Graduate student working showing elementary school students how to use a bee-shaped robot
Sep. 30, 2022

The online application for the free Fall 2022 Saturday STEM courses is now open. Apply online by 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10. Please note that each class is limited to 20 students and, if there are more applicants than spaces, students will be chosen via a lottery and notified. 

Here are the offerings this semester:

Learning Science and Math with the Finch Robot (Grades 3, 4, and 5)

Finch is a robot that can be coded to move on a surface to accomplish given goals. By using Finch with Snap! block-based programming, children will learn how to code a robot and learn science and math concepts! Children will be given ample opportunities to hone their skills and improve their understanding of robotics and coding, along with their conceptual understanding of math and science. Starting to learn block-based coding through educational robotics will enhance students' critical thinking skills and raise students’ interest in STEM and computer science careers.

Program meets on Saturdays, Oct. 15, 22, and  29, and Nov. 5, and 12.

Choose from Section I or II.

  • Section I: 9 -11:30 a.m. with Dr. Hasan Deniz and Burak Sahin
  • Section II: Noon - 2:30 p.m. with Burak Sahin
Integrating Engineering with Robotics (Grades 6, 7, and 8)

This five-week course is designed to engage students who may not think robotics or computer science is for them. This course integrates engineering with the essentials of coding in an engaging environment through Hummingbird robotics. Hummingbird robotics is a great way to introduce kids to STEM by solving authentic problems with construction materials that they are already familiar with. By the end of the course, students will improve their knowledge and skills in engineering and computational thinking, and they will be informed about STEM and computer science careers. No prior experience in robotics is required.

Program meets on Saturdays, Oct. 15, 22, and  29, and Nov. 5, and 12.

Section I: Noon -2:30 p.m. with Dr. Hasan Deniz