GEAR UP Birmingham City Schools: Robotics & Game Development Camp
June 18-23, 2017 CAMP FULL

Samuel Ginn College of Engineering is offering in summer 2016 the advanced Robotics & Game Development camp for high school students. The program is developed and directed by AU's Computer Science and Software Engineering Department faculty member Daniela Marghitu and taught by students from the department. This is an opportunity for rising 9th and 10th graders in the GEAR UP Birmingham City Schools program.

This program introduces advanced Computer Science and Computational Thinking concepts and hands-on applications of game design & development, and robotics. Students are assigned individual tasks and work together in teams to complete assignments.

MIT App Inventor, Microsoft Project Spark, Lego Mindstorms NXT, Lego EV3 and Lego Tetrix robots, will be only few of the programming frameworks used for hands-on applications.


Campers will reside in the Hill Dormitories or the Quad dorms. They are designed in suites consisting of two double-occupancy rooms connected by a bathroom.


Campers will have various meal options for breakfast in The Student Center. Lunch will be personally cooked by each team of students in the Terrell Dining Facility. Unlike breakfast and lunch, dinner is held in The Village Dining facility, where they have unlimited options of a buffet-style meal.


Campers will spend their instructional time in the Samuel Ginn School of Engineering Computer Science and Software Engineering Personal Computers Labs, Shelby Technology Center 2205 & 2210 and Educational and Assistive Technologies Lab Shelby Technology Center 2214.

The Robotics & Game Development Camp is full for Summer 2017.

Last Updated: March 20, 2017