Fall 2020 Virtual High School Robotics Course

Program Information

The 2020-2021 Robotics, Programming, and Simulation Courses/Research Projects are a great opportunity for local area high school students to learn how to use advanced robotics tools and engineering concepts to create Artificial Intelligence applications. Up to eight students from high schools in the area will be selected. This course is funded by a grant from Alcoa Foundation.

LEGO EV3 robotics kits will be used for the robotics portion of the program. Students will learn how to program autonomous robots using different software and Artificial Intelligence Programming. This year, eight selected students will get the opportunity to be part of UHV's robotics year long course. 

Due to COVID-19, classes will to be held in a virtual setting. Each student will have to sign-out a robotics kit to take home and attend classes virtually. Every four student are assigned to one of our talented student instructors. Instruction begins the week of 10/5/2020 until Apr of 2021. The camp will suspend on winter break and resume is spring 2021. Dates will be announced later.

Important Dates:

  • application start date will be 9/9/2020. Apply using the following this link
  • Last day to apply is 9/24
  • Student selection notification by the end of 9/28/2020
  • Students will pick up kits on 9/30
  • Virtual classes begin the week of 10/5

Please sign these two documents before applying:

  1. The parental consent form signed by a parent of guardian for each student (Release and Indemnification Agreement ).
  2. The photograph consent form either signed, or declined by a parent or guardian (Image Authorization).

To be considered for the program, please fill in the application form that is available here. Please read the instructions carefully and email all the required documents to Robotics@uhv.edu. All fields are required and the system will not allow you to submit an incomplete application. A photo release form and a liability release form must be signed by you and you parent/guardian and (emailed) returned before you can participate in the course. If all documentation is not completed on the first day of the course, you will not be able to participate.

Here is an example of building your first EV3 robot