Advance Students’ Interest in STEM Through Robotics Summer Learning

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June 10th, 2013

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This summer students have the opportunity to learn how to program robots, design games, animate stories, and earn a chance to win over $10,000 in prizes and scholarships through the Robotics Summer of Learning Program!

About the Program

The Robotics Summer of Learning Program, sponsored by Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Academy, is designed to advance students’ interests in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) and advanced their programming skillsets. Software and training are provided for free throughout the summer and students will have 24/7 access to online course materials, as well as professional support from developers of the software and curriculum. There will be over $10,000 in prizes available to participants in the challenges, including free software, robot kits, and college scholarships.

Visit to learn more about the courses, activities and competitions taking place.

Who Can Participate

The program is hosted online at the Computer Science Student Network (CS2N). Anyone with access to the Internet can participate from all over the world. Teacher can sign up as a facilitator to work with their students as they progress through the training.

Sign Up

The program  kicks off on June 1 and runs to September 1, 2013. Sign up at

Connect on Edmodo

Teachers participating in the program can connect with each other teacher participants via the CS2N Community on Edmodo. CS2N will also help answer questions and keep teachers up to date on any news regarding the Summer of Learning through the community. 

4 responses to “Advance Students’ Interest in STEM Through Robotics Summer Learning”

  1. teacher julie says:

    I have just received this message yesterday, I’m still on time to be registered. I would like to know if teacher or students should be registered.

  2. Tim says:

    Hello I just stumbled upon this. Is it to late to sign-up? I have about 7 students I would to sign-up. How do I do it? Kits? Help?

  3. Cara says:

    Hi Tim,

    You are not late at all! Just have your students visit the site, create a CS2N account, choose the course they’d like to take, and jump right in. The great thing is it uses Robot Virtual Worlds, so there is no need for a robot kit to learn programming. There are live classes throughout the week, but all are recorded and available through the online class afterwards.

    As a facilitator, you can take the facilitators course to learn more about CS2N and how to create a group so you can track your students’ progress.

    Hope this helps! If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at

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