SUMMER ROBOTICS CAMPS AT THE BEALL CENTER
featuring Lego® engineering projects based on
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) Curriculum
SPACE IS LIMITED - REGISTER TODAY
Mathobotix, the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, and the Beall Center for Art + Technology offer robotics camps that spark the minds of young children and teenagers through STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) education focusing on team problem-solving, creative thinking – and, ultimately, building really cool robots. Weekly themed camps begin July 7th for girls and boys ages 6 - 13.
There is a natural symbiosis between technology and art, and the collaboration among Mathobotix, Inc., The Claire Trevor School of the Arts, and the Beall Center for Art + Technology has created an environment where the subjects are taught holistically together with science and mathematics. The result is education, advanced skills, and a whole lot of fun!
Weekly Camps run 9am to 4pm, Monday – Friday
Summer 2014 Session Dates:
Session 1: July 7 - 11
Session 2: July 14 - 18
Session 3: July 21 - 25
Session 4: July 28 - Aug 1
Session 5: Aug 4 - 8
Session 6: Aug 11 - 15
Session 7: Aug 18 - 22
Session 8: Aug 25 - 29
Fee must be paid for the entire session duration.
No refunds. No-prorating for missed classes.
For camp registration and fee-related questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (949)824-6206.
$295 online credit card registration plus 2% processing fee (per weekly session)
Register online at: https://commerce.arts.uci.edu/mathobotix.
Print & Sign Required Waiver Form, and return by the first day of camp: Click Here.
$307 for mail-in registration (per weekly session)
Registraton Forms & Waiver: Click Here.
Send Registration materials to: Beall Center ATTN: CAMPS, 229 Mesa Arts Building, UC Irvine, Irvine, Ca 92697-2775.
Discounts & Promos:
5% discounts currently available for siblings, multiple camp registrations, UC staff, faculty & students.
All discounts subject to change. Only one discount applicable to each registration.
Map & Directions to the Beall Center: Click Here.
Curriculum & General Info:
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) visit http://www.mathobotix.com/faq_camp.php.
Students have fun while learning the basic static structures used in robotics by applying the fundamentals of art, design, math and science concepts. Robot Cadets build strong and stable structures, explore simple machines, and program their robots using Lego® NXT software. The campers demonstrate their projects in a Show & Tell on the last day of camp.
--Fee must be paid for the entire course duration. No refunds. No pro-rating for missed classes.
--Fees, discounts, and promotional offers are subject to change without prior notice.
--Campers may attend one-week session or multiple week sessions. Campers will build and develop their knowledge and skills with each session they attend. Repeating students will work on different projects.
--On the second day of camp children are grouped by age and grade level. If your child would like to be grouped with a friend, please talk with the camp mentor on the first day of camp.
--Show & Tell/Team Competition conducted Fridays 3pm to 4pm. Parents/guardians/guests/camper's friends are invited to attend the competitions.|
--Lunch and Snacks: Please send sack lunch and 2 snacks each day.
--Fee includes the camp and T-Shirt.
--Camper age: 6 – 13 years.
--Camps Run 9am to 4pm, Mondays thru Fridays. Extended hours available upon request.
--Sign-in/Sign-out required by Parents/Guardians. Drop-off in front of the Beall Center at 8:45 - 9am & Pick-up at 3:45 - 4pm.
--All registration materials & Waiver Form must be mailed to the Beall Center or returned by the first day of camp.
More about STEAM education:
The acronym STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. Harvey White, co-founder of Qualcomm and Leap Wireless International, is credited with first using the acronym in a talk to the San Diego Development Corporation, and knows something about the workforce of the future when he states, “We simply cannot compete in the new economy unless we do something now about creativity and innovation.”
Much emphasis – and money – is placed on advancing educational efforts in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). President Obama’s initiative, Educate to Innovate, part of the “Race to the Top” program, invests $700 million in financial and in-kind support for the continued development of effective teaching in these subjects, to prepare our next generation for global leadership. What seems to be missing from all these discussions and dollars is a holistic approach to education in the sciences. The subjects that make up STEM are treated as discrete, and outcomes are confined to purely quantifiable test results.
Innovation in science education needs the kind of creativity that is relevant and humanistic, and that encourages multi-skilled problem solving in a collaborative environment. The Arts incorporated into STEM education leads to skills development, intellectual curiosity and stronger preparation for our next generation of leaders.
To support the innovations of future minds, the Claire Trevor School of the Arts partners with outside educators to keep creativity alive and thriving. We warmly invite you to come join Mathobotix at the Beall Center on our campus this summer – as we team-up, full STEAM ahead!
“As demand for a new work force to meet the challenges of a global knowledge economy is rapidly increasing, few things could be as important in this period of our nation’s history than art education.”
-- John M. Eger, Chair of Communications & Public Policy, CSUSD