2014 SUMMER ROBOTICS CAMPS AT THE BEALL
based on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) Curriculum

Mathobotix, the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, and the Beall Center for Art + Technology offer robotics camps that spark the minds of young children and teenagers through STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) education focusing on team problem-solving, creative thinking – and, ultimately, building really cool robots. 

NEW!!   MIDDLE/HIGH-SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP: 
EXPRESSIVE ROBOTICS
Ages 14 - 19
Two week camp session runs July 21 - August 1, 2104 
Monday - Friday, 10AM- 4PM
Beall Center, 712 Arts Plaza, UCI
Fee:  $899/ two weeks, Limited Space - 30 seats available. 
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION PACKET

Designed for young visual artists, hobbyists, builders and makers as well as students interested in computer sciences, programming and engineering.  Expressive Robotics is a two-week middle/high school aged summer intensive focused on the development of robotic behaviors through programming and design.  Originally funded by a grant from the Nicholas Endowment, the core of the camp is interdisciplinary based on a newly developed STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) curriculum designed specifically for this camp by UC Irvine faculty, students and staff.  Students will experience programming and code through exercises in body movement, flow charts, pseudo code creation, and more.  Emphasis on utilizing creative thinking and artistic practice while developing their projects will be conveyed throughout the camp.  Students will learn RobotC programming language using VEX Robotics Design System, and will design and build robots with a DIY approach using various materials and tools to complete their projects.  (Note: This is a two week camp.  Only one session will be offered from July 21 - Aug 1.  Limited to 30 students. Programming and Robotics experience is NOT required.)

MATHOBOTIX ROBOTICS ENGINEERING CAMPS
Ages 6 - 13
Weekly Camp Sessions Monday-Friday, 9AM-4PM
Beall Center, 712 Arts Plaza, UCI
Fee: $295/week online payment or $307/week payment by check
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION PACKET

Utilizing Lego© NXT software, campers engage in team problem-solving, creative thinking – and ultimately build really cool robots.  Six weekly camp sessions are offered over the summer.  Recognizing the natural symbiosis between technology and art, Mathobotix Inc. and the Beall Center for Art + Technology began their collaboration in 2010 to create an environment where the subjects are taught holistically together with science and mathematics.  Students have fun while learning the basic static structures used in robotics by applying the fundamentals of art, design, math and science concepts.  Robot Cadets build strong and stable structures, explore simple machines, and program their robots using Lego® NXT software.  They enjoy playing Drag Race and Sumo with fellow team members.  The Robot Cadets compete in mini team competitions and demonstrate their projects in a Show & Tell on the last day of camp.  The result is education, advanced skills, and a whole lot of fun!

2014 Mathobotix Summer Camp Schedules:
Session 1:  July 7 - 11
Session 2:  July 14 - 18
Session 3:  July 21 - 25
Session 4:  July 28 - Aug 1
Session 5:  Aug 4 - 8
Session 6:  Aug 11 - 15
Session 7:  Aug 18 - 22
Session 8:  Aug 25 - 29

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS
Fee must be paid for the entire session duration.
No refunds. No-prorating for missed classes.  
For camp registration and fee-related questions, please email syoungha@uci.edu or call (949)824-6206.

ONLINE REGISTRATIONS (COMING SOON):
EXPRESSIVE ROBOTICS:  $899 online credit card registration plus 2% processing fee
MATHOBOTIX:  $295 online credit card registration plus 2% processing fee (per weekly session)
Register online at:  https://commerce.arts.uci.edu/mathobotix.
Print & Sign Required Waiver Form, and return by the first day of camp. Click here to download.

MAIL-IN REGISTRATIONS:
EXPRESSIVE ROBOTICS:  $899
MATHOBOTIX:  $307 for mail-in registration (per weekly session)
To download Registraton Forms & Waiver click here.
Send Registration materials to:  Beall Center ATTN: CAMPS, 229 Mesa Arts Building, UC Irvine, Irvine, Ca 92697-2775.

DISCOUNTS AND PROMOS:
Discounts currently available UC Irvine staff, faculty & students only through online registration using a UCINetID and Password.
All discounts subject to change.  Only one discount applicable to each registration.

MAPS & DIRECTIONS TO THE BEALL CENTER
Click here to download maps and directions.

CAMP GENERAL INFO
For more info about Mathobotix go to: http://www.mathobotix.com

For more info about Expressive Robotics & The Beall Center for Art+Technology go to: http://www.beallcenter.uci.edu or email syoungha@uci.edu

MATHOBOTIX IMPORTANT INFORMATION
--Fee must be paid for the entire course duration.  No refunds.  No pro-rating for missed classes.
--Fees, discounts, and promotional offers are subject to change without prior notice.
--Campers may attend one-week session or multiple week sessions. Campers will build and develop their knowledge and  skills with each session they attend. Repeating students will work on different projects.
--On the second day of camp children are grouped by age and grade level.  If your child would like to be grouped with a friend, please talk with the camp mentor on the first day of camp.
--Show & Tell/Team Competition conducted Fridays 3pm to 4pm.  Parents/guardians/guests/camper's friends are invited to attend the competitions.|
--Lunch and Snacks:  Please send sack lunch and 2 snacks each day.
--Fee includes the camp and T-Shirt.
--Camper age:  6 – 13 years.
--Camps Run 9am to 4pm, Mondays thru Fridays.  Extended hours available upon request.
--Sign-in/Sign-out required by Parents/Guardians. Drop-off in front of the Beall Center at 8:45 - 9am & Pick-up at 3:45 - 4pm.
--All registration materials & Waiver Form must be mailed to the Beall Center or returned by the first day of camp.

MORE ABOUT STEAM EDUCATION
The acronym STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics.  Harvey White, co-founder of Qualcomm and Leap Wireless International, is credited with first using the acronym in a talk to the San Diego Development Corporation, and knows something about the workforce of the future when he states, “We simply cannot compete in the new economy unless we do something now about creativity and innovation­.”

Much emphasis – and money – is placed on advancing educational efforts in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  President Obama’s initiative, Educate to Innovate, part of the “Race to the Top” program, invests $700 million in financial and in-kind support for the continued development of effective teaching in these subjects, to prepare our next generation for global leadership.  What seems to be missing from all these discussions and dollars is a holistic approach to education in the sciences.  The subjects that make up STEM are treated as discrete, and outcomes are confined to purely quantifiable test results.

Innovation in science education needs the kind of creativity that is relevant and humanistic, and that encourages multi-skilled problem solving in a collaborative environment.  The Arts incorporated into STEM education leads to skills development, intellectual curiosity and stronger preparation for our next generation of leaders.

To support the innovations of future minds, the Claire Trevor School of the Arts partners with outside educators to keep creativity alive and thriving.  We warmly invite you to come join Mathobotix at the Beall Center on our campus this summer – as we team-up, full STEAM ahead!

“As demand for a new workforce to meet the challenges of a global knowledge economy is rapidly increasing, few things could be as important in this period of our nation’s history than art education.”
-- John M. Eger, Chair of Communications & Public Policy, CSUSD