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Robotics Program Overview
The 4-H STEM YOUniversity Robotics Program has adapted to the COVID-19 health crisis by providing virtual Robotics programming using the CoderZ online platform. CoderZ is an innovative and fun learning online platform for students to engage in coding, robotics, computer science, and STEM to foster 21st century skills. There are 3 CoderZ curriculums we use: Cyber Robotics 101, Cyber Robotics 102, and Python Gym. We offer Train-the-Trainer Workshops for youth and adult volunteers to learn the curriculum in order for them to then engage youth in their community through a Robotics Camp. Continue to read below to learn more about CoderZ, system requirements, upcoming Robotics Camps, summaries and google sites of previous Robotics Camps for an in-depth view of the planning, Teams, and ceremony events.
What is CoderZ
CoderZ is an innovative and fun learning platform for students worldwide to engage in robotics, computer science, and STEM to foster 21st century skills. Using simulated 3D virtual cyber robots, students learn Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics while engaging in challenging tiered missions that develop creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and an appreciation for technology. For additional information about CoderZ
CoderZ Equipment Minimum Requirements
- Windows 7 and up
- OS X 10.9 Mavericks and Up
- Chrome OS (Chromebooks)
- Ubuntu 16 and up
- Latest Chrome browser 64 bit
- i5 or similar; recommended 64 Bit architecture
- 4 GB; recommended 8 GB
- 1280 width or more
- High Speed / broadband connection (15 Mbps); wired connection is preferred
The following two domains should be white-listed in both email servers and firewalls for optimal performance of CoderZ:
Upcoming Robotics 101 and 102 Virtual Summer Camp 2021
Previous Robotics Camps
Robotics 101 and 102 Virtual Camp Winter 2021
Are you new to robotics and interested in coding? Would you like to learn more about computer science? If so, then the 5-week Robotics 101 Virtual Camp is a perfect STEM experience for you and your friends. Have you already participated in a Robotics 101 Camp and would like to continue to learn more advance coding and robotics, then the Robotics 102 Virtual Camp is the place for you to build on your coding and robotics skills.
Go to the Robotics 101 and 102 Virtual Camp event page to register and learn more.In addition, for those of you who have already participated in the Robotics 101 Camp and are ready to become a STEM Counselor, gain leadership skills and participate in community service by helping lead your community Robotics Camp 101, then the Robotics 101 Train-the-Trainer Workshop is perfect for you. Now, for those select few of you who have already been a Robotics 101 STEM Counselor and would like to continue teaching peers, building on your leadership skills and participate in community service by helping lead your community Robotics 102 Camp, then the Robotics 102 Train-the-Trainer Workshop is perfect for you.
Robotics 101 Virtual Camp Fall 2020
The 4-H STEM YOUniversity Robotics 101 Virtual Camp Fall 2020 has been a great success and is heading into it's 5th and final week. The youth showcase and recognition ceremony is scheduled for December 18, 2020 from 4-5pm. We had three counties and one Federally Recognized Tribal Extension Program (FRTEP) participate: Santa Cruz County with two teams reaching 16 youth; Yavapai with 3 teams impacting 80 middle school youth; and Maricopa with 3 youth and the Hope Tribe with one engaging 7 youth. In total 106 youth were engaged. A two week Train-the-Trainer was held to train youth and adult STEM Counselors the CoderZ curriculum followed by each team hosting it's own 5-week robotics camp. This could not have been possible without the support from the AZ 4-H Youth Foundation to provide the purchase of the CoderZ licenses. And without the commitment and dedication of the planning team comprised of 6 youth STEM Counselors; 10 Adult STEM Counselors community volunteers; and 8 4-H and AmeriCorp staff. Way to go Team!
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Robotics 101 Virtual Camp Summer 2020
AZ 4-H STEM YOUniveristy Building Future STEM Leaders with Coding. AZ 4-H STEM YOUniveristy rolled up their sleeves and went virtual this summer to deliver the 2nd Annual Robotics Summer Camp. Seven youth and thirteen adult 4-H Staff/Volunteers rose to the challenge of learning how to code during a two-week train-the-trainer workshop becoming STEM counselors and then leading a month-long summer camp teaching Robotics CoderZ to twenty-two youth from several counties and Federally Recognized Tribal Extension Programs (FRTEP)’s.
Robotics Camp Summer 2019
The Robotics Camp introduced youth to engineering and computer programming to design, build, and program small-scale Lego robots. Middle School aged youth collaborated in small teams and engaged with AmeriCorp members and 4-H Staff to learn coding a LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 robot and develop engineering, technology and problem-solving skills. Funded in part by; Extension Strategic Initiative Proposal (ESIP) UA Cooperative Extension 4-H Leadership and AZ 4-H County Programs.