LEGO Robotics

Hannah Aguirre, 11, works on her team's LEGO robot as they prepare for the Idaho TECH Mars Rover Challenge Thursday, April 16, 2015, at St. Edwards Catholic School in Twin Falls.

DREW NASH, TIMES-NEWS

TWIN FALLS — The College of Southern Idaho will hold a free five-week middle school “Zero Robotics” program.

The program runs from 1-4 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 5-Aug. 4 at CSI’s Twin Falls campus.

Registration is required by calling 208-732-6442 or emailing http://communityed.csi.edu. The class size is limited, so early registration is encouraged.

By making the benefits and resources of the International Space Station tangible to students, Zero Robotics hopes to cultivate an appreciation of science, technology, engineering and math through collaborative competition.

The program at CSI is in cooperation with the MIT Space Systems Lab, Innovation Learning Center and Aurora Flight Sciences. It’s sponsored by NASA, Center for the Advancement of Science in Space and Northrup Grumman Foundation.

Curriculum introduces students to computer programming, robotics and space engineering, and provides hands-on experience programming.

It culminates in a tournament where finalists go head-to-head against other teams from across the country, while astronauts referee the competition live from the International Space Station.

The program is seeking mentors to help during the program. Mentors should be familiar with C++ or Scratch programming languages.

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K-12 educators, pre-service educators or college students pursing a STEM-related degree are encouraged to apply.

All mentors may be eligible for continuing education credits, elective credits, scholarship funds or a small stipend.

For more information, contact RD Van Noy at rvannoy@csi.edu or email communityed@csi.edu.

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