Summer Robotics Camp Accommodated at Harvard University

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CyberMath Academy’s Summer Robotics camp is a selective summer program for students who would like to learn and excel at coding in the inspiring and motivating atmosphere of Harvard University. Our summer technology camps provide a challenging environment for students in which they master robotics with the participation of brilliant students from all over the globe.

Harvard Campus Experience!

Location

Classes will be held at: Harvard University*

Residential Students will stay at: Harvard Square

Dates*

July 15– July 27, 2019   (see calendar below for details please)

* Tentative Dates. Dates might change within July 2019. Exact dates to be finalized and published on this page in October. Please contact us for more information. 

Recommended Grade Levels: 4th-8th

 

Outstanding Teachers!

Please see our faculty page for our instructors. Our Robotics Camp instructors will be some of the instructors listed on our faculty page or other outstanding teachers with similar credentials.

 
What Will the Students Learn at our Summer Robotics camp?

Summer Robotics Camp Accommodated at Harvard University

NASA’s Mars Rover

  • Students will build a replica of NASA’s Mars Rover and test its movements.

Self-Driving Car

  • Students will create and test a circuit containing a power source, inputs, outputs and wires, construct a prototype of a self-driving vehicle.
  • Systematically categorize the energy of the car for different settings of the slide dimmer by adding a Number Bit in VALUE or VOLTS mode to the circuit.
  • Test their prototypes and make improvement, self-assess their work based on the outlined success criteria and constraints.
  • Conclude the activity with a class “car show” to allow students to explain and show off the best features of their designs.

LEGO Robotics

summer robotics campStudents will learn LEGO Mindstorms and prepare for the FIRST LEGO League competitions.

LEGO Robotics Topics Covered

  • Moving Straight
    • Motors
    • Sequences of Commands,
    • Block Settings
    • Downloading and Running Programs
    • Move Steering Block
  • Turning Turning
    • Types of Turns
    • Move Steering vs. Move Tank Block
  • Move Until Touch
    • Sensors
    • Wait For Block
    • Touch Sensor
    • Move Until Behaviors
  • Move Until Near
    • Ultrasonic Sensor
    • Thresholds
  • Turn for Angle
    • Gyro Sensor
    • Compensating for Sensor Error
  • Move until Color
    • Color Sensor
  • Loops
    • Loops
    • Patterns of Behavior
  • Switches
    • Switches,
    • Conditional Reasoning
  • Switch-Loops
    • Obstacle Detection Behavior,
    • Repeated Decisions Pattern
  • Line Follower
    • Line Following (a Repeated Decisions Pattern Behavior)
  • Final Challenge
    • Cumulative Application of Skills and Knowledge

 

Guest Lectures by Harvard, MIT Researchers

TBA.

The guest lectures will be held at the 250-year old courtroom at Harvard University on the first day of the camp.

Students’ Forum

Learn how to get accepted to top colleges from students who currently attend Harvard, MIT and other top colleges.

Summer Robotics Camp Accommodated at Harvard University

Harvard, MIT Campus Tours and Lab Visits

Harvard and MIT Campus Tours and laboratory visits are scheduled each year.

Sightseeing

We will visit the historical places to see first-hand where the United States was founded and learn about its history. Walk along The Freedom Trail, try many tastes at Quincy Market, when tired of walking hop on a Duck Tour and take a walk along Charles River. Feel smarter (pronounced SMAHTAH) at Harvard Square, join sessions at Harvard and MIT. 
 
Schedule of Activities

DateMorningAfternoon
Sun, July 14Residential and Int. Students ArriveOrientation, Time at Harvard Square
Mon, July 15Opening, Guest LectureRobotics Classes
Tue, July 16Robotics ClassesRobotics Classes
Wed, July 17Robotics ClassesRobotics Classes
Thu, July 18Harvard Campus TourRobotics Classes
Fri, July 19Robotics ClassesRobotics Classes
Sat, July 20Robotics ClassesRobotics Classes
Sun, July 21Students’ ForumTrip: Historical Sites
Mon, July 22Robotics ClassesRobotics Classes
Tue, July 23Robotics ClassesRobotics Classes
Wed, July 24Robotics ClassesRobotics Classes
Thu, July 25Robotics ClassesMIT Campus Tour
Fri, July 26Robotics ClassesRobotics Classes
Sat, July 27Final ProjectAward Ceremony
Sun, July 28Domestic Residential Students DepartAcademic Counseling and Study Planning
Mon, July 29Trip to Quincy MarketTrip to Cambridge Galleria
Tue, July 30International Students Depart

