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Youth Programming

STEM Summer Youth Institute 2014

Give your math, science, technology, and critical thinking skills a work out while you design and build LEGO® robots. Visit local robotics companies, learn more about careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and compete against others in these fun, hands-on courses taught by Oakton faculty.

All courses run Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Each includes a field trip to a robotics company as well as mini competitions and challenges throughout the week!

July 14-17
LEGO® Mindstorm Level I
(Grades 4-6) KDE S03-31
Calling all young builders and engineers! Learn about structure and design by building with LEGO®s. Create your own robot using LEGO® Mindstorms NXT robotic programming.

July 21-24
LEGO® Mindstorm Level II
(Grades 6-8) KDE S04-31
Learn about structure and design by building with LEGO®s. Use LEGO® Mindstorms NXT robotic programming to create your own robot able to perform complex maneuvers and react to a multitude of sensors.

July 28-31
LEGO® Waterbotics (Grade 6-8) KDE S01-31
Explore motions and forces, particularly as they relate to water, with LEGO® Mindstorms NXT robotic programming. Develop technological design skills as you work with a team to build a robotic creation.

August 4-7
LEGO® Advanced Waterbotics (Grade 6-8) KDE S02-31
Apply laws of motions and forces, and strengthen technological design skills as you build your own robotic creation using LEGO® Mindstorms NXT robotic programming.

Fee for each course is $300. Early bird fee is $225 when you register by June 2, 2014. Classes take place at the Des Plaines Campus, 1600 East Golf Road.

How to Register

  1. Download the Registration Packet
  2. Mail the completed packet to:

Oakton Community College – Alliance for Lifelong Learning
7701 North Lincoln Avenue
Skokie, IL 60077
Room: A120
Attention: Karra Wells

For more information contact Karra Wells at or 847.635.1425

Online Flexible Registration System
Register using our online Flexible Registration system with its shopping cart functionality. The online registration system serves as a convenient method to search, register, and pay for classes. Visit our How to Register page and find out more.