Advanced Robotics

Grade:  Entering 6-8
Cost:  $595 (includes lunch)
July 6-10, 2015
9 AM - 4 PM
Prior experience with Lego Mindstorm programming is required.
*Rolling Admission:  Applicants will typically be notified of their acceptance status within 10 business days (2 weeks) of receipt of application and supplemental materials (essay).

Ready for a Real Challenge?

If you already know robotics basics and you’re ready to crank it up a notch, this is the program for you!  Explore more complex programming and construction techniques with our brilliant robotics faculty by your side. 

Admission to the program requires the applicant to submit an essay outlining previous robotics experience, whether it is attendance at our Junior Robotics Challenge or participation on an FLL team. 

Learn more about our faculty lead, Brad Miller, Associate Director of the Robotics Resource Center.

Application Process

  • Completed Advanced Robotics 2015 application
  • Supplemental essay (to be uploaded after completion of initial online application)

An essay is required as part of our online application:  "Please write a one-page essay explaining why you want to attend this program at WPI. Please use .pdf, .doc/.docx, or .txt formats.  We recommend that you use your essay to let us know about previous experience you have had with Lego Mindstorm programming.

Your essay must be received before your application to the program can be considered. Qualified applicants will be admitted on a "rolling" basis.  Most applicants will be notified of an acceptance decision within 2 weeks of receipt of their completed application (including essay). 


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