* Domestic residential and international students who will be staying with us overnight at our Summer Robotics camp are expected to arrive at Boston Logan International Airport or at the camp site between 7 am – 7 pm on July 14th. For tuition and fees, please see below. 
 
Daily Schedule

TimeActivityNotes
7:15 am – 8:15 amBreakfastResidential Students Only
8:15 am – 8:45 amDay students arrive
9:00 am – 12:15 pmMorning classes
12:15 pm – 1:15 pmLunch and Activity time Conversation with teachers/counselors
1:15 pm – 4:30 pmAfternoon classes
4:30 pm – 5:00 pmDay students depart
5:00 pm – 6:00 pmFree timeResidential Students Only*
6:00 pm – 7:15 pmDinnerResidential Students Only*
7:30 pm – 9:30 pmStudy TimeResidential Students Only*
9:30 pm – 10:30 pmFree TimeResidential Students Only
10:45 pmLights OutResidential Students Only

*Day students who wish to attend supervised evening recreational and academic activities at the residential program may do so for an additional fee. The cost will be $200 (including dinner and all activities).

 

Activities in Morning and Afternoon Sessions

Morning Sessions: Introduction of Topics and Samples

Afternoon Sessions: Guided Practice and Student Projects

 

 
Transportation

Bus Service for Day Students

We offer bus transportation to our camp site if enough number of students sign up for our Summer Math Camp as day students from the cities listed below. Extra charge will apply and space is limited.

For day students, we provide buses from the following cities: Acton, Lexington, Weston, and Newton

Airport Pickup

Domestic residential and international students who will be staying with us overnight at our summer math camp are expected to arrive at Boston Logan International Airport or at the camp site between 7 am – 7 pm on the corresponding dates above. For tuition and fees, please see below.

 


Tuitions and Deadlines

Deposit: A $250 non-refundable deposit will be requested at the time of registration if the student is admitted. The remaining balance will be due April 30th.

Tuition TypeDeadlineDay StudentResidential Student
Super Early BirdNovember 1st$1,750$3,910
Early RegistrationApril 1st$1,975$4,450
Regular RegistrationJune 1st$2,150$4,700
Late RegistrationJuly 14th$2,350$4,950

Residential Tuition covers classes & activities, accommodation, meals and in-camp transportation.

Fees

International Students’ Fee: Additional $585.
Airport Pickup/Dropoff fee: $120
Lunch Fee for Day Students: $240 (Day Students might choose to bring their own lunch or purchase lunch at Harvard University.)

You can save up to $790 by registering early!

Summer Robotics Camp Admission and Placement

Please choose your desired course below and apply. Please provide as much detailed information on the student’s background as possible:

* Background Information (not required for returning students): Please provide the student’s background. Please include student’s academic achievements, competition experience, any Honors or AP Courses taken, any year-round or summer advanced courses/camps that the student has participated in.

* Letter of Recommendation(s) from a teacher/advisor/counselor (not required for returning students): Please have your teacher/advisor/counselor email his/her letter of recommendation to info@cybermath.academy.

We will get back to you with an admission decision and payment details if the student is admitted. All students will take a placement test in the morning of the first instructional day and assigned to their appropriate groups. We continuously monitor our students’ progress and make adjustments to their assignments when necessary. If you would like to discuss your child’s placement, please do not hesitate to give us a call or email us at info@cybermath.academy


 

Summer Robotics Camp Application

* Subject to agreement with Harvard University. Camp place, dates and times will be finalized after the agreement is signed with Harvard University. This event is not owned, controlled, supervised or sponsored by Harvard University or any of its schools or programs.

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