Robotics Engineering Camp

robotics engineering

This camp is especially designed for students who have recently completed 4th through 7th grade. Students will spend the week designing, building, programming, and testing LEGO ® MINDSTORMS ® robots. This camp is perfect for students who are interested 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: This camp highlights concepts from computer science and electrical engineering. Building the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® is only a small part of camp activities.  

Camp Dates and Times

June 25-29, 2018
Session 1: 8:00am to 11:30am each day
Session 2: 1:30pm to 5:00pm each day

Location: Don Tyson School of Innovation, Springdale

Eligibility and Application

Students currently in  4th through 7th grades (entering 5th through 8th grades during the 2018-2019) school year are eligible to apply. Students are selected based on quality of application materials and space available in the chosen time slots and locations.


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.