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STEM Summer Youth Institute

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Youth Institute Features LEGO®, Robots, and Summer Fun
This summer, students entering grades 4-8 can give their critical thinking skills a work out while designing and building 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.

Four-day courses in July and August run Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Oakton’s Des Plaines campus, 1600 East Golf Road. Fee for each course is $300.

Offerings include:

  • LEGO® Mindstorm Level I
    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.
    Grades 4 - 6 • July 14 - 17

  • LEGO® Mindstorm Level II
    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.
    Grades 6 - 8 • July 21 - 24
            
  • LEGO® Waterbotics
    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.
    Grade 6 - 8 • July 28 - 31

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


For details and course numbers, visit www.oakton.edu/conted/find_classes/youth/index.php.

To register, visit www.oakton.edu/conted. Deadline for each course is one week before it begins.

For more information contact Karra Wells at kwells@oakton.edu or 847.635.1425.

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