Hiram Robotics Academy
July 9 - 13, 2013 (meets daily, 9-4 p.m.)
A fantastic opportunity for high school students to design, build, and program robots.
What is the Hiram Robotics Academy?
Have you ever wanted to build your own robot and program it to do what you want? Come to the Hiram Robotics Academy and learn to program two different types of robots, both in the Java programming language. The Finch robot is already constructed and has several sensors for measuring the world. Learn to control this robot to accomplish different challenges starting on day 1. You will also design and build your own Lego Mindstorms NXT robot. Attach sensors and motors that you need for the project you choose, then program it in the same Java programming language. On the last day of class, show off your creations to the other participants, guests and your families.
The Hiram Robotics Academy will meet daily from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, July 9 - 13, 2013. At the end of the Academy, families and friends will be invited to campus for a demonstration of the robots that were created during the week. This five-day, summer learning experience will be held on the Hiram College campus, located in Hiram, Ohio.
Who Conducts the Hiram Robotics Academy?
Ellen Walker and Louis Oliphant, members of the computer science department at Hiram College, teach classes in artificial intelligence, computer vision, and programming. Their courses offer students the ability to explore many areas of computer science and apply what they have learned on a wide variety of projects.
When and Where is the Hiram Robotics Academy?
The Hiram Robotics Academy will meet daily from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, July 9 - 13, 2013 on the campus of Hiram College, a 45-minute drive from Cleveland and Akron. Participants will NOT spend the night. Lunch and healthy snacks will be provided each day of the program.
|July 9 - 12||9:00 AM - 4:00 PM|
|July 13||9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
(Dinner and Robotic demonstration for students and their families from 5:30 - 6:30 PM.)
The 2013 Hiram Robotics Academy is aimed at high school students who wish to explore programming and robotics. High school students who have a strong background in mathematics or technology and an interest in computing are encouraged to attend. Students who will be high school sophomores, juniors or seniors in the fall of 2013 are encouraged to apply. Please submit one registration form and one payment per student.
+ Pay Only: If you have previously registered, but have not paid, please click the Pay Only link to be directed to the payment screen. Please be aware that the first applicants to complete the registration process in its entirety and submit their full payment will be considered for acceptance.
Cost and Payment Arrangements
The total cost for The Hiram Robotics Academy is $100. Lunches and all activities and fees associated with the Academy are covered in this price. The online registration form is linked to two online payment options. Payment arrangements include:
Online by Credit Card: Hiram College accepts American Express, Discover, and MasterCard. When paying by credit card, please note that a 2.5% convenience fee will be included to the total amount charged.
Online by Electronic Check: There is no convenience fee when paying by E-check.
Other Requirements for Participation
Reference: On the registration form, students are asked to provide the name, title and telephone number of a teacher or guidance counselor who is willing to serve as a reference on their behalf. We assume that references are aware that students have used their names and that they may be contacted.
Register Early! Space is Limited!
The first applicants to complete the registration process in its entirety and submit their full payment will be considered for acceptance. High school students who will be sophomores, juniors and seniors in the fall of 2013 are welcome to register. Spaces will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.
The deadline for registration is May 31, 2013. Interested students are encouraged to register early.
Notification of Acceptance
Once students have registered and paid in full, their registration materials will be reviewed by the computer science faculty leading the Academy. As soon as a student has been approved, Lisa Schneider will send out an email notifying the student that he or she has been accepted into the program.
A week or so before the Hiram Robotics Academy, students will receive via postal mail a packet containing:
- Hiram Robotics Academy Schedule
- Introductory packet
- Emergency Medical Form (must be signed by your parent or guardian in order to participate)
- Family Invitation to the Robotic Demonstration on Saturday, July 13
- Directions to Hiram College
- Campus Map
- List of Items to Bring with You Each Day
Full payment must accompany registration to be considered for acceptance. A full refund will be issued for those students not accepted into the Hiram Robotics Academy. Students who choose to withdraw at least three weeks prior to the first day of the Academy will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be made after that date.