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Robotics - Engineering Design and Development


Robotics - Engineering Design and Development - 5 Day Program

WHEN: August 15-19th, 2016 FROM 8:30 AM TO 4:30 PM
WHERE: Our Lady Of Mercy Academy, 815 Convent Road, Syosset, NY 11791
COST: $250 
Limited Scholarships Also Available!

This is a 5-day program during which students have the opportunity to experience first-hand the roles involved in the engineering fields focused on robotics. Students will work in teams of 6-8 to understand the design of a Humanoid Robot as a foundation for robotics engineering. The learning continues as the teams study the inner workings of the robot, the design thinking that went into creating the robot, and how these robots relate to humans. 

Through fun, engaging activities throughout the week, students will learn about design thinking and engineering concepts. They will work with their teams to have fun and get creative as they design and engineer their own concepts. Students will take a journey to understand the opportunities and the roles involved with the rapidly growing robotics industry. This program is more than playing with "cool" robots; It expands a student's mind so they can better undersant the value surrounding the excitement of robotics across many STEAM industries and career paths. 

The program begins with teaching students about the hardware design and learning through reverse engineering. Students then egage in smaller engineering projects to build foundational skills to learn a number of components involved in robotics. The week concludes with a capstone project where the teams will engineer their own designed project that demonstrates the competancies learned during the week. They must ensure the design supports solving a problem that impacts our lives in a postivie way. Students will present a final 2- to 3-minute demonstration of their design. Teams must meet timelines for the deliverables and demonstrate strong collaboration skills at all times. Industry experts will judge the final projects, and the teams will compete for exciting prizes. 
The registration fee secures your spot in the program. This amount gets credited to your fundraising account as a personal donation, which essentially jump starts your efforts. The amount will display on your website so friends and family see that you have already made an investment toward your goal. If you have questions about the fundraise-to-attend process, please see our FAQ.

Students can select to bring their own lunch or prepay for lunch provided by We Connect The Dots.  Lunch will vary based on dietary needs and will range from boxed sandwich with snack and fruit to Pizza and salad. Lunch is $60 for the week. (The lunch fee will not be represented in the fundraising goal.) When selecting the registration fee please select $50 or $110 based on lunch being included or packing a lunch each day.

For information about the event visit our program registration website at or contact our team via email or by calling (631) 468-7475 Ext 0.



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