Robotics Camp Season is Here! Sign up Now for a Summer of STEMultimate Challenges

Summer is almost here, and it’s the perfect time to enroll into one of FLATE’s robotics camps.
The five day camps are a fun and challenging way to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and its applications through hands-on activities. The Camps will be held at Hillsborough Community College in Brandon. Cost for the intro and intermediate camp is $175 per week; cost for the high school engineering and technology camp is $200 a week. This year’s schedule and list of camp offerings include:

June 20-24: Introductory EV3 Robotics Camp for Middle School GIRLS ONLY!
June 27-July 1: Introductory EV3 Robotics Camp for ALL Middle School students
July 11-15: Intermediate EV3 Robotics Camp for ALL Middle School students
July 25-29: Engineering Technology Camp for High School Students

Scholarships are available for Girl campers with preference given to girls enrolled in the All Girls camp. The Suncoast Credit Union Foundation is once again partnering with FLATE to

provide scholarships for girls from low-income families to attend the All Girls camp. To qualify for the scholarship as well as apply for any of the camps throughout this summer, please fill out the registration forms that are currently posted on the FLATE Camps page. Thanks to a grant from Hillsborough County, scholarships are also available for students interested in enrolling in the high school camp. Students from low income families, and/or those participating in a free and reduced lunch program are eligible to apply for the high school camp scholarship. More information on the high school camps, applications and scholarship are posted online on the FLATE Camps website. Thanks also to the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers for contributing $500 to FLATE robotics camps.

In addition to the robotics camp in Tampa, FLATE is hosting camps at St. Petersburg College in St. Petersburg, FL, and at Marion Technical Institute in Ocala. Contact Daley Toney at Bruce.Toney@marion.k12.fl.us for more information. The Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) is hosting camps at Pensacola and Ocala, and the Peterson Academy in Jacksonville is also hosting robotics camps modeled after the FLATE robotics camps.  

Don't forget to check out FLATE's NEW Robotics Camp Curriculum and Camp Best Practice guide. This year FLATE has formalized its curriculum for its summer introductory and intermediate camps. Visit the FLATE Wiki to download this incredible and free resource. For more information on FLATE’s 2016 Robotics and High School Technology camps visit www.fl-ate.org/projects/camps.html, and www.madeinflorida.org. You can also contact Dr. Marilyn Barger at barger@fl-ate.org, and/or Janice Mukhia (news@fl-ate.org), FLATE Communications Manager with questions about the camp/registration.