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Advanced Robotics Camp for High School Students!


ASU’s Master Learners Academy is a 14-day summer program that will be happening on July 6th – July 20th, 2019. This program provides students with a transformative Education experience at a highly ranked university by combining challenging academics with a rich array of extra-curricular programming. Arizona State’s Summer Program shares the University’s culture of innovation, academic excellence, and global responsibility. A student will have an experience that is truly life-changing.

The first week of the program is an advanced robotics camp which is designed for students entering grades 9, 10, 11, and 12. The program will cover robot construction, visual programming, language programming, C# programming, Web programming in Service-Oriented Computing, Phone app programming, and a robotics challenge. Camp instructors (ASU Faculty) use component-based robot construction, robotics programming, Web programming, and Alice game programming, and phone app programming as a vehicle to teach the latest engineering design concepts and computing technologies. The robots built by students will enter a robotics challenge and demonstration at the end of the first week.

The second week is designed as ASU’s own “Art of Invention” program where students can create, tinker and imagine new ideas in a unique creative workspace that includes advance technological equipment such as CAD equipment, or computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) technology. Students are introduced to building and prototyping from low-fidelity to using rapid prototyping tools (including limited use of an electronic paper cutter and a 3D printer) to make their ideas real. Hands-on learning offers students the chance to learn new making and building skills. In this exciting hands-on camp (Art of Invention), students will be introduced to the engineering design process while they learn and use basic science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) concepts like simple machines, electric circuits, programming, rapid prototyping in maker spaces, and storytelling. The project-based approach will emphasize problem identification, brainstorming, problem solving, rapid prototyping, teamwork, and communication. The camp will culminate with the design and construction of a giant thematic Rube Goldberg®-style chain-reaction machine!

Robotics, Technology and Invention Summer Program

Saturday, July 6 – Saturday, July 20, 2019

JULY 6 - JULY 20, 2019

Camp instructors use component-based robot construction, robotics programming, web programming, Alice game programming and phone app programming as vehicles to teach the latest engineering design concepts and computing technologies. The robots built by students will enter a robotics challenge and demonstration at the end of the first week. Learning objectives include:

Week One - Robotics

  • Robot construction
  • Visual programming
  • Language programming
  • C# programming
  • Web programming in service-oriented computing
  • Mobile app programming
  • Robotics challenge

Week Two - Art of Invention

  • CAD equipment
  • 3D printing
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Building skills
  • Chain reaction machines
  • Circuits
  • Programming

See what a week at ASU’s Master Learners Academy looks like with the sample itinerary below. Please note: Final itineraries will be emailed to students a month prior to arrival.

Sample: Robotics, Technology and Invention Itinerary (7 Day)


Students who are accepted and attend the robotics, technology and invention summer program will receive a one-time $2,000 scholarship when they apply and are admitted to Arizona State University for an undergraduate degree.


Week one: Robotics with Professor Chen

Yinong Chen received his PhD from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, in 1993. He did postdoctoral research at Karlsruhe and at Laboratory for analytics and architecture of systems at the French National Center for Scientific research (LAAS-CNRS) in France in 1994. From 1994 to 2000, he was a lecturer and then senior lecturer in the School of Computer Science at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Dr. Chen joined Arizona State University in 2001 and is a senior lecturer in the School of Computing, Informatics and Decision Systems Engineering. He co-authored 10 textbooks and more than 200 research papers.

Week two: Invention with Professor Jordan

Shawn Jordan is an associate professor of engineering in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University. He teaches context-centered electrical engineering and embedded systems design courses and studies the use of context and storytelling in both K-12 and undergraduate engineering design education. Professor Jordan co-developed the STEAM Labs™ program to engage middle and high school students and has appeared on many TV shows (including Modern Marvels on The History Channel and Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC) and a movie with his chain reaction machines.



Arizona State University is a top-ranked research university comprised of five campuses in the Phoenix metropolitan area and four regional learning centers throughout Arizona. In 2018, ASU was chosen by U.S. News & World Report as the nation’s most innovative school for the third year in a row. And according to the Institute of International Education, ASU is the top public university chosen by international students.ASU is one of the largest public universities by enrollment in the U.S. It had approximately 72,000 students enrolled in fall 2017, including 59,198 undergraduate and 12,630 graduate students. ASU’s charter, approved by the Arizona Board of Regents in 2014, is based on the New American University model created by ASU President Michael Crow. It defines ASU as “a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but rather by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.”


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Students applying for the ASU Master Learners Academy must submit their application materials online. The robotics, technology and invention summer program is designed for high school students, ages 14 – 18. The ASU Master Learners Academy applicants need to submit an application, which includes:

  1. A completed online application
  2. Three 250-word essays detailing:
    1. How you will benefit from the program?
    2. Why you should be selected for the program?
    3. Your understanding of technology.
  3. Copy of high school transcript (English) Last 2 years of academic work (does not need to be official).
  4. English Proficiency Exam: TOEFL- 50, IELTS- 5.0, Duo-Lingo-26. (Scanned copies are fine).
    (These tests are not required at the time of the application. We will advise you if and when required post assessing your application.)
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The program cost for the ASU Master Learners Academy is $2,900 USD. The fee excludes airfare, visa costs and international travel insurance. Students who get accepted and attend the Robotics & Technology summer program will get a $2,000 scholarship when they apply for an undergraduate course at Arizona State University.
The fees includes:

  • Tuition fees
  • On-campus accommodation and most meals (Please note that meals during travel and field trips are not included)
  • Ground transportation during the program
  • Off-campus activities and activity supplies
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