2013 Robotics Camps
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.
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 Trish Lofton or Brandi King at the MSU College of Education. They can be reached at 270-809-6469 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com .
Check out photos from past camps!