability needs that may impact a child's participation in the camp.