Robotics And Beyond (RAB) has added a special Summer Academy week to its STEM camp lineup for 2019. STEM refers to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Now in its 16th year, the STEM camps provide an in-depth introduction to a broad array of science and technology-related topics for students ranging from elementary school to high school. The Summer Academy is for experienced students wanting deeper guidance and learning.
“Our summer programs enable young people to discover interest and talent in engineering, science, and design,” says RAB director Paul Chayka. “They get an accurate taste of what these fields involve, and meet role models—high school, college-age and adults—who are teaching and mentoring.”
The Summer Engineering, Technology and Design Academy, for ages 13-18, came out of the need for a more focused option for advanced students. Instead of general projects, the Academy offers individual topics at advanced levels. RAB is partnering with The Hobby Hangout, the radio control hobby facility, for the drone and robot classes; Education Without Walls is hosting the computer-based Academy classes, including 3-D modeling and printing, circuit design and fabrication, game design, and Java, as well as an Open Studio option. The Academy will be held the week of July 29.
The full day STEM and Design camps, for ages 8-16, will be held be at the New Milford High School library, during the weeks of July 8, 15, and 22. Camp topics include robotics, computer science, graphic design, mechanical design, and fabrication, and videography. The half-day Junior STEM camps, for students entering grades 1 or 2, will offer three sessions of broad STEM topics. The Junior camp will run morning only the week of July 8 and morning and afternoon sessions the week of July 15. The week of July 22nd will be Junior Coding camp in the mornings only.
About Robotics And Beyond
Robotics And Beyond (RAB) is a New Milford, CT-based 501(c)3 not-for-profit educational organization that fosters interest and talent in topics of STEM and design through a variety of in-house and off-site programs. It serves mainstream students and those with special learning needs, and attracts students from a 60-mile radius to year-round programs and summer camps. RAB has also created a highly impactful peer-mentor development program.