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Summer Technology Workshops for Kids

The Department of Engineering Technology and School of Construction offer summer workshops to children, ages 9-14, which allow them to explore different areas of technology with hands-on experiences. The workshops are:

  • Adventures in Robotics
  • Construct your future

Pitt State faculty conduct the workshops within the laboratories and classrooms of the Kansas Technology Center available in several different sessions to accommodate as many young minds as possible.

We will provide a supervised place to eat lunch for students that want to attend both afternoon and morning sessions. Those planning on staying during the lunch hour will need to bring a sack lunch.

Adventures in Robotics Workshop 2014

Adventures in Robotics is a series of hands-on workshops for children conducted each summer by the Pittsburg State University faculty. Children must be 9 years old by July 1st in order to enroll, with a recommended upper limit of 13. All sessions will be held in the laboratories and facilities of the Kansas Technology Center on the east side of the Pittsburg State University campus.

Adventures in RoboticsTopics to be covered include the following: teamwork, programming, brainstorming, construction techniques, robotic basics, and electro-mechanics.

Students enrolling in Robotics II should have completed Robotics I or have prior experience with Lego(TM) Systems.

Adventures in Robotics I: July 14-18, 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Adventures in Robotics II: July 21-25, 9:00 a.m. to Noon


Additional program details and answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

Cost

Each robotics session is $90.

Registration


To register call 620.235.4350 or e-mail Child's Name, Age, Highest Grade Completed, Parent/Guardian's Name and Daytime Phone Number, and T-shirt size to etech@pittstate.edu.

To reserve a spot please make checks payable to "Pittsburg State University" and mail to:
Pittsburg State University
ATTN: Engineering Technology
1701 South Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762

To pay with credit/debit card, please call (for security reasons do not email credit card information) the ETech office at 620.235.4350.

Construct Your Future 2014

A fast paced look at the materials, processes, and design methods involved in the construction industry.  Students will receive first hand experience on material classification and usage.  For children ages 9-14.  Attendees must be 9 years old by July 1st!

Construct Your FutureLevel I:  July 14-18, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
3D Building Modeling, Problem Solving, Bridge Building, Safety, GPS and other activities.


Level II: July 21-25, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
3D Building Modeling, Problem Solving, Bridge Building, Safety, hands on activities including: building walls, pouring concrete, laying brick & building a dog house.

Cost

Each construction session is $90.

Registration

To register contact Rita Hardesty at rhardesty@pittstate.edu  or call School of Construction office at 620.235.6555.