Technology Showcase

Hello Dr. Chen,

I participated in your Robotics 9UP Program in the summer of 2009, as a student at BASIS Scottsdale. I have just graduated and will be heading to Stanford in the fall as a computer science major.

Your camp had an immense impact on getting me started in programming and computer science- after the camp, I earned a 5 on AP Computer Science and completed online classes in Machine Learning from Stanford University. I also completed a research project in bioinformatics that I was invited to present to President Obama at the White House Science Fair! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhusJSEiKtM)

I have started a nonprofit to inspire girls in technology and computer science, called LITAS for Girls. This past year, through LITAS, I taught forty middle school girls to program games, apps, and animations through Alice, MIT AppInventor, and other beginner-friendly technologies.

LITAS is putting on a Technology Showcase for middle and high school girls in the fall—essentially a Computer Science science fair, with judges coming from startups and companies like Intel, Avnet, and others. For more details about the competition, please see the attached document.

I’d like to invite the students who have participated in your 7UP and 9UP robotics camps to take part in the Tech showcase. Can you please pass on this opportunity to them? They can register atwww.litas4girls.org/tech-showcase.

In addition, we would be honored if you would be able to be a judge in the competition, which will take place on the morning of September 5th.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Best Regards,

Anvita Gupta
Stanford Class of 2019

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9Up Camp Closing Ceremony on Friday Start at 2pm

Students continue to work on their phone apps development and ASU-VPL programs to control the robots. They are writing remote controlled and autonomous code to control robot to retrieve balls in different places in a maze. They also completed the maze navigation program today. They are working on their sumo program.
This Friday, we will have the closing and award-giving ceremony starting at 2pm. Parents are invited to attend. Students will show their final competition at 2pm, and then we will have the team presentations. Each team will speak 3 to 4 minutes, and each member must speak at least one minute. Prizes will be given to the top teams based on
(1) The number of exercises the team has completed;
(2) The scores of the treasure hunting missions;
(3) The scores of the maze navigation competition;
(4) The scores of the Sumo competition.

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9Up camp in the second week

In the first week, students did robot construction, programming robot in the simulation environment and with the EV3 robot. One robotics competition was done on Friday. App Inventor also started, and students learned to program phone apps.
In the second week, students continue to learn robotics programming with various sensors as well as phone apps development. More competitions will be done along with robotics programming.

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First Two Days of 9Up Camp

Students learned Microsoft Visual Programming Language. They programmed in conditions, loop, and switch. They learned computer organization and programmed a vending machine and a three-bit adder/ALU and perform robotics simulation: They program robot to move in a simulated environment. From tomorrow, they will apply their programming skill learn in real robot. They will build EV3 robot and program the robot to perform different tasks.
A number of academic lectures have been given to the class:
Monday:
(1) Career opportunities and major selection guide
(2) Introduction to Visual Programming Language
(3) Logic design and computer organization
Tuesday:
(1) Number Systems and Binary Number
(2) Finite State Machine as Programming Model

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9Up Camp will start on Monday, June 15

The 9Up Camp will start on Monday, June 15. Please follow the driving “Directions” page at:
http://venus.eas.asu.edu/roboticscamp/directions.html
to find the location and parking information.
Please arrive before 8:30am to register. The registration desk will open at 8:15am in ASU Brickyard Building BY211 lobby.
Parents are encouraged to stay in the first session “Parent and Student Orientation” from 8:35am to 8:45am in BY210.
Camp T-shirt and a textbook will be handed to the student at the registration.
If parents cannot stay in the parent and Student Orientation session, please download and read the PDF file at the link:
http://www.public.asu.edu/~ychen10/teaching/robotcamp/CampOrietnation9Up.pdf

The camp is full. No students can be admitted if they are not preregistered through our camp Website.

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7Up Camp Week 2

Students continue to work on their EV3 robots and write programs to control the robots. They are writing autonomous code to control robot to retrieve balls in different places in a maze. They are now getting ready with their line-following program to retrieve balls.
We will move to maze navigation program tomorrow, and then we will have the sumo robot programming.
This Friday, we will have the closing and award-giving ceremony starting at 2pm. Parents are invited to attend. Students will perform their final competition at 2pm, and then we will have the team presentation. Each team will speak 3 to 4 minutes, and each member must speak at least one minute. Prizes will be given to the top teams based on
(1) The number of exercises the team has completed;
(2) The scores of the treasure hunting missions;
(3) The scores of the maze navigation competition;
(4) The scores of the Sumo competition.

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First Two Days of 7Up Camp and the Upcoming Third Day

In the first two days, the students learned Alice 3D movie/game programming environment. They learned basic programming constructs, generating different actions, including sequential actions and parallel actions using the game engine. By the end of the second day, most teams have made a 3-minute movie or a game. Those team that did not complete the final movie/game will be given additional time later to complete this part.
Students also learned and followed the engineering design process to implement their movie/game: brainstorming idea, designing storyboard, breaking the story into actions, implementing the actions, assembling the story, testing the product, and publishing the product.
In the third day, we will move to EV3 robot construction and programming.

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