Summer Robotics Camp Offered to High-School Students

The camp is a collaboration between two area universities and is open to students entering grades 9-12.

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From Aug. 8-12, high school students interested in robotics and environmental science will get a chance to learn from the experts at a Robotics, Environmental Science and Data Processing camp at Presque Isle State Park and the Tom Ridge Environmental Center.

The camp, a collaboration between Carnegie Mellon University, Edinboro University and Platypus, LLC, will introduce 20 students entering grades 9-12 to core robotic, data science and environmental science topics and will also provide hands-on experience with autonomous robotic boats.

Edinboro chemistry faculty member, Dr. Nathan Armatas, in addition to instructors from CMU and Platypus, will guide camp participants. They will use robotic boats to sample water quality and pollution levels near Presque Isle, and each training session will cover robot usage, collecting high-quality sensor data, troubleshooting and safety.

“The camp represents a wonderful collaboration between Carnegie Mellon and Edinboro Universities to provide students with opportunities to have hands-on experiences with data collection and analysis using state-of-the-art equipment,” says Dr. Denise Ohler, assistant dean of EU’s College of Science and Health Professions, in a statement. “We anticipate that the program will be sustainable and will enhance regional environmental monitoring and experiential learning for our students.”

Cost for the camp is $350 per student and includes all materials, lunch and a T-shirt. Class size for the camp is limited to 20. More information and registration can be found here.



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