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Adventures in Robotics

Summer Opportunities

Columbia's summers are famously hot, but our summer programs are surprisingly cool. Our talented teachers engage young students in the nationally recognized Carolina Master Scholars program and other challenging programs for the academically talented.

Dates for summer 2020 are coming soon! Below is an overview of programming from summer 2019.

Partners for Minorities in Engineering and Computer Science (PMECS)

  Summer Technical Residential Workshop: Grades rising 9-12, June 21- June 26, 2020 Summer Day Workshop: Grades rising 9-12, June 8 - June 12, 2020 This partnership between educators and businesses provides gifted minority students with cultural and academic activities and role models in engineering and computer science. Through a series of technical workshops, students are exposed to the sciences, which helps enhance their academic skills. Rising high-school freshmen spend four days and three nights on the USC campus, and sophomores, juniors, and seniors spend six days and five nights on campus. College of Engineering and Computing personnel assist with the workshops.

Carolina Master Scholars

 The Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series is a challenging, pre-university summer program for academically talented rising 6th through 12th graders. Students who successfully complete three or more Adventure Series courses earn the designation as Carolina Master Scholars.

Adventures in Vex Robotics

Learn how robots think, sense, and function before designing and building one using the Vex™ Robotics Design System.  (Rising 6th-9th grade)

  Adventures in Engineering

Interested in a future career in engineering? Discover the different types of engineering and what engineers really do. (Rising 9th-12th grade)

Adventures in Aerospace

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be an aerospace engineer?  Spend the week with us and you will learn about the research, design, development, and manufacture of aircraft. (Rising 9th-12th grade)

Adventures in Information Technology

Dive into engineering and computing using the Arduino microcontroller. This STEM+C camp will feed your interest in learning to code and understand the basics of electrical engineering. (Rising 9th-12th grade)  

Adventures in 3-D Printing

Experience diverse facets of engineering design from architecture to structural to aerospace to automotive and learn about their structural design, manufacturing and health monitoring. (Rising 9th-12th grade)

Adventures in Animatronics Diorama

Draw, paint, mold and craft as an artist PLUS  design, test and build as an engineer. The combination of mixed media and electromechanical armatures will provide you with a creative outlet that overlaps with technology. (Rising 6th-9th grade)

Adventures in Computer Gaming

Venture into the exciting, interactive world of computer gaming! (Rising 6th-9th grade and rising 9th-12th grade)


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