FIRST LEGO League Robotics

robotics engineering


This camp is  designed for students who have recently completed 4th through 7th grade and who are interested in getting started or continuing with FIRST Robotics (either through school, clubs, or camps). Students will spend the week designing, building, programming, and testing LEGO ® MINDSTORMS ® robots. This camp is perfect for students who are interested in more serious involvement in FIRST ® LEGO ® League, but have limited experience with MINDSTORMS ® robotics or for students who need a refresher. Students will work individually in order to gain experience in all aspects of robotics engineering.

Please note: Specific information about prior FIRST or robotics experience will be required on the application. Applicants with other relevant experience may also be considered. 

Camp Dates and Times

July 6-10, 2020
Session 1: 8:00am-11:30am

Session 2: 1:30pm-5:00pm

Location: Don Tyson School of Innovation, Springdale

Eligibility and Application

Students currently in  4th through 7th grades (entering 5th through 8th grades during the 2020-2021) school year are eligible to apply. 


The camp costs $300 for the entire week. This program fee covers snacks, a t-shirt, insurance, and other camp related expenses. Lunch is not provided.

Program fees are due upon acceptance to the program. Scholarships are available thanks to the generosity of a number of sponsors. Please complete and send the scholarship application before the application deadline in order to receive consideration for these scholarships.

The Robotics Engineering camps are coordinated by Dr. Richard Cassady and Mrs. Rachel Hickman. Dr. Cassady is a Professor of Industrial Engineering and Director of the Freshman Engineering Program at the University of Arkansas. Mrs. Hickman is a 2nd grade teacher at Bernice Young Elementary School in Springdale, Arkansas. 

Upon acceptance to the camp, more detailed information will be provided. Please contact us at 479-575-7780 or with any other questions.