Offering Intro and Intermediate Levels, LEGO WeDo Robotics for young learners (entering Grades 2-5). Working in teams of two, students design and construct interactive structures programmed with motors and sensors. Incorporating professional engineering practices, this hands-on and academically rigorous STEM Education program builds design thinking and strategic innovation as young learners solve for the building and programming challenges they are posed.
VEX IQ Robotics – Navigation Engineering is offered for middle school students (entering Grades 5-8). Working in teams of two, students construct and program smart robots for navigation and manipulation using Graphical ROBOTC programming software. Additionally, students also participate in team driver/remote control alliance matches, modeled directly after actual robotics competitions, as they strategically collaborate – in real time – with demonstrating their teamwork skills. *Application required for acceptance into program.
LEGO EV3 Robotics – Navigation Engineering is offered for students entering Grades 6-9. Working in teams of two, students construct and program smart robots for navigation and incorporating actuators and sensors. In addition, students also learn about basics of gear systems as well as effective chassis and manipulation design concepts as they solve for the specific building and programming challenges they are posed.
LEGO EV3 Robotics – Innovation Engineering is offered for students entering Grades 7-10. Working in teams of two, students construct and program smart robots to perform innovative tasks such as sorting colors, manipulating objects, etc. In addition, students are challenged to develop viable prototypes with updating and enhancing design and functionality incorporating complex programming using Loops, Switches, Data Wires, Variables, Logic, Case Structures, My Blocks (Sub-Routines), and more!
These STEM Education summercamp courses are infused with comprehensive and direct instruction as well as hands-on learning experiences seamlessly integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) content and concepts - all in a real-world context. Courses taught by a team of highly qualified and NY State Certified Teachers with years of K-12 classroom teaching and corporate engineering experiences. The team of female teachers are entering their 6th year as faculty members at Allendale Columbia School and have been presented with the 2014 Corporate K-12 STEM Innovation Award by the International Association of STEM Leaders at their invitation-only, Annual Forum in Washington, D.C. Oh, did we mention our programs are incredibly fun?