The UNLV Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering and the UNLV College of Education are pleased to host the Fall 2022 Saturday STEM Camp. The goal of this STEM outreach program is to spark early student interest, ingenuity, and creativity in STEM by encouraging students to acquire knowledge, apply it, and to explore possible solutions to technical problems.
The camp will meet on the following Saturdays: 9/17, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19 and 12/3. The morning session will run from 9:45 am to 11:45 am and the afternoon session will run from 1:15 pm to 3:15 pm. Participants will enjoy their lunch break at the UNLV Dining Commons where they will particpate in a comprehensive education program, focusing on motivation, self-efficacy, and team-building.
Module 1: Electronics Workshop 9:45am to 11:45am
The electronics workshop will introduce students into the world of practical electronics. Students will receive theoretical background in form of lectures and will then conduct related hands-on experiments. Workshop will start with the overview of laboratory equipment, with full explanations of their intended purpose and use. Students will wire the designs on the prototyping boards and observe their operation using laboratory equipment. Further, students will proceed to practical circuits – including building and using touch sensors, utilizing light, temperature and distance sensors. Then students will build some practical projects such as flashlight, rain alarm, decorative LED patterns flashing circuits and others. Workshop will also include a soldering session in which students will solder the electronics custom kit. Visualization software will also be used during the workshop to demonstrate the basic principles of electronics. No prior electronics skills or knowledge are needed for this class. Workshop will include lectures, multimedia materials and hands-on parts for each class session.
Module 2: Robotics Workshop 1:15pm to 3:15pm
The robotics workshop will utilize the self-assembly robot along with a programmable microcomputer board providing students the broad experience in various areas: robot assembly and connection, embedding microcomputer board, programming the combined robot and reconfiguring it for different tasks. Robot assembly will include both mechanical and electrical assembly, following a detailed manual and instructor's lecture. Robotic kit includes motors and sensors and doesn't require soldering. Microcomputer board will be integrated with the robot and programmed using PC computer. Board programming uses easy-to-learn drag'n'drop block programming, and as so, no prior programming skills is expected/required. Microcomputer board also has programmable display that can be used by the robot to communicate with its users. With the robot assembled, students will learn the practical robot use: movement operations, using sensors (following a line, staying in the area, using accelerometer), utilizing display and also controlling servo motors – all using block programming techniques applied to the microcomputer board. Each workshop session will include lecture part covering that day’s background and the hands-on part.
Students who cancel their registration prior to 9/11/22 will receive a 100% refund less a $35 administrative fee. Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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