Pewaukee,
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Beginning Robotics Programming Camp to be offered at WCTC for youths ages 10-13

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PEWAUKEE, Wis. (Monday, June 10, 2019) – With summer vacation just beginning, Waukesha County Technical College is offering students ages 10-13 a fun opportunity to stay engaged in STEM by learning the basics of robotics programming.

The College is offering two sessions of the Beginning Robotics Programming Camp -- June 17-20 and July 22-25. Each session runs from 1 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. on WCTC’s main Pewaukee campus.

Teens and tweens will use LEGO Mindstorm EV3 robots as a tool to explore robotics, mechanical systems, electronics and programming. They will learn basic robotics concepts, including EV3 interface; move, motor and reset blocks; turning and math for the robot; and advanced concepts such as light sensors, program controls and touch sensors.

Participants will work in teams of two with the same robots used in the FirstLEGO League competition, which is an accessible, guided, global robotics competition built around theme-based challenges to engage children in research, problem solving, coding and engineering.

Cost of the four-day camps is $121.50. To learn more and to register, visit www.wctc.edu/lego.

In addition, there is still space available in other specialty camps and classes designed for middle and high school-aged students. These include:

  • Nitro-X Automotive Camp: June 17-21, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., cost is $125. (To register, visit www.wctc.edu/nitro-x.)

  • IT for Teens

    • Python Programming (course): June 17-20, 8 a.m. – 11:50 a.m., cost is $146.75.

    • JavaScript (course): Mondays and Wednesdays, June 17-July 31, 12 p.m. – 3:50 p.m., cost is $437.25.

(To register for either of the IT for Teens classes, visit www.wctc.edu/IT-for-teens.)

About Waukesha County Technical College

Waukesha County Technical College, the leader in workforce development, prepares learners for success within the region and global economy. The College offers more than 170 areas of study including associate degree, technical diploma, apprenticeship and short-term certificate programs. Customized training for employers is also available. To learn more, visit www.wctc.edu.