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LMC Offers STEM Summer Camps and Training for Kids and Adults in Niles and South Haven

May 21, 2012

NILES, MI – Lake Michigan College is offering robotics and fabrication camps this summer for students ages 7-14, along with two-day seminars for building and programming robots for adults. The instruction will take place at LMC’s Bertrand Crossing Campus, South Haven Campus, and at Niles Eastside Connections School. The following camps and seminars will be offered:

Robotics Camps for Students Aged 9-14
In the Robotics camps, students work in pairs to solve challenges by building and programming robots using the LEGO® Mindstorms® (RCX) Robotics Invention System. They build their own robot and learn computer programming to control it. Each day includes structured lessons and activities to practice construction and programming skills.

Dates: July 9-13 Robotics I (at Niles Eastside Connections School) 
July 23-27 Robotics I (at LMC South Haven Campus) 
Aug 6-10 Robotics I (at Niles Eastside Connections School) 
Aug 20-24 Robotics II (at Niles Eastside Connections School)
Time: 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Cost: $250

Fabrication Camp for Students Aged 10-15
Students learn about digital fabrication, making both artistic and practical designs using laser cutting, vinyl cutting, 3D printing, and CNC router technology. LMC Bertrand Crossing is one of only approximately 100 Fab Labs (short for Fabrication Laboratory) in the world that believe anyone can make almost anything. Participants learn about mechanical and software design, problem solving, and teamwork skills. Students will complete several projects and mini challenges.

Dates: July 30-Aug 3
Time: 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Location: LMC Bertrand Crossing Campus
Cost: $250

Elementary Lego We-Do Camp for Students Aged 7-8
Using LEGO® kits, students use computer programming to make machines that move. Gears, levers, motors, and machines of all kinds are discussed, all with step-by-step pictures.

Dates: July 30-Aug 3
Time: 9 a.m.- Noon
Location: Niles Eastside Connections School
Cost: $150

Train the Trainer Two-Day Seminar for Adult Students
Adult students receive hands-on experience with building and programming the Lego® NXT robot, an introduction to other Lego® curriculum including Simple Machines® and WeDo®. Competition opportunities will also be introduced, specifically First Lego League, First Tech Challenge, and VEX®. Attendees will have enough information at the end of the seminar to find the tools they need to start their own program. Lunch and snacks provided.

Dates: July 16-17 (at Niles Eastside Connections School)
           July 19-20 (at LMC South Haven Campus)
Time: 8 a.m.- 4p.m.
Cost: $200

For more information, visit www.lakemichigancollege.edu/ce. Pre-registration is required. Those interested in registering, call (269) 695-1391.

LMC Bertrand Crossing Campus, 1905 Foundation Drive, Niles
LMC South Haven Campus, 125 Veterans Boulevard, South Haven
Niles Eastside Connections School, 314 N. 14th Street, Niles

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