RobotC for Girls

Camp dates: July 11-15, 2016



What is it?

RobotC for Girls is a one-week, day program for students who will complete grades 8 - 12 July 11-15, 2016.

The camp introduces students to computer programming in a fun and supportive environment. The camp is limited to 20 students.

RobotC for Girls campers will program Lego Mindstorm robots using RobotC programming language. This is a text based program language similar to C++. The camp introduces students to text-based programming including syntax, variables, functions, behaviors and loops. 

The camp is planned and taught by University of Michigan faculty, staff and students. In addition to hands-on activities, campers will participate in fun group competitions, will tour dynamic UM labs, Google, and the UM campus and will talk with UM students in science and engineering majors.

Our campers are chaperoned by WISE camp staff at all times.

RobotC for Girls is sponsored by the University of Michigan, Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Program and by Google.

When:  RobotC for Girls will be held on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, July 11-152016, 

Who is eligible to apply?
You are eligible to apply for RobotC if:

• You will complete grades 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12 in June 2016
• You have an interest in science, programming, mathematics, or engineering 
• We have received your complete application, including a teacher recommendation no later the deadline, April 8, 2016 (late applications will be considered if there is room in the camp after the deadline). 
• No previous experience in robotics or programming is necessary.

What is the cost?
RobotC costs $350 for a five-day session. This tuition includes five full days of program activities from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM. Lunch is not provided. Students should bring a bag lunch every day. All instructional costs, supplies, and equipment are included.

Need based scholarships are available. Please see below for more information.

How do I apply?
Complete the entire student application form. Ask a math or science teacher to serve as a poitive recommender and either share the link to the teacher recommendation form with them or they can find the link on our website. 

Remember that your recommendation must be from a math or science teacher and it is necessary for you to ask them before you complete this application if they are comfortable serving as a recommender for you. You will need to know their school email address before you complete this application, as you will be asked to enter it.

How will I be notified of acceptance?
Applications will be reviewed by the middle of April.  All applicants will receive a letter by the first week of May to let them know if they have been accepted.  Please DO NOT send money with your application.  Accepted students will be asked to send a non-refundable, space-reserving deposit of $175.00 due May 13th with a balance of $175 due by June 10th.

Need based scholarships available
The need based scholarship form is included in this application. If paying for camp is a hardship for your family, please complete the scholarship form.




For more information or questions, please contact:
Women in Science and Engineering Program
University of Michigan
3236 Undergraduate Science Building (USB)
204 Washtenaw
Ann Arbor, MI  48109-2215
Phone: (734) 615-4455 
Fax: (734) 615-4450