One: ROBOTICS, June 10th through the 14th PICTURES
session was led by Jerimiah Neubert, a graduate student at the UW-Madison
Engineering. Assisting Jerimiah were Prabu Ravindran, Ram
Subramanian and Dan Klein. Students learned to distinguish what constitutes
a robot and what comes close but isn't really robotics. They built
and programmed robotic arms and tested various sensors attached to
robots to explore how computer vision works. Students further simulated
a production line and discussed how robotics is used by society.
Week Two: AVIATION, June 17th through the 21st
week was coordinated by Karen Valley of the Wisconsin Department of
Transporation (WI DOT). Karen enlisted a series of experts throughout
the week before taking the entire class on an exciting visit to
the EAA Airport where the majority of the class became official "Young
Eagles" by participating in a demonstration airplane flight!
Week Three: SPACE, June 24th through the 28th
third and final week of the workshop students studied the solar system,
satellite technology, rockets and astronomy. They built their own
telescopes from a kit and spent a day on campus visiting the planetarium
and the observatory.