LEGO® STEM Robotics (ages 7-9, July 17-21 --or-- July 31-Aug. 4)


Welcome to STEM robotics camp, where your child will use Lego™ Education WeDo Software v1.2 and Activity Packs. The activity packs enable campers to work as young scientists, engineers, problem-solvers, mathematicians and creative writers as they are provided with the settings, tools and tasks for various types of projects. Your young engineer will build LEGO™ models with working motors and sensors and learn to use a computer to program their designs. They'll learn how simple machines work and build machines using basic, applied engineering techniques, project planning, problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Campers will collaborate on multiple hands-on projects. These basic programming and engineering principles are the foundation for futures in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

$259 program cost + $30 fee

About the Instructor

John W. Sanders is a high school instructor for the Pennsbury School District teaching in the applied engineering and technology education department. Sanders has taught in the Pennsbury School District since 1996 and presently teaches design engineering and robotics, and is also a part-time professor at DelVal where he teaches in the business administration and information technology departments. He has been with DelVal since 1997. Previously, he spent 16 years in the private sector.
Sanders holds a B.S. in industrial arts and industrial technology from Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree from The George Washington University with additional studies at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He has also completed the principal’s certification program at Cabrini College. Sanders presently serves as the advisor and sponsor of Pennsbury High School’s Multi-Cultural Youth Leaders Club (MCYL) and the Sea Falcons Submersible Robotics Team. The Sea Falcons provides students with the opportunity to learn about robotics, engineering, science and mathematics while building an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). Students learn engineering concepts, problem solving, teamwork and technical applications. Local competitions are sponsored by Drexel University, the Office of Naval Research and The Department of the Navy. In 2015, the Sea Falcon won five Awards, including the Overall Championship! Sanders is also the recipient of the City of Philadelphia’s Achievement Award for Literacy and Technology, The Barnes and Noble “My Favorite Teacher” award, and the National Society of High School Scholars “Educator of Distinction" award.

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