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Arizona State University's Master Learners Academy offers students a transformative, educational experience at a highly ranked university by combining challenging academics with a rich array of extracurricular programming.
This Arizona-based program shares the university's culture of innovation, academic excellence and global responsibility. ASU is hosting the robotics, technology and invention summer program from July 6 to 20 for international high school students to experience education in the U.S. The program introduces students to robot construction; visual, language and digital programming; a robotics challenge; and invention and innovation techniques. The program will be located on ASU’s Tempe campus in the Phoenix metropolitan area.
Arizona State University is a top-ranked research university comprised of four campuses in the Phoenix metropolitan area, plus five regional learning centers throughout Arizona. In 2018, ASU was named by U.S. News & World Report as the nation's most innovative school for the fourth straight year. And according to the Institute of International Education, ASU is the top public university chosen by international students. ASU is one of the largest public universities by enrollment in the U.S.
Week one - Robotics
Camp instructors use component-based robot construction, robotics programming, web programming, Alice game programming and phone app programming as vehicles to teach the latest engineering design concepts and computing technologies. The robots built by students will enter a robotics challenge and demonstration at the end of the first week. Learning objectives include:
Week two - Art of Invention
In this exciting hands-on camp, students will be introduced to the engineering design process while they learn and use basic science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) concepts like simple machines, electric circuits, programming, rapid prototyping in maker spaces and storytelling. This project-based approach will emphasize problem identification, brainstorming, problem solving, teamwork and communication. The camp will culminate with the design and construction of a giant thematic Rube Goldberg®-style chain reaction machine. Learning objectives of the second week include:
See what a week at ASU’s Master Learners Academy looks like with the sample itinerary below. Please note: Final itineraries will be emailed to students a month prior to arrival.
As participants, students are engaged in leadership and team-building activities when not taking part in classes. Students will get to know classmates from various countries and all over the U.S. during the extracurricular and social activities that are planned for evenings and weekends, including:
Safety at ASU
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