Robotics



COST: $3,200
AGE: RISING 8TH GRADERS AND OLDER
DATES: June 28-July 11, 2020
MAXIMUM CAPACITY: 24 STUDENTS

In this two-week program, students will learn how to use RobotC code to build and program micro-controlled robots that respond to their environments by interpreting sensory data. Student teams will engage in regular challenges that will test their design acumen, creativity, and problem-solving skills.

 

Faculty

Walter Schwarz, Program Director

Walter Schwarz is the Senior Systems Administrator at the University of Bridgeport. He holds degrees in Computer Science and in Computer Engineering from the University of Minnesota, and he has more than 20 years of experience in educational technology. Prior to moving to Connecticut, he served as the Director of Technology for the Cherokee Community School District in Iowa, where he initiated and coached First Lego League and FIRST Tech Challenge robotics teams at the middle- and high-school levels. In 2016, he worked with the Hotchkiss Summer Portals course in robotics and is eager to return this year to lead the program, using robotics to guide students in the exciting field of applied technology.

Paul Oberto

Hotchkiss Science Instructor Paul ObertoPaul Oberto joined the Hotchkiss faculty in 2000. He has taught various levels of high school biology and chemistry, and developed and taught elective courses for seniors in biotechnology and genetics. Paul was named director of the Class of 2017 EFX Lab in 2018. He is an assistant coach of varsity baseball and football, and lives on campus with his wife, Jennifer, and his two children, Quillan and Rosie.