Lego Robotics After School Program

St. Francis will be hosting a Lego Robotics after-school program for students in grades 3-8 that will run from March 15 through May 3,  2019.  The program will meet each Friday (no school – no program) from 3-5 pm and is limited to just twenty students.  The program will be conducted by Dr. Don Ferguson, who has organized the Lego League program at St. Francis for the past couple of years.  There is no charge for the workshop.  Space is limited so please ensure your child is interested before enrolling them in the workshop.

 

The workshop offers students a chance to learn the basic of robotics and programming in a fun atmosphere. Using LEGO Mindstorm EV3 controllers and parts, the students will be introduced to important concepts in the areas of physical science, technology, mathematics and computers.  Programming the robots is based on Lego’s easy to understand programming language that uses an intuitive ‘drag and drop’ concept to form their code. Students will work in a team environment to effective develop solutions in building and programming their robots to perform both simple and complex tasks.

Because space is limited (20 students), it is important that students are interested in taking the workshop before they sign-up.  To register for the workshop please send an e-mail with the information note below to the following address:

Don Ferguson – dferguso@mix.wvu.edu

Please include the following information:

Student Name:

Student Age:

Student homeroom teacher:

Student prior experience in STEM/STEAM (none required):

Parent Name:

Parent e-mail:

We are also in need of 1 or 2 additional parents to assist with the workshop.  Volunteering parents with assist students with some of the exercise, but NO EXPERIENCE in robotics, legos or any technology is required.
Updated: April 8, 2019 — 10:05 am