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Robotics Summer Academy

Saint Louis University's Robotics Summer Academy is returning to SLU's campus for an in-person day camp in 2022!

June 13 - 17, 2022

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. This day camp also offers the opportunity for participants to meet with current SLU engineering students and faculty, visit SLU engineering labs and facilities, and explore campus. At the end of camp, students will have their own functioning robot to keep!

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.

For more information, see below. If you have any questions, please contact parksevents@slu.edu.

Eligibility

High school students entering grades nine through 12 in the fall of 2022 are eligible. Space is limited to 25 students.

COVID-19

Saint Louis University is taking public health guidance into consideration to protect the community from COVID-19. More information about SLU’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic can be found on this webpage.

Through the Spring 2022 semester, SLU's Office of Summer and Extended Studies will be working with our Pandemic Task Force to develop camp protocols that will make our campus community as safe as possible. When those protocols become available, they will be shared here and with applicants in a timely manner.

Key Dates
  • January 2022: Registration opens and is accepted on a rolling basis until filled.
  • March 13: Scholarship applications due
  • Week of April 11: Notification for scholarship recipients
  • May 15: Final non-refundable tuition payment due
  • June 13: Check-in begins at 8 a.m.
  • June 17: 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

All camp times are in Central Time.

  • 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
Cost

$650. Payment is due by May 15. 
 
Full and partial scholarships are available. Students wishing to be considered for a scholarship need to submit the scholarship application at the time of registration. Scholarship recipients will be notified on a rolling basis. 
 
Tuition covers the robot each student builds (valued at approximately $300), lunch, activities and camp operation costs.

Make a tuition payment for the 2022 Robotics Summer Academy here.

Scholarships

Full and partial scholarships are available. Students wishing to be considered for a scholarship need to submit the scholarship application at the time of registration. Scholarship recipients will be notified on a rolling basis.

Scholarship applicants must complete all camp registration 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.)

Scholarship recipients will be notified by the week of April 11.

Scholarship applications for the 2022 Robotics Summer Academy are closed.

Registration

Registration for the 2022 Robotics Summer Academy  is closed.  

Students are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until the program reaches capacity. After completing the online form, the program coordinator will reach out to you regarding payment to complete your registration.