June 16th – June 20th
Daily from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Washington County Museum in Hillsboro
Are you a girl in 8th to 12th grade and interested in science and community service? Sign up for a fun summer robotics opportunity that will involve underwater robotics challenges and will prepare you with leadership skills to help younger girls work with robotics at an upcoming camp. In the week-long STEM Leadership Academy a small group of high school girls will follow the National Science Foundations’ Waterbotics lesson plans to build a Lego robot and compete in challenges. But not just any challenges—underwater challenges, both on the surface of the water and vertical motion in an eight foot diameter pool! You will discover technical talents you didn’t know you had! Guest speakers will visit the Museum to share how their careers use real-life applications of these robots. At the end of STEM Leadership Academy, you will be equipped with important leadership skills.
Why do underwater robotics?
As recent headlines have shown, engineers are increasingly called upon to deal with complex, non-traditional and previously unforeseen challenges. The underwater environment of the WaterBotics program will give you a sense of both the known and unknown challenges that real engineers face every day.
- Learn new thinking skills
- Learn programming skills
- Learn engineering design skills
- Learn teamwork techniques
- Meet professionals and learn about internships and college scholarships
You will discover technical talents you didn’t know you had! Guest speakers will visit the Museum to share how their careers use real-life applications of these robots. At the end of STEM Leadership Academy, you will be equipped with important leadership skills. If you so choose, you will have the opportunity to put those leadership skills to work and lead middle school girls and boys through Robotics camps later in the summer.
More images can be seen on Washington County Museum’s Facebook album by clicking here.
Please register below or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. You may also call the Education Department at 503.645.5353.
Learn about other summer camps for middle schoolers here