Summer Camps 2016 are Finally Here!

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NASA’s IV&V Robotics Alliance Project in conjunction with the West Virginia FIRST LEGO League Program at Fairmont State University has an exciting opportunity for your student to attend one of four robotics camps that will be held across our beautiful state. Each camp has been created with a NASA-centric curriculum that will ensure your student has fun while learning how to build and program a LEGO Mindstorms robot for advanced movements, sensor use, and to complete multi-stage autonomous missions. Your student will also work on core values and team-work skills which align with the FIRST robotics ethos of “Gracious Professionalism”. Additionally, your student will engage with guest speakers who have knowledge on real-world robotics and see demonstrations from advanced high school level robotic competitors.

Where and when are the camps?
The camps are designed to cover as much of WV as possible to ensure students multiple regions have a chance to attend.

Week 1: MARS Robotic Team’s Training Facility, Morgantown: June 20 – 23
Week 2: Robert C. Byrd Institute, Huntington: June 27 – 30
Week 3: WVSU NASA SEMAA Laboratory, Beckley: July 11 – 14

Week 4: NASA IV&V Educator Resource Center, Fairmont: August 1 – 4

Each week is run as a Day Camp from 9 am to 5 pm.

Will I have to stay with my student?
No. Your student will participate in these activities with employees from the NASA’s IV&V Educator Resource Center and WV Space Grant Consortium. All staff members have passed Youth Protection training and NASA background checks. We cannot wait to engage your students in robotics!

How much will the summer camp cost?
Each camp will cost $100/student.  These funds are used to cover meals and snacks, instructor travel, and supplies. If this fee represents a hardship for your family, please complete the scholarship portion of the application. We will accept payment via credit card and check to Fairmont State University. (Once you are accepted, you will receive directions on how to pay for camp.)

What age group are the camps accepting?
Although your student does not need to have been previously involved with FIRST LEGO League (FLL) to participate in one of the four summer camps available, we are aligning age groups with the FLL age range, which is 9-14. This is simply because the curriculum involved is most appropriate for this particular age range and the camps are designed to prepare your student for participation in the annual FLL competitions. We want to make sure that your student gets the most out of our camp curriculum as possible.


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