RoboWeekend Offers Opportunity to Explore Engineering




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Children with an interest in science or engineering can wind down their summer with a weekend at Rochester Institute of Technology.

The students in RITís Multidisciplinary Robotics Club are hosting RoboWeekends for the third consecutive summer. There are two sessions remaining.

RoboWeekend I is an introductory workshops for students aged 9 to 14, who have little to no experience with robotics or computer programming. This two-day workshop (Aug. 12-13) provides a glimpse into engineering and robotics, utilizing the LEGO MindStorms Invention Kit. Students will build a robot and program it to compete a two-minute task.

RoboWeekend II (Aug. 5-6) is designed for students aged 12 to 16 with some experience in robotics or computer programming or for students who have completed RoboWeekend I. This session involves more advanced programming, with the finished robot completing a five-minute task.

Parents are welcome to visit during the final two hours of each workshop to watch the design review and competition portions of the experience.

Call (585) 475-7208 or e-mail roboweekend@mdrc.rit.edu to register. The registration fee is $100. For more information visit www.mdrc.rit.edu.