Youth Programs

VEX Robotics (ages 13-16) must have completed 7th grade and be 13 by June 1st

Other Dates
Dates:July 7-11, 2014
Meets:8:30 AM to 3:30 PM (Friday Showcase 1:30 PM) 5 sessions
Location:Computer Information Systems Bldg. 1017
Instructor:Richard Chapman
Fee: $495.00

Sorry, this course is inactive. Please contact our office to see if it will be reinstated, or if alternative classes are available.

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Explore the world of robotics using Lego Mindstorms. You and a partner will work with computer scientists to build your robot on the first day. Then you will learn computer programming skills that will allow you to control it. Start by learning basic commands, then graduate to learning loops and 'if then' statements. Each day you will build on what you've learned during the week to program your robot to complete challenges and incorporate sensors. Make a drag racing robot, program your robot to follow a flashlight, and shoot a basketball. Compete in some friendly competitions throughout the camp. On the final Friday you and your partner will demo your robot in the camp showcase.

Welcome to Engineering Expectations Summer Camps. Once your child is registered in their Engineering summer program you will need to visit our Enrollment Completion webpage ( to obtain additional information about your child’s program, as well as REQUIRED confirmation forms that should be submitted online within 2 weeks of your registration date, and absolutely no later than May 1. (If you are registering after May 1, confirmation forms must be submitted within 72 hours but no later than the Thursday before the start of your program).

Cancellation policy: To ensure that our camps are of the highest quality, we plan, schedule, and commit to paying for staff, transportation, and recreational activities months before summer camp begins. Families typically book their camp months in advance. Therefore, last minute cancellations are particularly difficult for us to fill since most campers have already made other arrangements for the summer. Consequently, we cannot provide refunds if you cancel any time after 4 weeks prior to the start day of your camp session and can only provide a 50% refund (based on the program’s total tuition cost) if you cancel anytime between 8 and 4 weeks prior to the start date of your camp session. Any cancellations that take place prior to 8 weeks before the start date of your camp session will be charged a 25% processing fee. If you need to change dates (and space is available in another session during the current summer) there is a $25processing fee.

Policy States:
No refunds will be given within 4 weeks prior to start date of your camp session.
50% refunds (based on the program’s total tuition cost) will be given 8-4 weeks prior to start date of camp (50% cancellation fee).
25% processing fee for any cancellations made prior to 8 weeks before start date of camp.
$25 processing fee for any changes in dates.

All cancellation requests must be made in writing or by phone with a confirmation e-mail.