The future will be full of robots and automation. Who will design, build, manage, and repair the advanced technology we will depend on? Northridge Robotics is training those future scientists, business leaders, and engineers — helping them to decide what career in STEM to pursue.
In this two week camp, campers will design, construct, and pilot their own robots using computer code. Campers are divided into teams; each designing their own robots to compete against each other in VEX Robotic Competitions. Campers will develop skills in:
Week One: Driver-Controlled Competition
The first week of camp will focus on creating great robotic design. Campers learn:
Week Two: Fully Autonomous Competition
The second week of camp focuses on writing computer code to give robots autonomous capabilities. Campers learn:
Tito Fernandez ‘13
Head Northridge Robotics Coach.
Mr. Tito Fernandez, a Northridge alum, is a graduate of Northwestern University, with a Bachelors degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing Design Engineering. Additionally, he is currently pursuing Masters and PhD studies in Mechanical Engineering, with a focus on Robotic Manipulation, Design, and Control at Northwestern. He is the head coach of Northridge’s first robotics teams for both Middle and High School students (which was ranked 39th out of 150 teams last year). Other questions about the camp? You can contact Mr. Fernandez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camp Counselors consists of robotics team veterans — both current members and alumni members. They are role models who are passionate both about STEM and helping students. And many are pursuing STEM careers themselves in college.
“ The best way to predict the future is to invent it”