Published: Aug. 27, 2018

Members of CU Science Discovery Robotics Engineering Academy sit around a table.This summer, the ATLAS BTU Lab hosted CU Science Discovery Robotics Engineering Academy and camp for high school students, instructed by ATLAS Lecturer Wayne Seltzer, along with Cicada Scott, teaching assistant and BTU lab assistant.

"The campers enjoyed their time in the BTU Lab, making great use of resources such as the laser cutter, 3D printer and electronics tools," said Seltzer. "We're looking forward to seeing some of these talented summer campers return as ATLAS undergraduates."

Sparkfun's Inventor's Kit for RedBot provided the platform for the camps, enabling students to learn Arduino programming skills, controlling robotic sensors and actuators. One of the student groups developed soccer-playing robotics, in honor of the FIFA World Cup and the home countries of some of the international students.