Summer classes offered on electro-optics, robotics
June 15, 2013 10:50 AM

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Office of Adult and Continuing Education is sponsoring summer camps for junior high and senior high school students on electro-optics (lasers) and on robotics.

The Electro-optics Summer Camp will be held at IUP from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 24 to 27 for students entering 10th, 11th or 12th grades. It focuses on hands-on activities in electro-optics, including lasers, fiber-optics, use of lasers in forensics and night vision.

Participants will get hands-on experiences in electro-optics, and will learn about other sciences offered at IUP, including physics, biology and chemistry. Electro-optics camp faculty include Jana Villemain from the IUP Department of Chemistry; Andrew Zhou, from the IUP Department of Physics, and Ben Legum from Clarion University’s Center for Applied Research.

Cost for this camp is $65 per student. Daily lunch and program supplies are included in the camp registration fee.

The Robotics Camp will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 22 to 25 at IUP. The camp is open to students entering seventh, eighth or ninth grade. Students will learn how to build their own robots using Lego Mindstorms kits, and will learn how to program robots to move objects and to navigate around objects. Participants also will learn how scientists and engineers use robots.

Cost for the Robotics Camp is $100, which includes daily lunch and robotics materials.

To register for the either camp, visit or call (724) 357-2292.

Cosponsors for the camps are the Penn State Electro-optics Center and the Indiana County Manufacturing Consortium.

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