Robotics

2016 EXPRESSIVE ROBOTICS

AT THE BEALL CENTER FOR ART + TECHNOLOGY
712 Arts Plaza, UC Irvine

TWO 2-WEEK SESSIONS AVAILABLE SUMMER 2016: REGISTER ON-LINE NOW

Session 1:  July 11 - 22
Session 2:  August 1 - 12

Expressive Robotics is a two week middle/high school aged summer program focused on the development of robotic behaviors through programming and design, in a collaborative team setting. Expressive Robotics offers a new approach to robotics.  The camp was designed for visual artists, DIY hobbyists and young makers, as well as students interested in computer sciences, programming and engineering. The core of the camp is interdisciplinary and is based on the core principles within Arts+STEM, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) and SEAD (Science, Engineering, Art. Design). Students experience programming and code through exercises in body movement, flow charts, pseudo code creation, and more. Emphasis on stimulating innovation through imaginative thinking and artistic practice will be conveyed throughout the camp.

PROGRAMMING AND ROBOTICS EXPERIENCE NOT REQUIRED.

Middle/High School Program for Ages 13 - 19
Fee:  $899/ two weeks
Limited Space - 26 seats available

Register Online: CLICK HERE

FULL SCHOLARSHIPS SUPPORTED BY THE BOEING COMPANY:
Learn about Scholarship opportunities & download Scholarship Registration Packet: CLICK HERE

Deadline for submission of Scholarship Applications is Friday, June 24.  Applications must be submitted via email to beallcenter@uci.edu by 5:00PM, June 24th. Scholarships will be awarded June 29th via email.

Discounts:
UCI:  
5% discount available for UC Irvine staff, faculty & students using UCI NetID/Password, and can be applied on either mail-in or online registrations.  
2nd Sibling Discount: 5% second sibling discount available by mail-in registrations only.  Sibling discounts will not be refunded for online registrations.

For camp information, registration and fee-related questions or call (949)824-6206 or email beallcenter@uci.edu.

MAPS & DIRECTIONS TO THE BEALL CENTER Click Here

For more info about The Beall Center for Art + Technology go to: http://www.beallcenter.uci.edu

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Fee must be paid for the entire course duration.
  • Cancellations: Receive a full refund less $100 processing fee. Cancellations made after June 1, 2016 will receive a partial refund less the $100 processing fee, plus a $200 late cancellation fee. All cancellations must be made in writing to beallcenter@uci.edu.
  • Fees, discounts, and promotional offers are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Students may attend one session or multiple sessions, when available. Students will build and develop their knowledge and skills with each session they attend.
  • Students provide own lunch for each day.  With parental permission, students may, on their own, purchase meals from local restaurants or campus dining halls.
  • Intended for students age 13 - 19.
  • Sessions run 10am to 4pm, Monday thru Friday.
  • Sign-in/Sign-out required by Parents/Guardians, however parents may provide written permission to have students sign themselves in and out.
  • Drop-off at the Beall Center at 9:45 - 10am & 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.
  • The final day of the 2-week session includes a student exhibition and demonstration.
  • Fee includes all materials.  Students are welcome to bring additional materials that can be recycled and used to build their final projects.
  • There are no robotic take-away parts or materials, however a goal of this robotics program is to teach students programming using an easily attainable and inexpensive programming language that can be used with various platforms and then continued after the program ends.
  • UCI will be conducting a voluntary study to evaluate a curriculum design that incorporates art instruction with a robotics curriculum.  The information gained from this research is intended to help educators and policymakers structure STEM/STEAM based curriculum and activities.  More information and an Informed Consent included in Registration Packet.

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT STEAM, Arts+STEM, SEAD :

While there are many acronyms linking the arts and creativity with STEM, the Beall Center's focus is on using one's imagination to stimulate creativity. To think outside the box and utilize the space provided as a vehicle for students to explore their own ideas and come up with new problems and solutions that eventually lead to innovation. 

“We simply cannot compete in the new economy unless we do something now about creativity and innovation­.”  Harvey White, co-founder of Qualcomm and Leap Wireless International.

Innovation in STEM 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.