Back by popular demand, Red River College’s Electrical Engineering Technology department will again host a series of spring Kids Kamps — free programs that introduce Grade 7 and 8 students to the field of electrical and electronic engineering technology.
The sessions will run at both the Exchange District and Notre Dame Campuses, every Saturday from Feb. 23 to April 7, 2013. A total of 12 sessions are scheduled (eight at the Exchange District, four at Notre Dame); students can take part in one session each.
The Kids Kamps will cover basic theory, but the emphasis of each session will be on developing practical skills, and on encouraging younger students to consider careers in science and technology.
The Electronic Technology camps (held at the Roblin Centre in the Exchange), will introduce students to such basic electrical concepts as voltage, currents and resistance; explain the difference between AC and DC currents; explore principles of sound (pitch, volume, timbre, etc.); and provide time for hands-on work in a real electronics lab.
The Electrical Engineering Technology camps (held at the Notre Dame Campus), will teach students about robotics and robotics programming using the Lego NXT-G system. Students will use the system to build and program robotic solutions, progressing from elementary movements to more advanced autonomous tasks.
Classes are limited to a maximum of 16 students, and sessions have filled up quickly in previous years, so those interested are encouraged to apply early in order to avoid disappointment.
For more information, or to access application forms, contact Taryn Presley at 204-632-3803 or firstname.lastname@example.org.