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2013 Robotics Camps


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Welcome to the home page of the MSU College of Education Robotics Camps!

Murray State University College of Education Robotics camps were established in 1998 by Dr. Tom Lough. From inception, the week-long day camps were for students incoming in grades 4-8. These camps used the LEGO® RCX "programmable brick" for its robotic activities. The camps then switched to the LEGO® NXT "intelligent brick" as the basis for the robotic projects. This sophisticated system emphasizes the programming aspects of robotics and offers a wide variety of engineering and modeling possibilities.

In 2010,  a NEW level of robotics camp was established. For the first time, camps were offered for rising first, second, and third graders! This camp used the new LEGO® WeDo robotics system that offered many exciting activities and robotic models. Also in 2010, a special afternoon advanced session was offered for rising ninth, tenth, and eleventh grade students that was quite successful.

Each level of the camps include activities for building, motorizing, using sensors, and programming with LEGO® robotics kits. General information about robotics, including robotics sites on the Worldwide Web are offered to campers. The last day of camp features a "robotic derby" with various projects and events to give the campers ample opportunities to apply their knowledge and skills.

Generally, morning and afternoon sessions are offered, each three hours long and limited to 18 campers per session. Each session starts and ends with a meeting around a "virtual campfire," and includes a 15-minute break in the middle. The bulk of the time is used for working in teams to design, build, program, test, and refine robotic projects. Observers and visitors, including parents, siblings, professors, Murray State University students, and other friends are welcome.

Each session fills quickly, so please register as early as possible to get your choice of sessions.

2013 Summer Robotics Camp Dates and Registration

Click on the Robotics tab found in the center of the page under All Stores.

If you are registering more than one child,
you must register and submit payment separately. This means you will complete the registration process for each child. One total payment cannot be submitted for multiple children.

Download the 2013 Summer Robotics Camp Flyer


For general information about this year's camps, please contact Brandi King at the MSU College of Education. They can be reached at 270-809-3572 or via email at bking11@murraystate.edu .


Check out photos from past camps!

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