Robotics Summer Academy

During the Robotics Summer Academy, high school students work in teams to build their own robots and custom hardware, and study mechanical, electrical and computer engineering in order to design and fabricate robot parts.

Academy participants take part in friendly competitions with the robots and are allowed to take them home at the end of the week.

This is a day camp only; overnight housing is not provided for the Robotics Summer Academy.

The Robotics Summer Academy is sponsored by The Boeing Company.

For more information, contact or 314-977-8443.


High school students entering grades nine through 12 in the fall of 2018 are eligible. Space is limited to 20 students.

Key Dates
  • December 1: Applications open
  • March 31: Robotics Summer Academy and scholarship applications due
  • Week of April 17: Notification for acceptance and scholarship recipients
  • May 15: Final non-refundable tuition payment due
  • June 19: Check-in begins at 8 a.m.
  • June 23: The academy ends. Parents are invited to a short celebration at the end of the day, after which students can take their robots home and check out of the academy.
Sample Schedule
  • 8:30 a.m. to noon: Formal programming
  • Noon to 1 p.m.: Lunch
  • 1 to 4:30 p.m.: Formal programming
  • 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.: Open design time and check out

Tuition for the Robotics Summer Academy is $650 and is not collected until acceptance decisions have been made.

Tuition covers daily lunch during the academy, activities and materials, including the robot each student builds (valued at approximately $250).


Full and partial scholarships to be used toward the Summer Academy tuition will be awarded. Scholarships are available based on financial need and merit. Submit the scholarship application in order to be considered.

Scholarship applicants must complete all regular application requirements plus the online scholarship application. The application will ask you to answer the following questions:  

  • Why do you want to attend the Robotics Summer Academy?
  • Why are you applying for a scholarship for the Summer Academy?
  • Why are you a viable or deserving scholarship candidate? (Consider scholastic or academic achievements, extracurricular activities, demonstrated interests, etc.)

Consideration for acceptance into the Aviation Summer Academy requires completion of the online application.