SUNY Oswego to offer free high school Summer Robotics Institute in July

Several dozen high school students will gather July 7 to 11 at SUNY Oswego to learn about robots from the college’s engineering faculty.

The SUNY Oswego Summer Robotics Institute will run 9 a.m. to noon each day, helping students learn how robots work and interact, as well as about building and programming them. The institute, held in the year-old Richard S. Shineman Center for Science, Engineering and Innovation, is free.

For more information and to register, contact SUNY Oswego’s Division of Extended Learning at 315-312-2270 or extlearn@oswego.edu.

The institute is offered as part of a SUNY High Needs Program grant that the college received a year ago to accelerate development of its engineering programs and to recruit and prepare students for high-need jobs in the region.

SUNY Oswego offers programs in software engineering and in electrical and computer engineering. The High Needs funds serve to enhance the college’s efforts to attract talented students, retain them, provide real-world instruction and experiences, and ultimately to help meet the demand regionally and nationally for engineers in such cutting-edge fields as software design and development, bioinstrumentation, robotics and power systems and in embedded systems such as microprocessors.

(Posted: May 29, 2014)

Tags: robotics, extended learning, engineering, education pipeline