Registration open for engineering’s fall Robo Camp

Published: Aug 16, 2010 11:00:00 AM
Media Contact: Sally Credille, src0007@auburn.edu, 334-844-3447

Registration is open for fall 2010 Robo Camp, a program developed by Auburn University's Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering. The camp reinforces computer literacy to children ages 10-18, while introducing advanced concepts and hands-on applications of computer programming and robotics. Camp will be held in 2205 Shelby Center from 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. for five Saturdays from Aug. 28 to Oct. 9. The cost for the classes is $170 and registration is limited.

Carnegie Mellon University's Alice Programming System, Microsoft Kodu programming environment, Lego Mindstorms and Robotics Invention System, Lego Mindstorms NXT, and Lego Tetrix robots will be used to teach concepts of robotics and computer programming. Campers will receive a free copy of the Fluency with Information Technology:  Skills, Concepts, and Capabilities, 2nd Edition, courtesy of Pearson Education Publishing Company. Textbooks, headphones and flash drives will be provided for students' use in the labs.

Pearson scholarships are available for female students and students with special needs. When registering, please contact faculty member Daniela Marghitu, 334-844-6386 or daniela.marghitu@auburn.edu, about any disability needs that might impact a camper's participation. For special accommodations, please contact Auburn's Office for Students with Disabilities at 334-844-2096 no later than two weeks prior to camp.

Register online here.