Summer Programs

College Now @ Queensborough Community College

Robotics

@ Queensborough Community College

This program is designed to introduce students to robotics within a hands-on four (4) college credit course, ET 375 (Introduction to Robotics), to robotic construction, programming, operation, and basic design theory.  Throughout the summer, students will work in teams to design, construct, and program autonomous mobile robots by learning and using the C Programming Language within the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Robotics System.  Robotics projects will include behaviors such as line-following, random roaming with obstacle avoidance using IR senors and ultrasonic range finding sensors, and rotate until a path is clear using the data from the ultrasonic range finders.
June 30 to August 7, 2014
Monday through Thursday
8:45 AM to 3:45 PM
Four (4) college credits upon successful completion.

Metrocards and lunch vouchers will be provided.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a New York City public high school student, entering 11th or 12th grade in September 2014
  • A score of between 65 and 79 on the Algebra I or Geometry Regents-- no greater than 79 on any Math Regents
  • Teacher recommendations should be based on GPA, attendance, and motivation.
  • Students who have entered electronic or mathematics oriented high school programs may be given preference.

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For more information on this program contact Queensborough Community College's College Now staff.