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Oak Ridge Robotics Academy

Oak Ridge Robotics Academy

The Oak Ridge Robotics Academy is a week-long day camp for rising 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students filled with exciting and challenging activities. Working in small teams, students will design, build and program a robot. Students will have an opportunity to tour Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s research facilities and learn from robotics and engineering research scientists.

Why Robotics Academy?

Why Robotics Academy?

The Robotics Academy pairs students together to complete engineering challenges that encourage the students to solve a problem in a creative way. This builds problem-solving and critical thinking skills required in today’s world.

Program Details

Date: July 8-12, 2019

Applications are closed for the 2019 Robotics Academy. Applications will open for the 2020 Robotics Academy in spring of 2020. Please check back!

 

Meet your instructor: Tad Douce

Meet your instructor: Tad Douce

Tad Douce has served as a classroom teacher, instructional coach and administrator since beginning his career in 1996. He started his career as a middle school pre-engineering instructor in central Ohio and has authored four project books for Ohio 4-H in the area of robotics, along with numerous online engineering tutorials. In 2011, he was awarded the Professor George Schneider, Jr. Manufacturing Technology Education Faculty Award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers - Education Foundation. Tad is the executive director of the 501c3, EduEverything, Inc., where he also serves as director of events for the National Robotics Challenge and Drones in School. His great purpose is to help people find their passions and unleash their full potential.

Participants

2018

First Name Last Name
Simon Adams
Luis Aguilar
Austin Barry
Adam Blanchard
Austin Campbell
Logan Duckworth
Jameson Foster
Grace Godfrey
Ashley Godfrey
Jared Hallford
Austin Lewis
Timothy Morgan
Noah Oaks
Lucas Phipps
Jada Robinson
Thomas Schultz
Rebecca Seay
Elijah Shields
Noah Sommerfield
Thora Spence
Iliana Spence
Seth Sweet
Alonso Vela
Jackson Venable
Riley Webb
Michael White, Jr

2017

First Name Last Name
Yash Agnihotri
Christopher Matchett
Anshra Ajaz
Lucas Meyers
Angus Barber
Virginia (Ginny) Morris
Anjalee Bean
Christina O'Mary
Aidan Brown
Marton Peintler Krivan
Cole Brown
Andrea Range
Sean Carroll
Carter Rejman
Jacob Collins
Julia Richardson
Tyler Duckworth
Xan Ridenour
Abigail Ellis
Hannah Tharrington
Roxanne Farahi
Landon Walker
Darun (Andrew) Lawson
Elijah Williams
Abigail Liu
Emma Xiao

Contact Us!

Contact Us!

Marie Westfall
email: K12@orau.org
phone: (865) 576-3425